Bangladesh whitewash world champion England in T20Is

Litton Das plays a shot during the third T20I between Bangladesh and England in Dhaka, on, Tuesday. (PTI)

Mirpur, March 14: Bangladesh whitewashed world champion England in their Twenty20 series by winning the third game by 16 runs on Tuesday.
Opener Liton Das hit a career-best 73 and Najmul Hossain Shanto 47 not out for Bangladesh to put up 158/2 on a slow Mirpur pitch.
Dawid Malan and skipper Jos Buttler had England on track to avoid being swept until their dismissals in consecutive deliveries. England slumped to 142/6.
Bangladesh earned its first T20 sweep of major opposition, while England was swept for only the third time after Australia in 2014 and South Africa in 2016.
Left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam, on debut, struck with his third ball when he removed opener Phil Salt for a duck.
Then Malan hit a 47-ball 53 with six fours and two sixes and put on a 95-run stand with Buttler, who appeared to be in supreme touch with 40 off 31, including four fours and a six.
But Malan edged behind to give pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman his 100th T20 wicket, and Mehidy Hasan ran out Buttler with a direct hit from point.
England collapsed from there, trying to maintain the asking run rate.
Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed took 2/26 to receive Player of the Match and, when England needed an unlikely 27 off the last over, Hasan Mahmud conceded just two boundaries.
England also bowled superbly at the death, giving up only 27 runs in five overs to Bangladesh, and only one four. But Bangladesh capitalized on dropped catches to build a competitive total. (AP)