Wheels come off of Bangladesh's batting
After a five-match winning streak built on the back of fearless batting and sensible bowling, the wheels have finally seemed to have come off for the new-look Tigers as they lost seven wickets for 64 runs in 10 overs after opting to bat first in the third T20I against Ireland in Chattogram on Friday.
Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Rony Talukdar -- all in very good form throughout the series as the Tigers already won the series 2-0 -- failed to make their mark in the final T20I at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
The fearless batting that drew heavy praise from all and sundry led to their downfall today, although it must be said there was lack of application to go with the fearless approach during the early stages of this match.
Liton (5) was the first to go, in the second over, offering a simple catch at deep point. Shanto (4) was the next man in, and next to go, holing out at deep midwicket off the bowling of Harry Tector. Rony (14) fell the next over, offering a catch at deep midwicket off Adair.
Shakib Al Hasan (6),Towhid Hridoy (12), debutant Rishad Hossain (8), Taskin Ahmed (0) didn't do match better either as Bangladesh were staring at a sub-100 total after having notched 200-plus scores in the first two matches.