ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

BAN beat WI by 7 wickets | West Indies vs Bangladesh Highlights And Cricket Score 23th ODI Match

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Date: Jun 17, 2019 Start Time: 15:00 IST | 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
WI
321/8 Overs: 50.0
BAN
322/3 Overs: 41.3
Bangladesh beat West Indies by 7 wickets

West Indies vs Bangladesh Highlights And Cricket Score - 23th ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 41.3 BAN: 322/3

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 wins 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. He agrees that Bangladesh still have a chance to make it to the semis 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

Shannon Gabriel to Liton 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

Shannon Gabriel to Liton Das. Shorter and down the leg side, Das looks to pull but misses. Not wided.

41.1 2

Shannon Gabriel to Liton Das. Slower one and fuller on the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.

End of Over : 41 11 Runs BAN: 316/3
40.6 1

Jason Holder to Liton Das. Another length delivery around off, this is guided down to third man for one. 6 more needed now.

40.5 0

Jason Holder to Liton Das. Another short one on the body, Das looks to pull but mistimes it towards square leg.

40.4 4

Jason Holder to Liton 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

Jason Holder to Shakib Al Hasan. This is on middle, it is pulled through square leg for one.

40.2 1

Jason Holder to Liton Das. Now strokes it down to the long on fielder for one.

40.1 4

Jason Holder to Liton 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.

End of Over : 40 6 Runs BAN: 305/3
39.6 1

Shannon Gabriel to Liton Das. Shorter and on middle, this is worked towards square leg for one.

39.5 1

Shannon Gabriel to Shakib Al Hasan. Another length delivery outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

39.4 0

Shannon Gabriel to Shakib Al Hasan. Back of a length on middle, Shakib goes back and defends it onto the ground.

39.3 1

Shannon Gabriel to Liton 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.

Summary

West Indies face Bangladesh in a must-win encounter for both sides at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The game between West Indies and Bangladesh will be the 23rd game of CWC 2019 and will be played at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton, Somerset on June 17 (Monday). Both teams have had a similar run in the tournament so far and are on three points each after four games. Both West Indies and Bangladesh have won one, lost twice and had a game abandoned due to rain. But the Caribbean side are ranked sixth owing to their superior run-rate, while Bangladesh are placed in the eighth position. They both began the tournament with a convincing win over Pakistan and  South Africa respectively but has lost the plot since then and a defeat here would mean they are closer to the exit door than the top-four.

 

Jason Holder's men bounced out Pakistan to announce themselves in CWC19. The dominating performance brought resonance with past great teams from the Caribbean, but the current West Indies team has failed to live up to the hype. They showed enough glimpses of the unfulfilled promise in the defeats to Australia and hosts England and will hope to recover soon and deliver against Bangladesh to keep themselves in the fight for the knock-out round.

 

Meanwhile, Bangladesh, led by the brave Mashrafe Mortaza upset heavyweights South Africa in their opening World Cup 2019 clash and made the world sit up and feel their presence. But defeats to New Zealand and hosts England - the latter was a 106-run thrashing - have pushed them to the edges. Another defeat and they may well be heading for the exit. The washed-out game against Sri Lanka - which many felt Bangladesh could have won - hasn't helped them either, despite them getting a single point.

 

Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Jayed.

 

West Indies (From): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Ashley Nurse, Darren Bravo, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach.

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