Brilliant glovework from Litton Das sends Phil Salt packing

Bangladesh clean swept the T20I series against England with a 16-run win in the third T20I in Dhaka on Tuesday, March 14. A sound batting performance was followed by a well-oiled show with the ball, and the run out of Jos Buttler at an opportune juncture aided the hosts.

Litton Das scored a blazing 57-ball 73 while Najmul Hossain chipped in with 47 not out off 36 to help Bangladesh post a competitive 158/2. A 95-run partnership between Dawid Malan (53 off 47) and Jos Buttler (40 off 31) kept England on course but Bangladesh triggered a stunning collapse, picking up the last six wickets for 28 runs to inflict a memorable whitewash.

Rony Talukdar and Litton hit six boundaries between them to enable Bangladesh to 46/0 in the powerplay. Although the wily Adil Rashid, who sent down two overs in the powerplay, conceded only 11 runs, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer and Curran gave away 34 runs between them as Bangladesh started on a promising note. They went from strength to strength before losing the plot at the death, but the consolidation of momentum in the middle phase ensured a challenging total was put on the board.