Bangladesh clinched the T20I series against Ireland with one game to go, beating the visitors by 77 runs in the rain-curtailed 17-over match. Litton Das was the standout performer once again in the rubber as he struck a brilliant 83 off 41 balls and put up a record-breaking opening stand of 124 runs with Rony Talukdar (44 off 23 balls) to help the hosts post a gigantic 202-3 in 17 overs. The pair bettered the previous highest opening stand record for Bangladesh in the format, between Soumya Sarkar and Mohammad Naim – 102 runs against Zimbabwe.
In response, the bowling department was clinical, as Shakib Al Hasan picked up his second five-wicket haul in T20Is to restrict Ireland to 125-9.
Bangladesh swatted the visitors away in the three-match ODI series, and continued to assert their dominance in the shortest format with their newfound attacking brand of cricket. Litton, who broke Mohammad Ashraful’s 16-year-old record of the quickest T20I fifty, lamented missing out on a century due to some unnecessary haste in the middle overs. “If I had taken more time to play the pacers, I guess it would have been 100 instead of 83. Yes, it feels good, but it would feel better if it was 10o,” Das said.
Over third man, through to the cover & point and a scoop to the fine leg area. Litton Das deserves more hype & should open for KKR. pic.twitter.com/EUWfpp4Trf
— KH SAKIB 🇧🇩 (@Crickettalkss) March 29, 2023