Bangladesh’s all-rounder cricketer Shakib Al Hasan drove his team to victory against West Indies players in the 23rd match of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 on Monday at County Ground Taunton. Chasing down the monumental target of 322 runs, Bangladesh edged past the Windies cricketers by a total of seven wickets.
After winning the toss Bangladesh decided to bowl first against Windies. This led to Holder’s squad posting a massive target of 321 runs in complete 50 overs with the help of brilliant wicket-keeper batsman Shai Hope and Evin Lewis. Despite putting great efforts in the match against Bangladeshi squad, Windies lost their game. Though it was not that easy for Bangladesh to chase such a massive target at the pitch of County Ground but all thanks to the watchful 189-run partnership of Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das who assured the famous victory for Bangladesh at Manchester. When on one side Das knocked unbeaten 94 runs off just 69 deliveries on the other side Hasan also made unbeaten 124 runs off 99 balls.
This was the second highest chase in the World Cup fixtures so far. Earlier in the previous edition of World Cup 2015, Bangladesh chased down the target of 319 runs against Scotland at Saxton Oval. This year also Bangladesh scripted the historic match as the chased the huge total in just 41.3 overs which made their win more emphatic.
Here’s see the match highlights of Liton Das in Bangladesh vs West Indies at ICC World Cup 2019:
Right after the Mortaza and company won their fifth game of ICC World Cup 2019 with a remarkable win Twitter started a new trend of ‘Rise of the Tigers’ which flooded the whole platform with several reactions in just a blink of an eye. Check out the Twitter reactions after Bangladesh defeated West Indies by seven wickets:
— Twitter Moments Australia (@MomentsAU) June 17, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 17, 2019
Bangladesh’s fans at County Ground stadium
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 17, 2019
Winning moment for Bangladesh
— Saima (@_saimaislam) June 17, 2019
Bangladesh will next take on five-time World Champions Australia on June 20th at Trent Bridge stadium while West Indies will test their fortunes against New Zealand on June 22nd at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
West Indies: 321/8 in 50 overs (Shai Hope 96, Evin Lewis 70, Shimron Hetmyer 50, Mustafizur Rahman 3/59, Mohammad Saifuddin 3/72)
Bangladesh: 322/3 in 41.3 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 124 not out, Liton Das 94 not out) by seven wickets.