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Bangladesh stunned world champions England at home.  Shakib Al Hasan won all three matches of the T20 series.  Liton Das showed power with the bat in the third T20 match.  Bangladesh won the series by beating England by 16 runs.

 England won the toss in the third match at the Sher-e Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.  England captain Jos Buttler sent Bangladesh to bat first.  Two openers Liton Das and Rony Talukder started well for Bangladesh.  No wickets fell in the power play.  Ronnie got out after 24 runs while increasing the pace of runs.


 Nazmul Hasan Shanto paired with Liton for the second wicket.  The two continued to advance the team’s run.  England’s bowling attack consisted of Sam Curran, Jofra Archer.  Liton had no problem with that either.  He scored half a century.  In the end Bangladesh scored 158 runs losing 2 wickets in 20 overs.  Lytton remained unbeaten on 73 off 57 balls.  Shanto scored 47 runs.

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 In response, the short format world champions did not get off to a good start.  Phil Salt got out for zero runs in the first over.  After that, however, the big pair was between David Malan and captain Buttler.  Both of them crossed the 100 run of the team.  England needed 58 runs from 42 balls to win.  Had 9 wickets in hand.  It looked like they would at least win this match.

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 Malan and Buttler were dismissed in the first two balls of the 14th over.  First, Mustafizur Rahman dismissed Malan for 53 runs.  Buttler was run out in the next ball after 40 runs.  From there,  England’s batting struggled.  None of the subsequent batters scored big runs.  England’s innings ended with 142 runs after losing 6 wickets in 20 overs.  They lost the match by 16 runs.

 Bangladesh defeated England by 6 wickets in the first T20 match in Chittagong.  Shakib won the next match in Dhaka by 4 wickets.  This time they won the third match as well to pull off the biggest upset   

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