Published: Mon, June 17, 2019
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West Indies vs Bangladesh - Highlights & Stats

West Indies vs Bangladesh - Highlights & Stats

West Indies' fast bowlers started the tournament dismantling top-order batsmen but their effectiveness has waned and the lack of a plan B was ruthlessly exposed here - 55% of all deliveries were short despite Bangladesh playing that length easily.

# Bangladesh's chase of 322 was the second highest successful run chase in World Cup history.

Openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar took the Tigers past 50 in quick time before the partnership ended in the ninth over with the score at 52 on Monday.

The highest chase in the current World Cup prior to the masterclass from Mashrafe's men was New Zealand's 248 against Bangladesh.

Opener Tamim and all-rounder Shakib batted with freedom and without much trouble as they built a 69-run second-wicket partnership but Sheldon Cottrell's spectacular reaction, picking up the ball after it was defended back to him before hitting the striker's stumps, saw Tamim run out for 48.

Shakib finished with 16 fours, while Das bludgeoned eight fours and four sixes.

Lewis' 70 came off 67 balls with six fours and two sixes, while Hetmyer raced to the second fastest half century in World Cup cricket, his 50 coming off 25 balls.

It was the equal fastest 50 in this year's tournament and the third quickest by a West Indies batsman in World Cup history.

Andre Russell is playing for West Indies, which made only one change - Darren Bravo is in for Carlos Brathwaite to shore up the batting after missing out on the loss to England last Friday.

West Indies has won all three of these previous World Cup matchups but Bangladesh has dominated the West Indies in the past year, winning seven of nine games, including the last four.

A towering six from Nicholas Pooran off Mehedi Hasan Miraz left a hole in the roof of one of the Taunton stands.

Windies captain Jason Holder made a short cameo, hitting 33 runs off 15 balls before he fell prey to Saifuddin.

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