The match between Bangladesh and West Indies was important considering the fight for the top four. Bangladesh did their chances of qualifying for the semifinal no harm, as they registered a convincing 7-wicket win over West Indies in the World Cup clash. On the other hand, the men from the Carribean are in a lot of trouble.
Chasing a score of 322 against the impressive pace attack of West Indies was never going to be easy. The Bangla Tigers were up for the task as they got off to a good start. After the dismissal of Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal built a good partnership with Shakib. Sheldon Cotrell displayed brilliant agility to run out Tamim. The wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim further put Bangladesh in a spot of bother.
Shakib Al Hasan built a brilliant partnership with Liton Das to put Bangladesh on the driver's seat. The star all-rounder completed yet another century to become the top-scorer of the tournament. Liton Das played a great supporting hand as he scored 94 off 69 balls. The Asian Team knocked off the target with overs to spare to make a statement.
Earlier in the day, Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and put West Indies in to bat first. The Bangladeshi bowlers started well as they dismissed Chris Gayle for a duck. Evin Lewis stabilized the innings with Shai Hope before the former got out.
Shimron Hetmyer moved the innings forward by scoring a quickfire 50 off just 26 balls. Mustafizur Rahman picked two wickets in one over to bring Bangladesh back in the game. Windies captain Jason Holder played a good cameo, but Bangladeshi bowlers chipped in with wickets to pull things back.
Shakib Al Hasan was the star of the day for Bangladesh. The left-arm spinner took two important wickets with the ball, then came out to score a brilliant century to anchor the chase. The Bangladesh superstar proved yet again that he is one of the greatest all-rounders in this World.
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