FIRST TIME EVER: Bangladesh whitewash Pakistan

11:07 AM | 22 Apr, 2015
FIRST TIME EVER: Bangladesh whitewash Pakistan
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DHAKA (Staff Report) – Bangladesh on Wednesday managed to whitewash Pakistan for the first time in cricket history with an 8 wicket win in the final match of a three-match ODI series

Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar smashes a century (127 runs) while chasing the target and Opener Tamim Iqbal scored 64 runs off 76 balls. Captain Mushfiq-ur-Rehman also contributed 49 runs.

Pakistan’s Junaid Khan picked the only two wickets Bangladesh lost in the match.

Pakistan, while bating first, raised a target of 251 runs against Bangladesh in the final of three ODI matches series when Skipper Azhar Ali played an amazing innings of 101 runs.

Haris Sohail and Sami Aslam contributed 52 and 45 runs respectively whereas Fawad Alam managed for 22 runs only. The remaining all batsmen failed to jump into the double figure score.

Bangladesh's Mortaza, Sunny, Hosain and Shakib each picked two wickets and Nasir settled for wicket.

Earlier, Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bat first in the last ODI of three-match series against Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Pakistan made three changes to the playing eleven with the inclusion of pacer Umar Gul, spinner Zulfiqar Babar and youngster Sami Aslam.

Vice-captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and pacer Rahat Ali were dropped from the team.

Captain Azhar Ali, after winning the toss, said the team will try to give a bigger target hoping to avoid a whitewash by Bangladesh. He said captaincy is challenging but he will not panic.