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Collapse denies chance.

BANGLADESH threw away the chance to record a consolation victory against Pakistan in the third and final one-day international in Chittagong.

The hosts, having bowled out Pakistan for just 177, looked well set at 61 for one after 15 overs of their reply only for a power failure to plunge the stadium into darkness and derail the Bangladesh chase.

From a position of strength they collapsed to 119 all out as the tourists completed a 3-0 series win with a 58-run triumph.

A Bangladesh win seemed a formality when Shahriar Nafees and Mahmudullah came together following the first-ball departure of Tamim Iqbal.

Both men scored at a steady rate with the Pakistan attack offering little threat on a track which heavily favoured the spinners.

However, the game changed completely following a 20-minute break with the lights going out, literally, on Bangladesh.

Shahriar departed leg before wicket to Saeed Ajmal for 25 following the resumption after misjudging an attempted sweep while Mohammad Hafeez accounted for Mahmudullah (35).
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:9BANG
Date:Dec 7, 2011
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