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Tigers outplay Windies by 7 wickets

Shakib-Liton stand keeps Bangladesh semifinal hope alive

Tigers outplay Windies by 7 wickets

A brilliant 189-run partnership between Shakib and Liton Das took Bangladesh to reach the target at 41.3 over with 51 balls remained to play.

Shakib batted 124 off 99 with 16 boundary shots while Liton Das played 94 off 69 with eight boundaries and four sixes hit.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 in World Cup 2019 in County ground, Taunton on Monday.

Shakib al Hasan is fighting 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.