Bangladesh produced a ruthless performance with the bat as they contained a powerful star-studded bowling line-up of the West Indies Cricket Team to eke out a 7-wicket victory at the at Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on last night.
Bangla batsmen Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das played a dominating performance to demolish Windies bowlers on a flat track. Mortaza and his boys further strengthened their position to keep alive in the ongoing 12th edition of the World Cup tournament. Let us have a look at the highlights between Bangladesh and West Indies.
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and decided to chase the target on a flat track.
Bangladesh have made one change to their playing XI as they ousted Mohammad Mithun and included Liton Das in the squad.
Windies have also made one change, Darren Bravo was replaced by Carlos Brathwaite.
West Indies Innings
West Indies openers started the innings on a bad note as veteran batsman Chris Gayle got out for a golden duck in Saifuddin's bowling in the 4th over.
Evin Lewis scored 70 runs in 67 balls with 6 beautiful boundaries and 2 huge sixes before being out in Shakib's bowling. Shai Hope and Evin Lewis accelerated the scoreboard as duo established the 116-run partnership for the second wicket.
Shai Hope made 96 runs in 121 balls with 4 fours and 1 six and he missed century by just 4 runs. Shimron Hetymer made 50 runs in 26 balls with 4 boundaries and 3 huge sixes.
The hard-hitting batsman Andre Russell out for a golden duck in Mustafizur's bowling. Windies skipper Jason Holder made 33 runs in 15 balls with 4 beautiful boundaries and 2 huge sixes.
West Indies managed to score 321 runs with the loss of 8 wickets in their quota of 50 overs. Mohammad Saifuddin & Mustafizur Rahman scalped 3 wickets each while Shakib bagged 2 wickets.
Chasing a mammoth target of 322, the openers started the chase on a good note as Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal added 52-run partnership for the opening wicket.
Tamim Iqbal scored 48 runs in 53 balls with 6 beautiful boundaries while Sarkar made 29 runs in 23 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes.
Star of the show 'Shakib Al Hasan' scored unbeaten 124 runs in 99 balls with 16 beautiful boundaries while another star player Liton Das made 94 runs in 69 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes.
Shakib Al Hasan along with Liton Das established the 189-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
Bangladesh chased the target very easily with 7 wickets remaining and 51 balls to spare. For the Caribbean bowlers, Andre Russell and Oshane Thomas chipped a wicket each.
West Indies: 321-8 (Hope 96, Evin Lewis 70, Hetmyer 50; Saifuddin 3/72, Rahman 3/59).
Bangladesh: 322-3 (Shakib Al Hasan 124, Liton Das 94; Andre Russell 1/42).
Player-of-the-Match: Shakib Al Hasan.
In the next World Cup match, England will lock horns with Afghanistan at the Edgbaston Ground in Birmingham on June 19.