ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

West Indies vs Bangladesh - Match 23

Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Date & Time: 17 June 2019

Bangladesh 322/3

RR: 7.75 | Bangladesh beat West Indies by 7 wickets

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That is it from Monday. The hosts come back in action on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, taking on Afghanistan in Manchester. That looks to be a one-sided game on paper but if the Afghans get on a roll, you never know. Join us at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT) for all the action from game number 24. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Bangladesh move to number 5 in the points table with 5 points from as many games. They still seem to be away from the top four but that is mainly because of the aura of Australia, England, New Zealand and India. In this tournament, any team can beat any other (as Pakistan showed against England) and Bangladesh will be looking to relive that. West Indies drop down to 7th and are almost facing an exit, simply because of the challenges that await them next - New Zealand and India.

Victorious Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, is quietly confident about Bangladesh's chances to make it into the top four. He agrees that Bangladesh can do it but also understands that the team will have to win all its remaining games. On his knee, Mash says that it is still giving him a problem and it is dodgy, which is why he did not bowl his full quota of 10 overs. Reckons that the turning point in the game was Mustafizur's double-wicket over which got rid of Hetmyer and Russell. Praises Shakib and the whole of the batting order for chipping in useful runs. Ends by further praising Liton Das given that he usually opens with the bat but today, he performed in the middle order.

West Indian skipper, Jason Holder, says that West Indies were probably 40-50 runs short. Feels that they could have been a bit more disciplined with the ball but let themselves down in the field as well. Stresses that with the bat, they started well, seeing off the first 10 overs but then just could not get any momentum. Laments the fact that they could never get quick runs at the death. On the bowling, he reckons wickets are the key in any chase and today, they did not get any. Hopes that they get more disciplined in the coming games.

SHAKIB AL HASAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. The superstar says he feels amazing and the wickets in the end he took was even more satisfying according to him. States he has been working on his batting and it paid off. Mentions it was a team effort, they restricted Windies to a decent total and the batters played their part. He felt he would get more time and opportunities if he bats at no. 3, before he used to come in at the 39th over or the 40th over which is not ideal for him according to him. Further adds he is working on his bowling too, he feels he is doing fine but he can do better. Stresses the next game will be tough against a strong Australian side and they will need to be at their best. Ends by saying the crowd has been fantastic and he hopes they keep supporting them.

Nothing much to talk about the West Indies' bowling. They struggled right from the first ball, perhaps even before the game started. By dropping Carlos Brathwaite, who was going to be their fifth bowler? Just Cottrell completed his quota of 10 overs. Russell bowled just 6. Gayle bowled just 2. Sad and sorry state of affairs and have to say - this West Indian team does not look like the one which played Pakistan in their opener. With the bat, they perhaps thought they had enough but with the platform they had got, 242/3 in the 40th over, they should have got to 350. Please stay tuned for the presentation.

65 vs West Indies. 61 vs West Indies. 29 vs West Indies. 50 vs Ireland. 75 vs South Africa. 64 vs New Zealand. 121 vs England. 124 today. 589 runs in his last 8 innings. 7 50-plus scores. 3 not outs. Average of 117.80. Strike rate of 101.72. The Jessore born Shakib Al Hasan is surely making everyone's heads turn. With his fifth consecutive 50-plus ODI score and fourth in this World Cup, he is making a statement, regaining his top spot in the run-getters category. He caught the West Indian attack by the horns and did not let them apply any pressure on him. The number 3 position suits him and sure enough - he averages 59.68 over there, best than any other position. The number 1 all-rounder just strut his stuff. Beware Australia who face him next. Beware India too.

The run chase began as if there was no pressure at all. Till this game, not even 250 was chased down in this World Cup. Bangladesh were chasing 322. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar set the tone with a 52-run opening stand and that was followed by a 69-run stand for the second wicket. Rahim's wicket then triggered the thoughts of a possible collapse but Shakib and Liton steered the ship home safely.

The Taunton crowd is stunned. But in ecstasy and joy. There are barely any West Indian supporters and the ones supporting the Tigers are crying their voices out hoarse. They have witnessed probably one of the most clinical run chases in ODI cricket, let alone a World Cup, normally associated with the likes of England, India or Australia. Today, it is Bangladesh.

51 balls left. 7 wickets in hand. An unbeaten stand of 189 in 135 balls. A centurion. Another 6 short of a century. Boy, this has been one run chase. Lo and behold. Did anyone say Bangladesh will not make it to the semis? Think again.

41.3
4
S Gabriel to L Das, FOUR! 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. Customary handshakes taking place out in the middle. BANGLADESH HAVE CHASED DOWN 322 WITH 7 WICKETS IN HAND AND 51 BALLS TO SPARE!
41.2
0
S Gabriel to L Das, Shorter and down the leg side, Das looks to pull but misses. Not wided.
41.1
2
S Gabriel to L Das, Slower one and fuller on the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.
40.6
1
J Holder to L Das, Another length delivery around off, this is guided down to third man for one. 6 more needed now.
40.5
0
J Holder to L Das, Another short one on the body, Das looks to pull but mistimes it towards square leg.
40.4
4
J Holder to L Das, FOUR! Dealing in boundaries is Das. He stays back and then guides this through backward point and the ball races away.
40.3
1
J Holder to Al Hasan, This is on middle, it is pulled through square leg for one.
40.2
1
J Holder to L Das, Now strokes it down to the long on fielder for one.
40.1
4
J Holder to L Das, FOUR! Delightful! He is painting a Monalisa here! Holder bowls this full and outside off, Das leans into it and just times it through covers. The ball races away.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 50th over. Don't think the game would last till then.

39.6
1
S Gabriel to L Das, Shorter and on middle, this is worked towards square leg for one.
39.5
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Another length delivery outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
39.4
0
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Back of a length on middle, Shakib goes back and defends it onto the ground.
39.3
1
S Gabriel to L Das, Another short one and it is the slower one. Das looks to hit it over fine leg but is way too early in the shot. It goes off the toe-end towards deep square leg for one.
39.2
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Back of a length around off, this is guided down to third man for one.
39.1
2
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Beautiful! Full and on middle, this is hit powerfully past the bowler and through mid on. Hetmyer at long on runs to his right and saves two for his side. 300 up for Bangladesh.
38.6
0
S Cottrell to L Das, On the shorter side and it is the slower one. Das is way too early in the pull shot, the ball ends up hitting the glove.
38.5
0
S Cottrell to L Das, Length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
38.4
4
S Cottrell to L Das, FOUR! Another short ball and once again it is put away! Short and on the body, Das swivels and pulls it down to the fine leg fence.
38.3
0
S Cottrell to L Das, DROPPED! Very, very difficult chance. Full and outside off, Das comes down the track and smashes it straight back. Cottrell looks to save his face, due to pure reflex action but cannot quite hang on to it. The ball deflects to the leg side but Sheldon quickly gathers himself and runs after the ball and then frustratingly kicks the air in disappointment.
38.2
0
S Cottrell to L Das, Down the leg side, Das walks across and misses his flick. Not wided as he walked across his stumps.
38.1
1
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Slower one, this is eased down to long on for one.
37.6
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, A single to end! Full and on off, this is pushed towards mid off for one. 24 from the over, the most expensive over of this World Cup. 28 more needed.
37.5
4
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, EDGY FOUR! Length and around off, the ball straightens. Shakib looks to defend but the ball flies off the outside edge and down to the third man fence.
37.4
1
S Gabriel to L Das, No he can't! Difficult to hit those deliveries over the rope. Very full and outside off, Das jams it through covers for one.
37.3
6
S Gabriel to L Das, SIX! Three in a row! This is unreal stuff from Das. He is playing with the mind of the bowler. He expected a short one and shuffles right across. Gets it and he helps it on its way over the fine leg fence. 4 in 4? Also, the 150-run stand is up.
37.2
6
S Gabriel to L Das, SIX! This is even better! WOW! Das wants to end it in a hurry here. He makes room and Gabriel bowls it full. He smashes it over the long off fence for a maximum.
37.1
6
S Gabriel to L Das, SIX! Into the stands! lovely shot. A short ball by Shannon and Das is quickly onto the back foot. He pulls it high and handsome over the square leg fence. Runs needed below 50 now.

Shannon Gabriel is back!

36.6
0
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Good length and on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
36.5
4
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, FOUR! on the pads once again! Easy pickings for a batsman of Shakib's calibre. He flicks it through backward square leg and the ball races away to the fence.
36.4
0
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Slower one and it is very full on middle, Shakib fails to get under it and hits it on the bounce to mid on.
36.3
1
S Cottrell to L Das, Another back of a length ball on off, Das guides it to point.
36.2
0
S Cottrell to L Das, Back of a length on off, Das guides it to point.
36.1
0
S Cottrell to L Das, Length outside off, Das goes after it but gets beaten.
36.1
0
S Cottrell to L Das, WIDE! Down the leg side and it has been wided.
35.6
4
O Thomas to Al Hasan, FOUR! Up and over! 11 runs from this one. Runs needed below 60 now. Full and on middle, this is lofted over the mid on fielder for a boundary.
35.6
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, WIDE! Another bouncer and it bounces way too high. So high that Shakib tried to jump and pull it but missed it.
35.6
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, An attempted bouncer which was well over head height. The umpire has signalled a wide.
35.5
2
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Overthrow! West Indies completely losing their plot here. This is worked towards fine leg. The batters take one. The ball is thrown at the bowler's head where there is no one to collect the ball, it goes down towards long on for another run.
35.4
2
O Thomas to Al Hasan, In the air... and once again it lands in no man's land! Sums up the day for West Indies. Short and around off, Shakib looks to pull, the ball goes off the top edge over the bowler's head. Lands safely and the batters take two.
35.3
1
O Thomas to L Das, Fuller and on off, this is hit to mid off for one. Singles will do it for Bangladesh.
35.2
0
O Thomas to L Das, Shorter and around off, Das looks to upper cut but misses.
35.1
0
O Thomas to L Das, Just short! Das looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. A soft leading edge to mid on.
34.6
1
S Cottrell to L Das, Another length ball outside off, Das guides it down to third man for one.
34.5
1
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, A yorker, Shakib jams it out on the off side and the batters go for one. There is a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Shakib is in. He did not ground his bat but the whole of him was in.
34.4
0
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Fuller and on middle, Al Hasan strokes it back to the bowler.
34.3
1
S Cottrell to L Das, Fifty for Das now! Talk about grabbing the opportunity with both hands. He was picked in the team for this game and has made an impact. He has played as the perfect foil for Shakib. He gets to his third ODI half ton by working this length ball on middle through mid-wicket for one.
34.2
2
S Cottrell to L Das, A little too straight, this is worked through mid-wicket for two. 250 up for Bangladesh.
34.1
0
S Cottrell to L Das, Short and outside off, Das looks to cut but gets beaten.
33.6
4
O Thomas to Al Hasan, FOUR! Hundred for Shakib! His 9th in ODIs and consecutive ones in this World Cup. Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Bangladesh's best player has delivered when his team needed him the most. A must win game and a big target to chase and Shakib has risen to the occasion. What a way to get to his ton, what a shot to get his ton! Wow! Oshane bowls this full and outside off, he creams it, absolutely creams it through covers and the ball races away to the fence. Raises his bat to soak in the applause. He would love to stay there till the end.
33.5
1
O Thomas to L Das, On the pads, once again, this is worked down to fine leg for one.
33.4
0
O Thomas to L Das, This is on middle, Das works it to mid-wicket.
33.3
4
O Thomas to L Das, FOUR! Another top edge and another four! Just not West Indies' day today. Short and around off again, Das looks to whip it but the ball flies off the top edge and goes to the third man fence.
33.2
1
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Shorter in length and outside off, this is cut through point for one.
33.1
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Starts off with a short one outside off, Shakib looks to pull but misses.

Oshane Thomas is back on! His figures read 4-0-31-0.

32.6
2
S Cottrell to L Das, Back of a length, outside off, Das guides it down to third man for two. He played it nice and fine.
32.5
0
S Cottrell to L Das, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
32.4
6
S Cottrell to L Das, SIX! The 100-run stand is up in style! This is probably the partnership which wins the game for Bangladesh. Sheldon bangs this short and outside off. Das hops and looks to cut but the ball flies off the top edge and over the third man fence.
32.3
0
S Cottrell to L Das, This is on the pads, Das works it to mid-wicket.
32.2
1
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Well fielded! Fuller and on middle, Shakib strokes it towards mid on where Gabriel seemed to have dived early but stops it in the end.

Looks like there is some issue with Sheldon Cottrell's run up. He has just mentioned that to umpire Rod Tucker. He is having some issue while running in and apparently it is a drainage lid.

32.1
1
S Cottrell to L Das, Back of a length on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Sheldon Cottrell is back on.

31.6
1
C Gayle to L Das, Gayle fires this one into the pads, Das works it through square leg for one. 13 from the over. 94 more needed in 108 balls.
31.5
4
C Gayle to L Das, FOUR! Lovely shot! A high risk shot as it is against the turn. Full and around off, Das plants his front foot forward and strokes it through wide mid off for a boundary.
31.4
0
C Gayle to Al Hasan, That has turned! Pitched outside off, it turns away sharply. Beats the outside edge of Shakib's bat and also misses the keeper's glove. A bye taken.
31.3
2
C Gayle to Al Hasan, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for two.
31.2
1
C Gayle to L Das, Floated on middle, this is eased through mid on for one.
31.1
4
C Gayle to L Das, FOUR! Nicely played! Picked his spot to perfection. Das comes down the track and chips it over mid-wicket, no one in the deep and the ball races away to the fence.

There is a slight delay. Shakib is getting some treatment on his left arm. Not quite sure what has happened. Might be cramps.

30.6
0
J Holder to Al Hasan, A yorker outside off, nicely dug out.
30.5
1
J Holder to L Das, Outside off, now Das follows suit. A single taken behind point.
30.4
1
J Holder to Al Hasan, Outside off, Shakib waits and then dabs it behind point for a run.
30.3
2
J Holder to Al Hasan, Nicely tucks this through mid-wicket and runs hard for the second. Moves into the 90s, does Shakib.
30.2
1
J Holder to L Das, JUST OVER! West Indies desperately need a wicket and Holder almost provides that. A length ball outside off, Das looks to play the pull, but then checks his shot. It ends up being a short-arm jab and just lobs over mid on. Oshane Thomas has to cover some ground from mid on running back, but the batsmen take just a single.
30.1
0
J Holder to L Das, A length ball outside off, Das looks to work it to the leg side but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
29.6
1
C Gayle to L Das, Another single to end the over as Das works it through square leg,
29.5
1
C Gayle to Al Hasan, Shakib now takes a single down to long on. He pushes it off the back foot.
29.4
1
C Gayle to L Das, Das strokes this full ball down to long on for one.
29.4
0
C Gayle to L Das, FIVE WIDES! The third of the innings! This is down the leg side, Das lets it be. The keeper fails to collect it and it races to the fence.
29.3
1
C Gayle to Al Hasan, Floats it around middle, this is eased down to long on for one.
29.2
0
C Gayle to Al Hasan, Very full and on off, this is jammed out to mid off.
29.1
1
C Gayle to L Das, This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.

Chris Gayle has the ball in his hand at the moment. The umpires though are not happy about something. Maybe with the fact that Russell is continuously going off the field. They have asked Fabien Allen to go back and Russell to come onto the field.

DRINKS BREAK.

28.6
1
J Holder to L Das, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 200 up for Bangladesh. 122 more needed. The run-rate needed is below 6, Bangladesh need not do anything silly.
28.5
0
J Holder to L Das, Soft leading edge! Back of a length on off, Das looks to work it on the leg side but gets a leading edge towards mid off.
28.4
1
J Holder to Al Hasan, NOT OUT! Hope never collected the ball! Not sure why they went up and not sure why Shai appealed. This is worked towards mid-wicket and the batters take one. Liton starts off for a second but is sent back by Shakib. The mid-wicket fielder gets to the ball and then fires it to the keeper. Liton seems to have dislodged the bails and then there is an appeal. Replays roll in and they show that Hope did not have the ball in his gloves and even if he had, Das was in with a dive.

Third umpire in play! Is Das run out?

28.3
4
J Holder to Al Hasan, TOP EDGE AND FOUR! Shakib continues riding his luck. Shorter in length and on off, Shakib looks to pull but gets a top edge over the keeper's head. No fielder there and a boundary results. Also, with that boundary, he is now once again the leading run scorer of the Tournament.
28.2
1
J Holder to L Das, Liton waits for the ball to come to him and then guides it down to third man for one.
28.1
1
J Holder to Al Hasan, Back of a length on off, Shakib pushes it towards mid on and gets to the other end.
27.6
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, A single to end a very good over for Bangladesh. Short and outside off, this is hit to sweeper cover for one.
27.5
4
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, FOUR! Make that three boundaries in the over! Short and on middle, bounces at a good height for Shakib. He pulls it through mid-wicket and it races away.
27.4
4
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, FOUR! Poor ball this time, easy pickings! Down the leg side and Shakib helps it on its way to the fine leg fence. Second boundary in the over.
27.3
0
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Shortish and outside off, Shakib cuts it hard to point.
27.2
0
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, A perfect fast bowler's response! It is short and on middle, Shakib ducks under it.
27.1
4
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, FOUR! Another excellent shot! Shakib has played the most difficult shot in the game, the on-drive. Length and on middle, Shakib shows the full face of the bat and strokes it down to the long on fence. Another 50-run stand up for Bangladesh. Important one as the two joined association when Bangladesh had lost a couple of wickets quickly. They need to continue though.
26.6
0
J Holder to L Das, On a fuller length, Das strokes it straight to mid on.
26.5
1
J Holder to Al Hasan, Back of a length around off, this is guided down to third man for one.
26.4
0
J Holder to Al Hasan, Back of a length on middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket.
26.3
4
J Holder to Al Hasan, FOUR! Bludgeoned! Shakib has just dispatched Holder there. He makes room and Holder bowls it full, this is smashed back past the bowler for a boundary.
26.2
1
J Holder to L Das, Length and around off, Liton pushes it towards mid on and gets to the other end quickly.
26.1
1
J Holder to Al Hasan, Back of a length around off, this is guided down to third man for one. The runs needed now are below 150.

Jason Holder is back on! His figures read 5-0-31-0.

25.6
2
S Gabriel to L Das, Takes a few steps down the track and strokes it through covers for two.
25.5
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Full and on the pads, Shakib did clear his front leg but then clips it through square leg for one.
25.4
0
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Back of a length on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
25.3
1
S Gabriel to L Das, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one. The throw from the deep hits Shakib and the fielder apologizes straightaway.
25.3
0
S Gabriel to L Das, Another short one which is signaled wide for height.
25.2
0
S Gabriel to L Das, Back of a length on off, Das stands tall and guides it to point.
25.1
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Short and Shakib plays the duck-pull through square leg for one.
24.6
0
A Russell to L Das, Crisply driven but straight to the fielder! Full and on off, this is hit firmly but finds the man at cover.
24.6
0
A Russell to L Das, FIVE WIDES! Way too short again and this takes off after pitching. Das looks to upper cut it but the ball bounces over the bat and over the keeper's glove. Spoils the over completely.
24.5
1
A Russell to Al Hasan, Short again, Shakib pulls it, does not get it right off the middle but towards deep square leg for one.
24.4
0
A Russell to Al Hasan, Shortish and outside off, Shakib looks to upper cut but misses.
24.3
1
A Russell to L Das, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
24.2
1
A Russell to Al Hasan, Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
24.1
1
A Russell to L Das, Full and on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
23.6
0
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Another back of a length ball on off, it is pushed back to the bowler. Just the 4 from the over.
23.5
0
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Works it with the angle but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.
23.4
1
S Gabriel to L Das, Good cricket all around there! A good short one on middle, Liton plays it by taking one hand off the handle towards cover and the batters take one.
23.3
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Another one on the pads, this is clipped through square leg for one.
23.2
1
S Gabriel to L Das, This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
23.1
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Shakib looks to run down this length delivery to third man but gets an inside edge on to his pads. A run added to the total.

Shannon Gabriel comes on to bowl.

22.6
4
A Russell to L Das, FOUR! Adding salt to the wound here! Yes, it is Liton Das who hit the boundary but it will still hurt Russell. He bangs it short and on middle, Das pulls it nicely over mid-wicket for a boundary.
22.5
1
A Russell to Al Hasan, In the air... and it lands in between two fielders! Russell can't believe it as he walks back in disgust. Shakib continues riding his luck. A good short one outside off, Shakib looks to drag his pull but only gets a top edge. It goes towards fine leg. Hope turns and runs after it. Shannon Gabriel at fine leg, is late to set off. In the end, it lands in between the two and the batters take one. Poor from Gabriel, it was surely an easier catch for him. He must have thought the keeper had it covered. This could prove costly.
22.4
1
A Russell to L Das, This is worked through mid-wicket for one.
22.3
1
A Russell to Al Hasan, This is guided down to third man for one.
22.2
0
A Russell to Al Hasan, That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads.
22.1
0
A Russell to Al Hasan, Russell bowls a bouncer and Shakib ducks it
21.6
1
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Very full and on off, this is jammed over the bowler and towards mid off for one.
21.5
1
S Cottrell to L Das, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
21.4
0
S Cottrell to L Das, Good length on off, this is defended.
21.3
1
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, In the air... but short! Heart in the mouth moment for Shakib and Bangladesh. This is short and on the body. Shakib looks to pull but gets it off the higher portion. It flies towards Hetmyer at deep square leg who runs across to his left but the ball lands short. It hits his thigh and stops and a single is taken.
21.2
1
S Cottrell to L Das, A misfield by Gayle and a run! Slower one around off, Das guides it towards widish first slip where Gayle fails to stop it cleanly and concedes a run.
21.1
1
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Goes very full and on middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
20.6
0
A Russell to L Das, On middle, Das looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Das has not started confidently here.
20.5
0
A Russell to L Das, On the body, Das looks to pull but misses. It hits the thigh pad and rolls towards the keeper.
20.4
0
A Russell to L Das, BEATEN! Not a clever shot. No intent in that one. It is outside off, Liton hangs his bat out and gets beaten.
20.3
1
A Russell to Al Hasan, On the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one.
20.2
1
A Russell to L Das, Good length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
20.1
1
A Russell to Al Hasan, Fifty for Shakib! He holds the key for his side here. Needs to score a big one. His 45th in ODIs and his golden patch in this World Cup continues. It is his 4th successive 50-plus score in this World Cup. Russell bowls it on the pads, Shakib works it to fine leg and takes one.

Andre Russell is back on! 3-0-23-1 so far. He is certainly not 100 percent. Comes jogging in, then bails out. Goes for another jog and tests his hamstring and knee. Here he comes again...

19.6
1
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Fuller and on middle, Shakib works it to mid-wicket for one.
19.5
4
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, FOUR! Not convincing but Bangladesh won't care! Fuller and on middle, it is the slower one. Shakib is way too early in the stroke. He though gets enough on it to clear the bowler and for it to race away to the fence.
19.4
0
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, BEATEN! Length and outside off, Shakib goes after it loosly and away from the body and gets beaten.
19.3
0
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
19.2
0
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Another ball which is driven to mid on.
19.1
0
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.

Liton Das walks out to bat. He has been picked in the team in this game. Can he make an impact?

18.6
0
O Thomas to M Rahim, OUT! Rahim is caught down the leg side! A soft, soft dismissal and he looks to the heavens as he walks back. He should be very disappointed with himself. It is a harmless delivery, down the leg side. Rahim looks to flick but it goes off the face and straight into the mitts of Hope who takes it. Two wickets in quick succession for West Indies and they are right back in the game. 189 more needed in 186.
18.5
1
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Shorter and outside off, Shakib guides it down to third man for one.
18.4
1
O Thomas to M Rahim, Well bowled! Does not get the execution perfectly right but still a good ball. He looks for a yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss. It tails away. Rahim looks to put bat on ball but the ball goes off the outer half through covers for one.
18.3
1
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Shakib is not pleased with the two boundaries in the over! He wants another. Hops and looks to slash at a delivery wide outside off. He gets an outside edge which goes on the bounce to third man for one.
18.2
4
O Thomas to Al Hasan, FOUR! Lovely placement! Slightly shorter and outside off, Shakib cuts it past point and away from third man. Second boundary in the over. Poor from Thomas, West Indies would have sensed an opportunity to pull things back after the wicket but once again the pressure has been released.
18.2
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, WIDE. Landed outside off, angling away, Al Hasan throws his bat at it but misses it by a furlong.
18.1
4
O Thomas to Al Hasan, FOUR! What a shot! Short of a length outside off, Shakib gets on top of the bounce and cuts it in front of point for a boundary! 197 more needed from 191 balls.
17.6
0
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Another good length ball, this is guided to point.
17.5
0
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Back of a length on off, Rahim defends it onto the ground.
17.4
0
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Fuller and on off, Rahim strokes it to mid off.

Mushfiqur Rahim walks in at number 4, replacing Tamim. Bangladesh are well-placed in this chase but still over 200 runs are required. A couple of quick wickets and you never know...

17.3
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, OUT! Tamim is short! Sheldon Cottrell has provided something outstanding. West Indies needed some spark and Cottrell may have just provided it. He goes full and on middle, Tamim strokes it back to the bowler and sets off for a run. Sheldon sticks his left hand out and fields the ball. Seeing that Tamim stops. Sheldon fires the throw to the keeper's end and hits the bull's eye. Tamim looks to get back in with a dive. The players appeal and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show Tamim is short. He walks back disappointed as a run out was probably the only way he could have got out. He was playing so well. However, a very good innings and a top partnership comes to an end.

Is Tamim gone? Big moment in the game! Has Sheldon Cottrell pulled off something brilliant?

17.2
1
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, On off, this is driven through covers for one.
17.1
1
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, It's been driven superbly through the covers. They pick up a single.

Sheldon Cottrell is back!

16.6
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, A good short one, this is quick. Shakib does well to evade it.
16.5
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Shorter and on off, Shakib cuts it to point.
16.4
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Takes a few steps down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He mistimes it to mid off.
16.4
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, WIDE! Short and wide outside off, Shakib once again goes after it but misses. Wided.
16.3
4
O Thomas to Al Hasan, FOUR! Short ball and on middle, Shakib gets on top of the bounce and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder and bags a boundary.
16.2
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, That shot is not needed! Short and outside off, Shakib does go after it but misses. He was looking to play at that way away from his body. Risky.
16.1
2
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Length and around off, this is pushed through covers where Gayle dives to his right but fails to stop. Two taken.

DRINKS! Bangladesh are motoring along quite well here! Their openers started off nicely, Sarkar did fall but Shakib has come out all guns blazing. They are way ahead of the run rate required and all they need now is some sensible batting. The West Indian players look like they have ran out of ideas. Their short ball bowling has not worked and all of a sudden the bowling does not look threatening. They need someone to put their hand up and provide the magic or the game will soon slip out of their hands.

15.6
0
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, Very full, almost a yorker. Tamim jams it out towards cover.
15.5
0
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, On a length and the stumps are attacked. Tamim defends it.
15.4
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, On the fuller side, this is worked to the left of mid on for one.
15.3
0
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, On the fuller side outside off, Shakib is guilty of going too hard at it. It goes off the inner half towards mid on.
15.2
2
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Excellent example of how to use the pace of the bowler there! Shakib just waits for the ball to come to him and then opens the face of the bat. Guides it past point. Third man runs to his left and keeps it down to two.
15.1
1
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, Another quick single! This is more irritating for the Windies than the boundaries! Shorter and on the body, Tamim pushes it to mid on for a run.
14.6
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Goes short again and this one hurries onto the batsman. Shakib mistimes it towards mid-wicket.
14.5
2
O Thomas to Al Hasan, 6000 runs for Shakib in ODI cricket. A tremendous achievement for him. A huge round of applause from the crowd here. Raises the bat to acknowledge the applause. Gets there by chopping this down towards third man for two.
14.4
1
O Thomas to T Iqbal, Lovely batting! Tamim hops and guides it towards point and gets to the other end quickly.
14.3
1
O Thomas to Al Hasan, On the body, this is worked on the leg side for a single.
14.2
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Loose shot! This was too short and wide outside off, Shakib hops and looks to cut but misses.
14.1
1
O Thomas to T Iqbal, Shorter and outside off, Tamim cuts towards third man for one. That went to the fielder quickly.
13.6
1
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, A single to end! Sensible batting! This is worked through square leg for one.
13.5
4
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, FOUR! That has gone to the fence in a jiffy! 100 up for Bangladesh and the 50-run stand has been brought up in style. They have not let the momentum slip. Another excellent shot by Tamim. He once again stands tall and slaps the length ball outside off, right off the middle this time through extra cover for a boundary.
13.4
0
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, Good delivery! Back of a length on off, Tamim guides it to point.
13.3
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, On the bounce! Length and outside off, Shakib looks to force it through the off side. It goes off the outside edge and on the bounce to the third man fielder. A single.
13.2
1
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, Shorter and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
13.1
0
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, Length and around off, Tamim stands tall and looks to hit it but it goes off the inner half towards mid off.
12.6
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Another short ball! Shakib initially looks to pull but then bails out. 7 from this over.
12.5
0
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Bangs it in on middle, Shakib works it to mid-wicket.
12.4
4
O Thomas to Al Hasan, FOUR! Width on offer and Shakib pounces on it. Short and outside off, Shakib slaps it through point and the ball races away. Too easy at the moment for Bangladesh.
12.3
1
O Thomas to T Iqbal, This is outside off, Tamim throws his bat at it. It flies off the outside edge down towards third man for one.
12.3
0
O Thomas to T Iqbal, Shorter and down the leg side, Tamim lets it go. Wided.
12.2
0
O Thomas to T Iqbal, Shorter in length and on the body, this is worked through square leg for one.
12.1
1
O Thomas to Al Hasan, Starts off with a length ball on the pads, this is worked to fine leg for one.

Oshane Thomas is on now! He has been the best bowler for West Indies in this tournament. He needs to work some magic here.

11.6
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Another short one on middle, Shakib pulls it through square leg for one.
11.5
4
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, FOUR! Lucky boundary! Everything going Bangladesh's way at the moment. Gabriel bowls it short around middle, Shakib looks to pull with one leg up in the air. A top edge is induced and it goes on the bounce into the fine leg fence.
11.4
1
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, Works it with the angle through square leg and takes one.
11.3
0
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, Another back of a length delivery on off, Tamim guides it to point.
11.2
0
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, Almost plays it on! Back of a length around off, Tamim plays away from his body. He gets an inside edge onto his body. The ball rolls towards the off side. Shakib wants a run but is sent back in time by his partner.
11.1
1
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, Quick single! Shorter and on middle, Shakib drops it towards the off side. Tamim wants a run, Shakib is late to take off but completes it in the end.
11.1
0
S Gabriel to Al Hasan, A false start for him! Down the leg side, Shakib looks to flick but misses. Wided.

Shannon Gabriel is on now! West Indies need a wicket, can he provide it?

10.6
0
A Russell to T Iqbal, Again swings wildly and the ball goes off the toe end towards mid off. 11 from the 11th over.
10.5
4
A Russell to T Iqbal, FOUR! Another aggressive shot. Clearly this is a plan. Get as many runs before rain comes. It has gone very dark and an interruption looks imminent. A short ball, outside off, angling away, Tamim drags this over mid-wicket and the ball trickles into the ropes.
10.4
2
A Russell to T Iqbal, A short ball, Iqbal goes hammer and tongs and just about clears short mid-wicket. Gets a couple. Are Bangladesh playing for the rain?
10.3
4
A Russell to T Iqbal, FOUR! Stand and deliver! Not all that short, fractionally short of a fuller length, Tamim stands tall and punches it through the covers!
10.2
0
A Russell to T Iqbal, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
10.1
1
A Russell to Al Hasan, A length ball, down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a single.

POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6
4
J Holder to T Iqbal, FOUR! Ends Powerplay 1 with a boundary! Poor delivery. This is short and on the body, Tamim helps it on its way over short fine leg and it races away. Bangladesh are 70 for 1 after the first ten, they are way ahead from where West Indies were. 252 needed in 240.
9.5
1
J Holder to Al Hasan, Shorter and on middle, Shakib Al Hasan pulls it through square leg and takes one.
9.4
0
J Holder to Al Hasan, Back of a length on off, Shakib stands tall and keeps it out.
9.3
4
J Holder to Al Hasan, FOUR! Ho ho ho! Shakib hits that in style! A length ball outside off, Shakib jumps down the track and hammers it through mid off for a boundary!
9.2
1
J Holder to T Iqbal, Lovely straight drive, cannot beat mid on though, who for some reason, is standing a bit too deep. An easy single.
9.1
4
J Holder to T Iqbal, FOUR! You bowl there to Tamim and he would hit you all day! Short and outside off, Iqbal goes back and slaps it through point for a boundary.
8.6
0
A Russell to Al Hasan, A dot to end a successful over for Russell. This is short again and outside off, Shakib looks to pull it hard but misses. The idea is clear from Shakib, he is going to go after the bowlers.
8.5
0
A Russell to Al Hasan, That is crunched! Short and on middle, Shakib hammers it but straight to mid on. A little to his left or right, it would have been a boundary.
8.4
1
A Russell to T Iqbal, Edgy run! Length and outside off, Iqbal hangs his bat out but it goes off the outer half towards third man for one.
8.3
3
A Russell to Al Hasan, Off the mark with a three! Length and around off, Shakib pushes it past mid off and takes three.

Shakib Al Hasan walks in at number 3, replacing Sarkar.

8.2
0
A Russell to S Sarkar, OUT! Russell gets his revenge! A much-needed wicket for West Indies. The high-flying opening stand has been cut short. Russell goes short again but this is on the body. Sarkar looks to guide it down to third man. He has been doing it so well till now but this time misreads the length. It is too close to the body and hence, the ball hits the higher part of the bat and lobs towards wide first slip where Gayle takes it with a theoretical dive. AR is pumped and now Windies will look to pull things back.
8.1
6
A Russell to S Sarkar, SIX! What a shot! Outrageous! Short and outside off, Sarkar throws everything at it. It flies over the third man fence for a biggie. 50 up for Bangladesh, they are off to a flier.
7.6
2
J Holder to T Iqbal, Another couple to end the over! Short and on middle, Tamim pulls it through mid-wicket and two is taken.
7.5
2
J Holder to T Iqbal, Good shot and well fielded! Back of a length on off, Tamim gets on top of the bounce and pushes it towards cover. The fielder dives and makes a half-stop. The batters take two as mid off does the mopping up job.
7.4
1
J Holder to S Sarkar, Once again Sarkar calmly guides it towards point. The fielder there dives over the ball and a run is taken.
7.3
0
J Holder to S Sarkar, Shorter on off, it is kept out.
7.2
1
J Holder to T Iqbal, Back of a length on off, Tamim guides it towards third man where Sheldon is busy putting on his jacket. He then realizes that the ball is coming towards him, lets it hang around his neck and fields the ball. A single taken.
7.1
0
J Holder to T Iqbal, Back of a length on off, Tamim taps it towards cover and wants one but is sent back.

Tamim pulls out right at the end! Not sure what the reason was. Holder will have to reload now.

6.6
0
A Russell to S Sarkar, A good tight first over by Russell. Short and outside off, SS cuts but finds point.
6.5
0
A Russell to S Sarkar, Good length and around off, Sarkar waits for it and then guides it to gully.
6.4
0
A Russell to S Sarkar, On the shorter side and outside off, Sarkar throws his bat at it but ends up chopping it to the keeper.
6.3
0
A Russell to S Sarkar, Goes short and Sarkar may have been expecting it. He arches and tries to upper cut but misses.
6.2
1
A Russell to T Iqbal, Another short ball, slashed down to third man for a single.
6.1
1
A Russell to S Sarkar, A short ball to begin, Sarkar backs away and punches it behind point for a single.

First bowling change. An early one. Andre Russell has been given the ball. The Windies are a bowler light today, with Brathwaite not playing. Will Russell bowl 10 overs? Will Gayle roll his arm over?

5.6
0
J Holder to T Iqbal, Looks to pull by shuffling right across the stumps but misses.
5.6
0
J Holder to T Iqbal, WIDE! Down the leg side, Tamim misses the flick and it has been wided.
5.5
1
J Holder to S Sarkar, Good stop! This is guided towards gully where Gayle dives to his left and stops it. Can't stop the single though.
5.4
1
J Holder to T Iqbal, On the shorter side, Tamim stays back and pulls it through square leg for one.
5.3
0
J Holder to T Iqbal, Very full outside off, Tamim reaches out for it but it goes off the toe-end to covers.
5.2
1
J Holder to S Sarkar, Waits for it and then nicely guides it down to third man for one.
5.1
0
J Holder to S Sarkar, Back of a length on off, Sarkar keeps it out.
4.6
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, A boundary saved there! A dot to end the over. Short and outside off, this is slapped hard but towards cover-point where the fielder sticks his left hand out and stops it. A huge over for Bangladesh. 18 from it.
4.5
1
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Sensible batting! Does nothing silly and just clips it with the angle through square leg for one.
4.5
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, FIVE WIDES! 17 from the first four balls! All the pressure built in the last over by Holder has been let off. Short, very short actually. It bounces way above the batsman's head and over the keeper's glove for a boundary.
4.4
1
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Bowls it on the pads again, this is worked through square leg for one.
4.3
1
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Lovely batting! Just uses the pace of the bowler and guides it down towards third man. The fielder there runs to his right, dives and saves three for his side.
4.2
4
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, FOUR! 10 from the first two balls of the over! This is a poor ball. Down the leg side, Sarkar works it fine and the ball races to the fence.
4.1
6
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, SIX! That is out of here! He has nailed that! Slightly short and on middle, Sarkar picks the length early, he is on the front foot as he pulls it but gets proper connection and sends it over the mid-wicket stand. First of the innings!
3.6
0
J Holder to T Iqbal, Well bowled and well played! Goes fuller again around off, the ball shapes in again. Tamim is ready for it this time as he defends it back towards the bowler. Holder collects it and first mimes of throwing it at the bowler's end and then at the batsman's end.
3.5
0
J Holder to T Iqbal, Length again and on off, Tamim goes back and pushes it to covers.
3.4
0
J Holder to T Iqbal, Hits the length hard on off, Tamim defends it onto the ground.
3.3
0
J Holder to T Iqbal, Another lovely delivery! Starts this from outside off and then gets it to come back in a long way. Tamim looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge shout but that is missing leg.
3.2
0
J Holder to T Iqbal, Comes from around the wicket and bangs it short. Tamim hops and defends it onto the ground.
3.1
1
J Holder to S Sarkar, Back of a length on off, Sarkar guides it past point and gully for one.
2.6
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Goes back to bowling on a length! Tamim pushes it back towards the bowler who deflects it to mid on. Tamim thinks of a run but then says no. A very testing over by Cottrell comes to an end.
2.5
2
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, And he does go short! Tamim though was ready for it. He takes on the challenge of pulling it but mistimes it through mid-wicket for two.
2.4
1
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Another full one on the pads, Sarkar looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side and a run is taken. Been full in this over till now, probably a short one coming up.
2.3
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Another beauty! Sheldon is troubling the batters with the away swing. Length again around off, this one goes away late. Sarkar is squared up as he tries to defend and gets beaten.
2.2
1
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Another leading edge! This is full and on the pads, shapes away again. Tamim closes the face of the bat a touch early and gets a leading edge down to third man for one. Tamim is lucky there, that could have gone anywhere.
2.1
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Well bowled! Goes fuller and this one starts from the leg pole. It shapes away. Tamim closes the face of the bat early and gets a soft leading edge to the bowler.
1.6
4
J Holder to S Sarkar, FOUR! Up and over! Lovely shot by Sarkar. It is slightly fuller on off, Sarkar nonchalantly lofts it over covers and the ball races away to the fence. Spoils the over.
1.5
0
J Holder to S Sarkar, Sarkar now looks to guide it down to third man but can't get it past gully.
1.4
1
J Holder to T Iqbal, Back of a length on off, Tamim guides it down to third man for one.
1.3
0
J Holder to T Iqbal, A huge shout but the umpire shakes his head! That was a peach of a delivery. This is Holder's strength. He swings the new ball, he should not be bowling it short but should be getting it up there. Lands this on the fuller side and this one comes back in sharply after pitching on leg. Tamim fails to adjust to the inswing. The ball hits him high on the pad. Hope takes it with a dive to his right. Holder is appealing but the umpire shakes his head. Holder then looks at Hope who indicates it is high. Rightly so as Hawk Eye confirms the same.
1.2
1
J Holder to S Sarkar, In the air... and just away from third man! Another short one outside off, Sarkar guides it uppishly towards third man who runs to his left but can't get to it. A single taken.
1.1
0
J Holder to S Sarkar, Short and outside off, Sarkar throws his bat at it but gets beaten. SS needs no sighters.

Jason Holder to bowl with the second new ball.

0.6
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Better nut to end the over! Length and around off, Tamim keeps it out. 5 from the first over then.
0.5
4
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, FOUR! Stand and deliver! That is some shot to get off the mark. It is a length ball and there is width on offer outside off. Tamim strokes it on the up and through covers. No stopping that and the ball races away. First of the chase.
0.4
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Another bumper, this is well-directed. Tamim spots it early and ducks under it.
0.3
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Goes fuller this time but the line is way outside off, left alone.
0.2
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Short again on middle, Tamim hops and defends it.
0.2
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Bangladesh are underway, courtesy an extra! Short and it goes way above the batsman's head. Wided.
0.1
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Starts off with a short one and around off, moves away further. Tamim lets it go.

We are back for the chase! The West Indies team are out in a huddle. They now make their way out now. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar are the openers for Bangladesh. Sheldon Cottrell has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...