Five-for and 50: Shakib creates history in WC By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 25th June, 2019, 00:06

The all-rounder also became the only cricketer to score 1000-plus runs and take 30-plus wickets in World Cups as well

Shakib the second cricketer with five for and fifty in WC

Modric seals Croatia win after own goal Modric seals Croatia win after own goal

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