West Indies vs Bangladesh, WI vs Ban Highlights: Sensational century by Shakib Al Hasan and a clinical Liton Das helped Bangladesh chase down a massive 322 as Bangladesh thrashed West Indies by seven-wicket in the World Cup clash at Taunton on Monday. This was the second highest chase by a team in the World Cup history. While Hasan scored an unbeaten 124, Das remained not out after scoring 94. This was Hasan’s second century of the tournament.
Earlier, fighting knocks by Shai Hope and Evin Lewis followed by a fiery cameo from Shimron Hetmyer powered West Indies to a massive 321/8. Hope missed his ton by a whisker and got out for 96 while Lewis added 70 off 67 deliveries. Hetmyer unleashed a blistering knock and scored 50 off just 26 deliveries to keep West Indies going. But Bangladesh batsmen held their nerves and displayed great determination to go past West Indies total with eight overs to spare.
World Cup 2019, West Indies vs Bangladesh Highlights
BANGLADESH WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
Litton Das finishes it off in style! Gabriel bowls it short and Das swivels and pulls it away from fine leg and bags a boundary. Emphatic win for Bangladesh. All smiles in their dug out. Shakib (124) and Litton (94) are heroes of the day! BANGLADESH HAVE CHASED DOWN 322 WITH 7 WICKETS IN HAND AND 51 BALLS TO SPARE!
Bangladesh reach 300
Gabriel resumed charge, but Bangladesh are deadset to win the match as soon as possible. They reach 300 and got 5 runs from the over. They need 18 runs from 60 balls now.
No solutions in sight for WI
Jason Holder might have tweaked the bowling attack a bit with the introduction of Cottrell, but the script is the same. Bangladesh is still in the driving seat and hitting fours and sixes every over, as Gabriel is punished by Litton with three back-to-back sixes. Gabriel concedes 24 from his seventh over. Bangladesh just need 28 runs from 72 balls now.
Shakib escapes and punishes!
Shakib escapes from another fright. His lofted shot off Thomas' delivery again lands in a no-man zone. The Carribbeans have their heads down as they are nearing towards a Bangladesh win, if this batting partnership can't be broken up. Shakib ends the over with another boundary. Bangladesh are 264/3 after 36 overs.
50 for Litton
Supporting Shakib's innings, Litton Das has scored his 3rd ODI half-century from 43 balls. Bangladesh are 253/3 after 35 overs.
100 FOR SHAKIB!
What an innings from the world's best all-rounder! Shakib Al Hasan scores his second ton in this year's World Cup from just 83 balls. His 9th ODI century.
Litton-Shakib partnership reaches 100
After some brilliant thinking on his feet, Litton guides Cottrell's short delivery over the boundary to make the partnership of him and Shakib 105 from 85 balls. Bangladesh are 238/3 after 33 overs.
West Indies frustrated
Over after over, Holder and his men can't figure out a way to get either Shakib or Litton dismissed, but so far, they are being punished with boundaries. They need another moment of magic like the Tamim Iqbal runout by Cottrell. Can they find one? Bangladesh need 94 runs from 108 balls now.
Bangladesh need 112 runs in 120 balls
Chris Gayle has been brought in to offer a change of pace, but Bangladesh's dominance on the crease sees the 39-year-old veteran leave having conceded 10 runs. Bangladesh are 210/3 after 30 overs.
Shakib overtakes Aaron Finch
With 87 runs in 71 balls so far, Shakib Al Hasan has become the highest run-getter with 347 runs so far, overtaking Aaron Finch's 343 runs. More to come?
Bangladesh reach 200
Another over from Holder, another four from Shakib Al Hasan, although a bit unconvincing this time as he hits it behind and above Hope. Litton and Shakib have a partnership of 66 runs now, and the required run rate is below 6 runs per over too. The game is in Bangladesh's court now. They are 200/3 after 29 overs.
Bangladesh keeping up the pace
Shannon Gabriel receives the same treatment as Holder. First ball of the over, and Shakib hits a beautiful four. Fourth and fifth? Same story, as Shakib races on to 81 at the end of the over. Gabriel concedes 13 runs in his sixth over.
Shakib in the steering wheel
After guiding a Jason Holder delivery to the third man for one, Litton brings the runs needed below 150. Shakib continues to be on his A-game as he guided the next ball past the boundary line. Bangladesh are 179/3 after 27 overs.
Litton dealing in singles
Litton Das doing well to rotate the strike. He is yet to hit his stride, but he is doing well to play according to the situation. This match is delicately poised. Mahmudullah to come in after this, he is seen looking on from the dressing room.
Russell goes for five byes past the keeper. West Indies seem to be doing this with the wrong sort of attitude. They've faltered with their length today and it looks doubtful whether they have the stomach for the fight if we have a close finish.
Bangladesh have scored 166/3 in the first 25 overs. How will the second half of the innings shape up?
150 for Bangladesh
What Shakib al Hasan does in this chase is vital. Bangladesh would have had their hearts in their mouths when he top edged one there. Thankfully for them, it landed right in the middle of two fielders. Shakib survives. So do Bangladesh's hopes of pulling off a huge victory.
Fifty for Shakib
Shakib gets to his fifty in 40 balls. What a World Cup Shakib has been having. His scores in this tournament so far - 75, 64, 121, 50*. On a roll!
50-plus score and 2-plus wickets most often in World Cup matches -
4 Yuvraj Singh (Ind)
3 Neil Johnson (Zim)
3 Shakib-al-Hasan (Ban)
Mushfiqur is out
Big blow for Bangladesh! Mushfiqur gets an edge to the keeper. Bangladesh three down with their middle order exposed. Question is, will this change Shakib's approach? He has been playing with freedom for so long, will his game be bogged down by the obligation to stay on till the end now?
Shakib goes after Oshane Thomas
Two cuts. Two fours. Hit in the same area. Oshane Thomas can only look on in helplessness.
Shakib al Hasan has been joined by Mushfiqur, and it seems he is now moving up another gear in this chase. Is on 43 off 32 balls. Athar Ali Khan remarks in the commentary box that these two senior pros enjoy playing with each other. They would have been in similar situations many times before this. Can they pull off another miraculous victory for their country?
RUN OUT! Tamim is out for 48. Sheldon Cottrell comes up with a brilliant piece of work to derail Bangladesh's chase. Cottrell just picked that up in his follow-through and hit the stumps. Tamim could not get back in time. Could this be a moment to change the match?
Bangladesh doing it at a canter
A team is chasing a 300+ score at a canter at this World Cup. That's the first time we're saying that. Tamim and Shakib have settled well and are doing a great job of making this chase seem easy. No undue risks taken. One boundary being hit every over. The score being moved along in ones and twos. West Indies need to rethink their strategy.
6000 ODI runs for Shakib
Standing ovation from the crowd as the message is displayed on the giant screen. Shakib scores his 6001st ODI run. What a stalwart he has been in Bangladesh cricket. He is only the second Bangladesh player to reach 6000 ODI runs. He has a big job on his hand today though. The partnership between him and Tamim already more than 50 now. And both of them are looking like they want to stay on for the long haul today. Tamim is nearing his individual fifty. Shakib is ensuring that the scoring responsibilities are equally divided between them. West Indies might just be erring on the side of being too short and too wide.
Bangladesh aiming for record run chase
The highest successful chase in this World Cup has been 245 by New Zealand vs Bangladesh. Bangladesh are aiming for a significantly higher target today. They're well on track though. They've had their share of luck, but there's been plenty of conviction behind some of their strokes too. Like that cut shot by Shakib in the 13th over that flew to the third man fence. Bangladesh's highest successful run chase is also 322, vs Scotland in 2015. This will be counted as a much bigger achievement if they can pull it off.
Gabriel into the attack
Shannon Gabriel is introduced into the attack and Tamim seems a bit wary of going after him right away. He went after every ball in the Russell over. A boundary comes off the Gabriel over as well, more by dint of luck than skill though. A top edge off Shakib's bat flew high in the air and landed in safe territory before bouncing across the rope. Holder is pleased with this line and length from Gabriel though, he senses a wicket. Claps from him even though the bowler is not looking very happy.
Tamim makes a move
Glorious shot through the covers for four. He can be so good to watch when on song. Hits his fourth boundary of the innings, three of which have come in the last two overs. The fifth ball is smashed for four on the on side.
Shakib coming out to bat with him seems to have galvanized Tamim. Is dealing only in boundaries now. The 11th over, bowled by Russell, produces 11 runs.
Tamim, Shakib combining well
The two most senior left-handers in this batting lineup - Tamim and Shakib - are combining well here. Both of them look to be in attacking mode. First ball of the 9th over is short and outside off, Iqbal goes back and slaps it through point for a boundary. Last ball of the over goes for a four off his bat as well. 14 runs off that over.
Soumya Sarkar is out! Russell gets the wicket. Soumya Sarkar was looking to punish the Windies bowlers, he'll be disappointed at having thrown that start away. Handed a simple catch to Chris Gayle at slip.
Tamim has been the quieter batsman among the two at the moment. But Bangladesh will be pleased to see he is keeping the score moving and not consuming too many dot balls.
Attacking start from Bangladesh
Tamim and Soumya have done a good job at the beginning of this innings. The run rate has been around the 6 RPO-mark from the beginning. Soumya Sarkar is the more aggressive batsman right now.
And West Indies make their first bowling change. Andre Russell replaces Sheldon Cottrell. Cottrell had a horror last over.
Soumya Sarkar hits the first six of this innings. Next ball is on his pads, pushed down to fine leg for four. A wide goes for four byes after that. Sheldon Cottrell under pressure early on.
Soumya is off as well
Soumya Sarkar smashes the last ball of the second over for a four in the deep covers. Holder is sharing the new ball with Cottrell. Shannon Gabriel and Oshane Thomas the other frontline pace options in this Windies team. And there's Russell. For spin options, they have the inimitable Chris Gayle, who bowled a highly entertaining 5-over spell in the last match.
Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar have begun proceedings for Bangladesh. Sheldon Cottrell has the new ball. Bangladesh need 322 to win. Can they do it?
Tamim states his intentions in the first over itself. Slashes at a wide delivery outside off for the first boundary of the innings. Banglaesh get 5 runs off the first over.
More joy for pacers in the second innings?
"Our bowlers have got a bit more pace and height so hopefully we can extract a bit more out of that surface," Shai Hope says.
Bangladesh need 322 to win
No 300+ score has been chased down in this World Cup so far. However, Bangladesh need something special to revive their World Cup campaign and today could be the day their campaign has a turnaround. The match resumes after the mid-innings break.
Windies put up 321/8 in 50 overs
Bravo is bowled off the last ball of the innings.
Shai Hope (96) the top scorer, Mustafizur Rahman (3/59) with the best bowling figures.
No hit wicket
Oshane Thomas survives in the weirdest of ways! He finishes the swing of his bat and hits the bails, but he's through with the shot and the third umpire adjudges him to be not out.
Meanwhile, Shaifuddin, bowling the last over of this innings, has bowled three wides in four balls. Bemused looks from the Bangladesh fielders. They want to go into the confines of the dressing room quickly.
For the record
Just for the record, the three biggest sixes of this World Cup have been hit by West Indies batsmen. Two of them in this match. Is there some sort of a contest going on in the Windies dressing room?
105 metres ~ Jason Holder
104 metres ~ Shimron Hetmeyer
103 metres ~ Andre Russell
Bravo connects, finally
Darren Bravo has joined in on the fun. Hits his first six down the ground. Cleared his legs and launched it past the bowler's head. West Indies will be relieved Bravo has got going finally. Oshane Thomas has joined him. Bangladesh will also be relieved they are down to the tail with only 306 on board. Was looking like they would have to chase a lot more than that at one stage.
CAUGHT! Hope goes for 96! Played a shout out of frustration more than anything else. After Holder's wicket, there was suddenly a lot of pressure on him. Bangladesh pulling it back at the very end.
Hope creeps to his 100
The run rate has dropped drastically since Holder's wicket. There have been ZERO boundaries since then.
Five overs to go
With Holder's departure, the zing in this Windies batting onslaught seems to have gone. Hope, who has been the sheet anchor in this innings, is into his nineties, having played 116 balls so far. Bravo not looking to be as explosive as those who came before him. 350 looking like a score too far right now.
Holder has played a very valuable knock today but is finally out after a 15-ball 33. Darren Bravo, who was once seen as a top order prospect in Test cricket, comes in at No.8.