RESULT
3rd ODI (D/N), Mirpur, April 22, 2015, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh
(39.3/50 ov) 251/2

Bangladesh won by 8 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
127* (110)
soumya-sarkar
Player Of The Series
312 runs
tamim-iqbal
BAN
Full commentary

Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Make sure you catch up with Karthik's report. We will be back on Friday for the one-off T20. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu saying buh-bye.

Tamim Iqbal, Man of the Series: I am enjoying my batting and that is the main thing. Thanks to the team, special thanks to Mushfiqur and Mashrafe. The best part of the series is that we were dominant.

Soumya Sarkar is the Man of the Match

Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh captain: The way the boys are playing, it is pleasing. This is a good team. Soumya [Sarkar] was brilliant today. We will now focus on the T20 and then Tests.

Azhar Ali, Pakistan captain: First of all I would like to congratulate Bangladesh. They played good cricket. We played well in patches but we could not put it together. As everybody knows, the senior players have left. The youngsters have to stand up and we have to pull our heads together. We have some experienced guys for T20s and Tests. We will put in a better performance.

Presentation time:

Prashanth: "Amazing turn around.. Ban took 16years to for 2nd win against Pak and now within a week have won 3 against Pak. Looks like interesting times for Bangladesh cricket. Go on!!"

9:50pm: Big celebrations in the Bangladesh camp. After wrapping up the series in the second ODI, Mash said that the job is yet to be finished. They have done it now, making it 3-0.

Tamim and Sarkar set up the chase, courtesy a brisk 145-run partnership for the first wicket. Sarkar was the chief aggressor this time, crunching 127 off 110 balls, his maiden century. He stayed there till the end as Bangladesh surged to a famous series win. Pakistan were sloppy with the ball and sloppier on the field. A difficult journey beckons for the visitors.

ASM Jahangir: "The dream run in Bangladesh cricket continues. What a performance once again!! A treat to watch what the young Soumya Sarker displayed with his bat. Hats off to Soumya, Tamim and Mushfique and congrats to the team for the confidence with which they played. Keep up the tempo and the ranking will go up in no time."

Kiran: "Not just sweeping the series 3-0. They were quite convincing in all the three matches."

Mushfiqu Rahim: It is great moment for Bangladesh cricket. All the credit goes to the boys. They have improved a lot and the boys have put their hands up. I want to keep going. The boys are confident and ready for the T20s and Tests.

39.3
4
Junaid to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

Bangladesh sweep the series 3-0! Mushfiq roars, has his hands aloft in joy and then hugs Sarkar. Beaming smiles in the Bangladesh camp. Junaid errs on the pads, tickled away to the right of short fine

39.2
2
Junaid to Mushfiqur, 2 runs

free-hit. Mushfiq nips down the track, Junaid shortens his length outside off and delivers a bumpy ball, which is carved over backward point, third man runs to his right to mop it up in the deep

39.2
5nb
Junaid to Mushfiqur, (no ball) FOUR runs

length on middle, Mushfiq skips down the track and drills it it over the bowler, it just scudded away to the boundary. To add to Pakistan's woes, Junaid has overstepped

39.1
Junaid to Mushfiqur, no run

on a good length and angling away outside off, Mushfiq can't connect with the dab to third man now. Beaten

end of over 396 runs
BAN: 240/2CRR: 6.15 RRR: 1.00
Mushfiqur Rahim39 (39)
Soumya Sarkar127 (110)
Wahab Riaz 6-0-30-0
Umar Gul 7-0-53-0

Charbel: "Bangladesh to win 3-0 with Shakib only facing 31 balls all series! Unbelievable!"

38.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Mushfiqur, 1 run

pitched up and outside off, driven in front of mid-off for an urgent single

38.5
1
Wahab Riaz to Soumya, 1 run

length outside off, Sarkar shuffles across off and manipulates it behind square leg with a flip of those wrists

38.4
1
Wahab Riaz to Mushfiqur, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, use of finesse again as Mushfiq unfurls another nifty dab to third man

38.3
1
Wahab Riaz to Soumya, 1 run

Sarkar makes room outside leg, Gul follows him. He adjusts and chops it towards third man

38.2
1
Wahab Riaz to Mushfiqur, 1 run

length outside off, eased to third man with an open face

38.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Soumya, 1 run

shortish and outside off, he rides the bounce and guides it down to deep third man

end of over 3818 runs
BAN: 234/2CRR: 6.15 RRR: 1.41
Mushfiqur Rahim36 (36)
Soumya Sarkar124 (107)
Umar Gul 7-0-53-0
Zulfiqar Babar 10-0-56-0

Dipanjan Mitra: "What a knock from Soumya..whoa...take a bow young man. "

37.6
2
Umar Gul to Mushfiqur, 2 runs

fractionally back of a length and outside off, Mushfiq waits on it and guides it through the vacant slip cordon. Babar hauls the ball in the deep

37.5
1
Umar Gul to Soumya, 1 run

length ball on middle and leg, slowy at 115ks, whipped away to long-on

37.4
6
Umar Gul to Soumya, SIX runs

anddd again! Length ball, he nips down the track, unleashes an almighty swing and sends it soaring over long-on

37.3
4
Umar Gul to Soumya, FOUR runs

resounding crack as he met the ball. Dragged short and wide outside off, he fetches it from there and smacks a pull to the cow corner boundary, bisecting the two men in the deep. It was the slower one at 119.3ks, but Sarkar manufactured his own pace

37.2
4
Umar Gul to Soumya, FOUR runs

length on middle and leg, Sarkar drills it to the left of Umar Gul. The bowler had no chance. Sarkar is upping the ante after reaching three figures

37.1
1
Umar Gul to Mushfiqur, 1 run

on a length and outside off, steered away to third man with an angled bat

end of over 378 runs
BAN: 216/2CRR: 5.83 RRR: 2.69
Soumya Sarkar109 (103)
Mushfiqur Rahim33 (34)
Zulfiqar Babar 10-0-56-0
Umar Gul 6-0-35-0
36.6
Babar to Soumya, no run

pushed through on the leg stump, he takes it on the pad. This was going down leg

36.5
6
Babar to Soumya, SIX runs

quicker at 94ks on middle and leg, he saunters down the track and thwacks it over long-off for another six

36.4
Babar to Soumya, no run

shortish and spinning outside leg, mishit pull to short fine

36.3
Babar to Soumya, no run

drifts on the pads, tucked to midwicket

36.2
1
Babar to Mushfiqur, 1 run

back of a length and straight, turned to midwicket

36.1
1
Babar to Soumya, 1 run

length on middle, he uses his feet and slugs it away to long-on

 
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