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Netizens react as Bangladesh register their first-ever T20I collection win over England



Bangladesh clinched the three-match T20I collection in opposition to world champions England with a recreation to spare in Mirpur on Sunday, March 12. The hosts pulled off their second successive upset with a four-wicket win over England. All-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz was the star performer with bat and ball.

Chasing 118 to win, Bangladesh had a disappointing begin as openers Litton Das and Rony Talukdar fell for single-digit scores. Nevertheless, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehidy put collectively a 41-run partnership to regular the innings. Jofra Archer then dismissed Mehidy and Afif Hossain to finish with three wickets in his 4 overs.

Regardless of dropping wickets, Najmul (46) and Taskin Ahmed helped Bangladesh chase down the goal with seven balls to spare. England bowlers Sam Curran, Moeen Ali and Rehan Ahmed picked up a wicket every.

Within the first innings, England struggled with the bat as they misplaced opener Dawid Malan (5) early, adopted by Phil Salt (25) who was caught and bowled by Shakib Al Hasan. Ben Duckett top-scored for the guests with a run-a-ball 28, however Mehidy’s 4-12 ripped by way of the center order. Ahmed scored 11 on his T20I debut as England ended on 117 – their eighth-lowest T20I whole.

It was a historic win for Bangladesh as they’d by no means gained a T20I collection in opposition to England earlier than. Mehidy’s all-round efficiency earned him the ‘Participant of the Match’ award.

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