Shakib shines as Bangladesh denies England clean sweep in ODI series

After top scoring with the bat to score 75 runs and help Bangladesh post 246, Shakib returned with the ball to finish with figures of 4-35.

Published : Mar 06, 2023 19:35 IST

Shakib Al Hasan celebrates with Mehidy Hasan Miraz after taking the wicket of Rehan Ahmed during the 3rd ODI between Bangladesh and England.
Shakib Al Hasan celebrates with Mehidy Hasan Miraz after taking the wicket of Rehan Ahmed during the 3rd ODI between Bangladesh and England. | Photo Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images
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Shakib Al Hasan celebrates with Mehidy Hasan Miraz after taking the wicket of Rehan Ahmed during the 3rd ODI between Bangladesh and England. | Photo Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan delivered with bat and ball as it beat England by 50 runs in the third one-day international to earn a consolation win and deny the tourists a clean sweep in Chattogram on Monday.

After top scoring with the bat to score 75 runs and help Bangladesh post 246, he returned with the ball to finish with figures of 4-35 as the 35-year-old became the first Bangladesh player to take 300 ODI wickets.

England’s openers Jason Roy and Phil Salt laid the foundation for the run-chase with a 54-run partnership before the tourists lost three quick wickets.

James Vince, Sam Curran and Jos Buttler also got starts but wickets fell at regular intervals as Shakib dismissed three of the top four batsmen.

Shakib almost capped his performance with a five-wicket haul when he trapped Jofra Archer lbw with his final delivery but the England pacer successfully reviewed the decision before Chris Woakes became the last wicket to fall in the next over.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat but all-rounder Curran gave England an ideal start after dismissing the two openers in his first spell.

But Shakib smashed 75 off 71 deliveries while Mushfiqur Rahim (70) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (53) also notched half centuries to help Bangladesh post a respectable total.

The host’s last six batsmen failed to build on the middle order’s partnerships, however, as England pacer Archer finished with three wickets while Adil Rashid picked up two.

England will next play Bangladesh in three Twenty20 matches starting on Thursday.

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