Shakib-Liton stand keeps Bangladesh semifinal hope alive

Sun Online Desk

17th June, 2019 11:37:56 printer

Shakib-Liton stand keeps Bangladesh semifinal hope alive

World’s top all-rounder and Bangladesh’s ace cricketer Shakib al Hasan and Liton Das guided Tigers to crush West Indies and keep Semi Finals hope alive at in County ground, Taunton on Monday.

A brilliant 189-run partnership between Shakib and Liton Das lead Bangladesh to 322-3 at 41.3 over with 8.3 overs (51 balls) to spare at Taunton.

Shakib blasted 124 off 99 with 16 boundary shots while Liton Das played 94 off 69 with eight boundaries and four sixes hit.

Earlier, Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar started confidently to chase 322 runs, before Soumya Sarkar gave his wicket away to Andre Russell against West Indies.

Shakib al Hasan stood strong and fought the lone battle once again with Liton Das on the crease. He brings up his half century in just 40 balls. Bangladesh were 248 in 34 overs.

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.

Earlier, West Indies posted a fighting total of 321 runs losing 8 wickets.

Mustafizur Rahman struck twice in one over to pick up two crucial wickets of Shimron Hetmeyer and Andre Russell.

Shakib blasted 124 from 99 balls and Linton Das hit a superb 94 from 69 deliveries to lead Bangladesh to 322-3 with 8.3 overs to spare at Taunton.

Bangladesh's joint highest one-day international run chase put them behind only Ireland's 329-7 against England in 2011 in the history of successful World Cup chases.

Mashrafe Mortaza's side remain in with a chance of reaching the semi-finals after their second win in five matches.