Cricket World Cup
Shakib’s ton keeps Bangladesh ahead
Published : Monday, 17 June, 2019 at 10:47 PM Count : 271
Shakib Al Hasan’s back-to-back hundred puts Bangladesh in a commanding position.
Shakib al Hasan scored his ton in 83 balls. Mushfiqur Rahim flicked one to keeper behind the stumps as Oshane Thomas got his first wicket.
Tamim Iqbal was run out by Sheldon Cottrell. He went back for 48. Shakib Al Hasan is in the middle.
Earlier, West Indies finished at 321/8 in 50 overs with Shai Hope hammering 96 runs. Mustafizur Rahman picked up three wickets.
Needing 322 to claim their second win of the tournament, Bangladesh made a confident start as they repelled the West Indies' barrage of bouncers to reach 141-3 after 21 overs at Taunton.
Shakib was unbeaten with seven fours in his 41-ball innings, while Liton Das was one not out. Only once previously have Bangladesh managed 322 batting second, against Scotland in 2015, while the highest chase so far in this World Cup was New Zealand's 248 against Bangladesh.
But the Tigers had already posted 330 in the first innings of their win over South Africa earlier in the competition and they were in with a shout against the West Indies. Opener Tamim Iqbal paved the way in the chase with six fours in his 53-ball innings of 48 before being superbly run out by Sheldon Cottrell.
Earlier, Shai Hope's 96 and the joint-fastest fifty of the tournament from Shimron Hetmyer inspired an imposing total of 321-8.
The Windies couldn't be contained in the second half of the innings as Hope laid the foundations for his country's fourth highest World Cup score with a resolute 121-ball innings. Hitting around Hope, Evin Lewis made 70 from 67 balls before Hetmyer smashed 50 in 26 balls, featuring four fours and three sixes.