There is absolutely no stopping Shakib Al Hasan in the ongoing World Cup. The Bangladesh allrounder is looking like a man on a mission in the tournament. Perhaps playing his last World Cup, Shakib Al Hasan is making a mark with both bat and ball consistently. On Monday, he starred once again, putting up another sizzling all-round display as Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 runs in a crucial clash at Southampton.
After Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bowl first, Bangladesh lost Liton Das cheaply. But before they could make further inroads in the game, Shakib Al Hasan along with Tamim Iqbal added 59 runs for the second wicket to steady the ship. The ace allrounder then added 61 runs with Mushfiqur Rahim before being dismissed by Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Prior to his departure, he scored 51 runs. It was his fifth 50-plus score in six outings in the tournament. Before his latest outing, Shakib had already scored two centuries and two fifties. Mushfiqur also slammed a hard fought fifty on a tough pitch as Bangladesh piled up a competitive 262 for 7 in 50 overs.
In reply, Afghanistan started well before Shakib made his presence felt again. Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah added 49 runs for the first wicket before Shakib dismissed the latter. The left-arm spinner then accounted for Naib, Mohammad Nabi and Asghar Afghan to leave Afghanistan reeling at 117 for 5 from 104 for 2.
That's a wrap!
— ICC (@ICC) June 24, 2019
He went on to dismiss Najibullah Zadran to complete his five-wicket haul. In the process, he became just the second player in the history to score 50 and take a 5-wicket haul in a World Cup match. The first player to achieve the feat was Yuvraj Singh. The former India player had achieved the feat against Ireland in 2011 World Cup. Yuvraj had scored an unbeaten 50 in addition to picking up a five-wicket haul.