West Indies, Bangladesh

West Indies posted a competitive score of 321 runs after Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Men in Maroon didn’t get off to a good start as Chris Gayle was dismissed by Mohammad Saifuddin without troubling the scorers. Gayle was kept quiet by the Bangladesh opening bowlers and looked reckless at the crease.

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Evin Lewis and Shai Hope struggled to get going in the initial phase however both batsmen were able to find their touch. Lewis and Hope worked the ball into the gaps and found their runs at a decent rate. The left-hander, Lewis who was struggling to get going in the earlier matches scored a fine knock of 70 runs with the help of six fours and two sixes.

Evin Lewis

West Indies has put a competitive score.

However, the southpaw’s knock was put paid by Shakib Al Hasan when he could not time a slog and found Sabbir Rahman at mid-off. Lewis and Shai Hope added a fine alliance of 116 runs for the second wicket.

Nicholas Pooran looked during his knock of 25 runs but the southpaw batsman could not convert his start into a big score as he was taken by Soumya Sarkar off the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan.

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts as West Indies Post 321 Runs Against Bangladesh
Shimron Hetmyer. Credits: Windies Twitter.

Hetmyer played a fine knock.

The impetus to Windies innings was given by Shimron Hetmyer as the southpaw batsman scored a sublime fifty off just 25 balls. But the left-hander was soon dismissed after completing his personal milestone when Tamim Iqbal took a good catch while running in. Mustafizur Rahman provided another big breakthrough as dangerman Andre Russell was dismissed for a duck.

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Jason Holder continued to impress with the bat as he scored 15-ball 33 to boost West Indies total. On the other hand, Shai Hope batted throughout the innings to score a brilliant knock of 96 runs.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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