Bangladesh have done it again, they have whitewashed another big team, this time Pakistan, by winning the 3rd and final ODI last night-to Bangladeshi fans they have finished their #Banglawash Mission. Bangladesh won 3-0 with Shakib Al Hassan only facing 31 balls throughout the series! In the 3rd ODI it was Soumya Sarkar’s Maiden Hundred that really made the difference-and throughout the series it was sheer firepower from Tamim Iqbal who returned to form and showed some explosive batting over the past few days.
Banglawash is all over the social media-fans have been posting photos, memes and news with the popular hashtag Banglawash! The term Banglawash was coined by former Bangladeshi cricketer Athar Ali Khan when Bangladesh made a clean sweep against New Zealand in 2010.
Here is how the Urban Dictionary defines #Banglawash:
Bangladesh has whitewashed smaller teams like Ireland, Zimbabwe, and Kenya in the past. In recent years though, Bangladesh has been whitewashing strong teams as well and after winning the first two ODI’s against Pakistan, fans have been demanding yet another Banglawash!
Here’s what has been shared on Twitter
Even UK High Commissioner Robert Gibson joined the party by tweeting about Banglawash!
…and we all want to have a bit of fun sharing some memes!
Here’s the Pakistani reaction
The reaction from fans and the celebration has been long due since Bangladesh’s defeat against Pakistan in the final of Asia cup 3 years ago. So are you celebrating the clean sweep?
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