ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts as Bangladesh Thumps West Indies

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts as Bangladesh Thumps West Indies


Bangladesh came up with a dominating batting performance against West Indies to chase down the target of 322 runs with ease. The Tigers won the match comfortably by seven wickets and got to the total on the back of fine knock from Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das with 51 balls to spare. Hasan continued his dream form going as he also became the leading run-scorer of the tournament.

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West Indies posted a competitive score of 321 runs after Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Caribbean nation could not get off to a good start as they lost the big wicket of Chris Gayle early. The talisman batsman could not open his account even after facing 13 deliveries.

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Windies bowlers could not get the wickets.

Meanwhile, Evin Lewis and Shai Hope added a fine alliance of 116 runs to keep the Windies innings on track. Lewis scored a good knock of 70 runs from 67 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes to get back into form.

Hope played good innings of 96 runs however, he chewed 121 balls and thus scored his runs at a strike rate below 80. Shimron Hetmyer gave the momentum to the Windies innings as he thwarted 26-ball 50 with the help of four fours and three sixes. However, West Indies could not add the finishing touches. Andre Russell was dismissed without troubling the scorer and continued his poor form.

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts as Bangladesh Thumps West Indies

On the other hand, Bangladesh openers were able to add a 52 runs partnership. But Russell was able to get the better of Soumya Sarkar with a short pitch delivery. Tamim Iqbal was brilliantly run out by Sheldon Cottrell whereas Mushfiqur Rahim was dismissed after he got an edge down the leg-side.

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Shakib Al Hasan once again batted at the top of his game to take the Tigers over the line. Hasan completed his ninth ODI hundred and his second of the World Cup. Litton Das who was drafted into the playing XI scored a fine fifty.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Bangladesh’s win:

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