Liton thrilled after ‘very important’ Bangladesh victory

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Bangladesh batsman Liton Das was thrilled after setting up his team’s win in the final T20I against the Windies in Florida that clinched the three-match series for the Tigers.

Das hit a career-best 32-ball 61 in the deciding T20I to help Bangladesh win by 19 runs (DLS method), and called the win one of great significance for his side.

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He was modest about his own contribution to the victory, saying that he was lucky to have scored his first half-century in white-ball cricket.

Liton said after the game: “The pitch was okay, it was similar to our country’s wickets. This is my first fifty and I’m lucky.”

Backed by a large expat contingent in the crowd in Florida, the Tigers kept their noses ahead as the Windies stopped at 135/7 [17.1 overs] in response to tourists’ total of 184/5.

Visiting captain Shakib Al Hasan was pleased with the result, and lauded his team for bouncing back from defeat in the first game to take the series with back-to-back wins in Lauderhill.

Liton concluded: “They are a very good team, they are the last World Cup [World T20] champions, so this is a very important win for us.”

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