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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Upfront Have a Bangla Wash ?

Bangladesh are well set to complete a banglawash of Pakistan when they meet in the third one-day international match at Mirpur on Wednesday.
The Tigers, who recorded their first ODI win after 16 years and also two in a row, do not want to miss the opportunity to seal a 3-0 series victory.
Bangladesh’s top order batsmen built the platform in the first two matches to make comfortable wins in the end – in the first one they posted a huge 329 runs and in the second match, they chased down Pakistan’s 239 runs without any fuss.
Opener Tamim Iqbal, too, is awaiting a landmark to score a third consecutive century in the series.
The home side have been more encouraged by Pakistan’s acknowledgement that their team are in a rebuilding stage at the moment.
Still, both the captains will be desperate in their respective missions – Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is set to improve on two wins while Azhar Ali is expected to play an all-out game to avoid what is called “Bangla-wash” for the first time.