Liton stars again as Bangladesh complete all-format whitewash

Bangladesh handed Zimbabwe a 9-wicket defeat in the second and final T20I at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka to complete an all-format whitewash.Liton stars again as Bangladesh complete all-format whitewash

After winning the one-off Test, Bangladesh clean swept the visitors in the three-match ODI series, and repeated the same in the two-match T20I series as well.

And just like the whole series, Liton Das once again starred in the final match, scoring a brilliant 60-not out off just 45 balls to become the Man of the Match as well as the Man of the Series. He had scored 59 off 39 balls in the T20I series opener.

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Overall Liton has two centuries as well as three fifties throughout this series against Zimbabwe.

Chasing a target of just 120 runs in the second T20I in Mirpur, Bangladesh sailed to victory in just 15.5 overs.

Liton’s unbeaten 60 featured 8 boundaries, and he shared a 77-run opening partnership with Mohammad Naim, who was surprisingly slow in his 33 off 34 balls (with 5 fours) before falling to Chris Mpofu.

After Naim’s departure came Soumya Sarkar in the middle, and he sealed the match for the Tigers with a quickfire 20 off 16 balls, which contained two big sixes.

Earlier in the match, Bangladesh restricted Zimbabwe to a paltry total of 119 for seven wickets in their 20 overs, courtesy of some tight bowling from the Tigers.

Al-Amin Hossain was the pick of the bowlers, grabbing two for 22 in his four overs, while Mustafizur Rahman took two for 25 in his four. Mohammad Saiduddin, Mehedi Hasan and Afif Hossain shared the other three wickets between them.

Brief scores: Zimbabwe 119/7 (Brendan Taylor 59*, Craig Ervine 29; Al-Amin Hossain 2/22) lost to Bangladesh 120/1 (Liton Das 60* and Naim 33; Mpofu 1/27) by 9 wickets.

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