Bangladesh- India Series

Litton surrenders to extra-ordinary display from India

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 23:37 শনিবার, 10 ডিসেম্বর, 2022

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Bangladesh captain Litton Das believed that India had completely eliminated them from the game by playing outstanding cricket in the third and final ODI at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Saturday.

Bangladesh conceded 400-plus runs for the first time in their history as Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli put them in swords right from the start of the game, attempting to inflict a whitewash on India for the first time after securing a one-wicket and five-run victory in the first two matches.

As India compiled 409-8, Kishan smashed a record-breaking 210 off 131 balls, while Virat Kohli hammered 91 ball-113.

Bangladesh were bowled out for 182 in 34 overs, conceding a 227-run defeat, their second-largest defeat in history, trailing only the 233-run defeat to Pakistan in 2000.

Litton however showered praise on Kishan and Kohli, saying that they even could chase 330/340 but the duo didn’t give them any respite.

“Ishan and Virat batted really well. Hats off to Ishan. We tried our best, but we didn't find any solution,” Liton said after the match.

“If the score would have been 330-340, it would have been a different ball game. They are a good side, and we played good cricket for two games."

Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who hit an unbeaten 38 and 100 in the first two matches, was named man of the series for his 141 runs and four wickets.

"It's a start for our team," Mehidy said of his team's second successive series win against India after they beat the Asian giants by the same margin in 2015 at home.

"We have a World Cup (2023 edition in India) in front, and I hope we can get better. We have lots of senior guys talking to us. I just keep thinking positively."