Shakib Al Hasan grew to become the Participant of the Match for his all-round present.
Bangladesh managed to thump Windies for the primary time within the historical past of the World Cup. The staff, captained by Mashrafe Mortaza, gained by seven wickets and with 51 deliveries to spare on the Cooper Associates County Floor in Taunton. Furthermore, the Tigers moved to the fifth place on the desk. For the Jason Holder-captained Windies, their marketing campaign has gone right into a droop as they’ve now misplaced three video games.
Windies put up a big rating
Taking into consideration the taking part in situations, Bangladesh didn’t hesitate to discipline first. The choice didn’t backfire initially as Mohammad Saifuddin removed the hulk-like Chris Gayle, who couldn’t open his account after 13 balls. Evin Lewis and Shai Hope injected momentum into the innings with a stand of 116 runs. Lewis bought to his fifty off 58 deliveries. Shakib Al Hasan broke the partnership, dismissing Lewis for a 67-ball 70.
Nicholas Pooran smacked two fours and a six to attain 25 after which Shakib bought him as properly. Shai Hope took his time and introduced up his half-century off 75 balls. Shimron Hetmyer went hammer and tongs to notch 50 off 26 and his knock was laced with 4 boundaries and three sixes. Mustafizur Rahman picked up his prized scalp. In the identical over, the left-arm seamer eliminated Andre Russell for a duck.
Hope appeared set for an ODI ton, however sadly, he perished to Mustafizur after getting 96 off 21 with 4 fours and a six. Nonetheless, skipper Holder churned out some lusty blows to attain 33 off 15 with 4 boundaries and two of sixes. Darren Bravo cleared the ropes two instances and took the Windies to 321. For Bangladesh, Saifuddin and Mustafizur have been probably the most profitable with three wickets every.
Tamim and Liton dominate
Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar placed on 52 runs off eight.2 overs to take the Tigers off to a flying begin. Sarkar threatened with a 23-ball 29, however Russell bought his quantity. Tamim Iqbal bought his rhythm again and scored 48 runs off 53 balls with six fours. A stupendous reflex motion throw from Sheldon Cottrell led to his dismissal. Mushfiqur Rahim couldn’t make an impression and bought out for one to pacer Oshane Thomas.
Thereafter, it grew to become evident that Shakib needed to see his staff by. The Jessore-born all-rounder completed 6,000 ODI runs. He didn’t look flustered and introduced up his half-century off 40 deliveries. The veteran raced away to his ninth ODI century off 83 deliveries. He additionally grew to become the second Bangladesh batsman after Mahmudullah to attain two centuries in a single version of the World Cup.
On the different finish, Liton Das performed his strokes freely and turned out to be an applicable foil for Shakib. He smacked Shannon Gabriel for 3 consecutive sixes to make the competition a one-sided affair. Liton and Shakib’s fourth wicket partnership fetched a staggering 189 runs. Whilst Shakib remained not out on 124 off 99, Liton pulled off 94 off 69. Bangladesh chased the mammoth goal down in 41.three overs.
Shakib Al Hasan, the Participant of the Match, mentioned
“It feels nice. To remain on the wicket until the top was probably the most satisfying factor. I’ve been engaged on batting for the final one and a half months, and it has paid off. On the finish of the primary innings, we believed that if we bat properly we will win. It was an affordable complete posted by the West Indies.
Undecided why I backed myself for the No. three spot (laughs), however I believed if I batted at three I’ll get extra alternatives and extra time within the center. If I bat at 5, I’ll get in on the 30th over or one thing, and that’s not supreme for me actually. Mehidy contributed with the ball. I’ve contributed with the ball too, however I feel I can get higher than this. We’ve to convey our A-game in opposition to Australia on the prime of their kind. I hope the followers will hold supporting us, they usually have been magnificent all through the World Cup.”
Mashrafe Mortaza, the Bangladesh captain, mentioned
“As I mentioned yesterday, we nonetheless have an opportunity to go however we have to win all of the matches. My knees have been hurting a bit, however we now have sufficient bowlers to bowl within the loss of life so it’s not a lot of a fear. I feel the turning level was the 2 wickets that Mustafizur bought, Russell getting out within the first over.
Shakib has delivered for the staff on this World Cup. Hopefully he’ll hold going and the remainder of the boys will be a part of him. Mushy was excellent within the first two video games, Tamim was wonderful right now and Soumya bought a great begin as properly. Liton has usually batted at within the prime three and it was a tricky ask for him to bat at quantity 5, however he did the job.”
Jason Holder, the Windies captain, mentioned:
“Suppose its a little bit of each. We have been round 40-50 runs brief, the wicket performed properly your complete day simply that we didn’t get sufficient runs. Having mentioned that, we may have been much more disciplined with the ball and we let ourselves down within the discipline as properly. Would have been slightly difficult within the first ten overs after shedding the toss and being requested to bat. Having mentioned that, we bought by the primary 10 overs moderately properly.
We have been in a state of affairs the place we simply didn’t get the momentum as we most likely ought to within the middle-overs with the bat and we had an excessive amount of to do within the back-end. As I mentioned earlier than in the event you rating 320 right here, you gotta battle actually laborious within the discipline to defend it. We didn’t get wickets, and in addition we let one or two possibilities slip. We tried to hit the highest of the stumps and do it constantly. However there isn’t any excuse, we should always have been much more disciplined. We’ve bought different video games to play and from hereon the whole lot is nearly a remaining for us and we now have to be extra scientific.”