Finally, the fear of the Tigers has come true. The Lions beat Bangladesh to seal 3-0 ODI series whitewash! It’s a shame for the team like Bangladesh no doubt. Bangladesh is standing on the 7th position on the ICC ODI current ranking where the Lions are on the 8th position. If we consider the three different sectors, the Tigers are ahead of the Lions. But when the time comes on the ground, the calculation did not come out that way. But the Tigers faced defeat against Sri Lanka. Not only a defeat but faced a whitewash against the home team Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh cricket team which is currently led by the legendary skipper Mashrafe but he is facing some injury so, missed the Sri Lanka tour. On the other side, one of the best all-rounders in the cricket World Shakib Al Hasan is spending his vacation after the 2019 Cricket World Cup and he is also not with the team in Sri Lanka.
Due to their absence, Tamim Iqbal played the role of the captain and his captaincy has become questionable. In Sri Lanka, the Tigers played an ODI series consisted of three matches and all three times the captain of the Tigers Tamim failed to make a good score.
Sri Lanka shine as their post-World Cup, post-Malinga era begins with a 3-0 whitewash
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 31, 2019
After facing the first two defeats against the Lions, the Tigers already missed the series but they had a chance of avoiding whitewash but they could not do it. In the 3rd ODI, the Tigers faced a big defeat against the home team Sri Lanka. The Lions won by 122 runs.
Earlier today, at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo the 3rd ODI which was the last ODI in the ODI series took place between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The home team won the toss and decided to bat first. In 13 runs, Bangladesh got their first wicket and in the 2nd wicket partnership, the Lions added a good scored.
The top orders played well and all of them found runs in the match. The top scorer of the team was Mathews who added 87 runs. By losing eight wickets, Sri Lanka scored 294 runs in 50 overs. Shafiul Islam and Soumya Sarkar took three wickets each for the Tigers.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) July 31, 2019
But, when the Tigers came to chase the score, in 4 runs opener Tamim was gone. Since then, they started to lose wickets within a regular gap. Soumya Sarker was the highest scorer who added 69 runs in the match. In 36 overs, Bangladesh lost all wickets scoring 172 runs so far.