Stunning run chase from Bangladesh left West Indies shattered as the tigers have chased the target of 322 in 41.3 overs. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan once again becomes match hero for Bangladesh as he scored unbeaten 124 runs to lead side towards victory. This is Bangladesh’s second highest ever successful run chase in ODI cricket that came at Taunton.
Shakib Al Hasan was awarded man of the match trophy for his brilliant century and a wonderful partnership of 189 runs with Liton Das who also returned pavilion not out on 94. With this innings, Shakib becomes leading run scorer in 2019 world cup with 384 runs. Aaron Finch is at second spot with 343 runs and Rohit Sharma is at third with 319 runs.
“Feels great, staying till the end was the most satisfying feeling. I knew if I bat at No 3, I will get more opportunities & time. Chipping in with the ball too, I can do better,” Shakib said after the match.
Bangladesh won toss and asked West Indies to bat first. Windies didn’t get good start Chris Gayle returned to pavilion without opening his account. However after that, The Caribbean team got good partnership as Evin Lewis and Shai Hope added 116 runs for the second wicket. Lewis returned to pavilion after smashing 70 runs.
Shai Hope was the highlight of Windies innings as he made 96 runs and provided solidity to the lineup. However it was slow innings but it created platform for Hetmyer, Holder to go after Bangladeshi bowlers. Shimron Hetmyer hit fifty in just 26 balls meanwhile skipper Jason Holder made 33 in 15 balls to take West Indies’ score 321 in 50 overs.
Brief Scores (Match Summary)
Toss: Bangladesh won toss and chose to field
West Indies Innings: 321/8, 50 overs (Hope- 96 runs, Lewis- 70 runs, Mustafizur- 3 wickets)
Bangladesh Innings: 322/3, 41.3 overs (Shakib- 124* runs, Liton Das- 94* runs)
Result: Bangladesh won by 7 wickets
Player of The Match: Shakib Al Hasan