Litton Das beats Bangladesh’s 16-year-old record

Bangladesh’s first batter, Litton Das, played great innings in Chattogram during the second T20I against Ireland that was cut short by rain.

When Litton Das was up to bat, George Dockrell missed a catch in the deep off Mark Adair in the fourth over, giving Litton Das a six. Das then hit two more goals and never looked back after that.

He hit Fionn Hand for two fours and a six in the next over to get close to a fifty. He got to 50 in just 18 balls in the next over, the fastest fifty by a Bangladesh player in T20Is.

During the first ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which took place in South Africa, Mohammad Ashraful of Bangladesh scored fifty in just twenty deliveries while playing against the West Indies. This was a record for Bangladesh.

Das almost broke the record last year when he hit a fifty in 21 balls against India in Adelaide, Australia, during the Men’s T20 World Cup Down Under.

Rony Talukdar was a good partner for Das on the other end. He scored 40 runs off 19 balls and two sixes in Gareth Delany’s over.

The Bangladesh openers again set the tone with a fiery stand, just like in the first T20I. On Monday, they scored 81 runs in the Powerplay overs, their best score in the first six overs of a Twenty20 International.

They almost did the same thing here: they scored 73 runs in the first six overs. Das finally got out when he edged a ball from Benjamin White to the wicketkeeper. He had scored 83 runs in just 41 balls.

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