Shakib Al Hasan blasted his ninth century as Bangladesh defeated West Indies by seven wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at Taunton. (Image credit: Getty Images)
Bangladesh has chosen to bowl against the West Indies in their World Cup clash in Taunton. Liton Das replaces Mohammad Mithun for Bangladesh while for West Indies, Carlos Brathwaite is out and Darren Bravo is in. Chris Gayle fell for 0 but Evin Lewis and Shai Hope stitched a solid partnership in excess of 100. Lewis hit his fourth fifty but Shakib broke the partnership. Shai Hope joined in the proceedings with his 12th fifty. Shimron Hetmyer blasted the joint-fastest fifty off just 25 balls and some massive hits from Jason Holder and Darren Bravo helped West Indies cross 300. However, Shai Hope missed his century and West Indies ended on 321/8. In response, Tamim Iqbal got off to a great start but Shakib Al Hasan continued his great form. He blasted his ninth century and he was given good support by Liton Das, who blasted his third fifty as the 100-run partnership put Bangladesh. Shakib blasted 124 and Liton smashed an unbeaten 94 as Bangladesh won by seven wickets for their joint-second highest chase in World Cups. (SCORECARD)
22:53 hrs IST: Bangladesh have done it. They have defeated the West Indies by seven wickets and they have achieved their joint-second highest chase in World Cups. Shakib with 124 and Liton Das with 94. Brilliant Bangladesh.
22:34 hrs IST: Shakib hits a boundary off Gabriel and the bowler concedes 24 runs in his over. Bangladesh need 28 off 72 balls.
22:29 hrs IST: Shakib blasts a boundary off Cottrell and Liton Das blasts three consecutive sixes off Shannon Gabriel. Bangladesh are just ruising at this moment and they are 288/3, need 34 off 75 balls.
22:23 hrs IST: Shakib blasts yet another boundary straight down the ground and West Indies are utterly deflated. After 36 overs, Bangladesh are 264/3, needing 58 off 84.
22:14 hrs IST: CENTURY! Brilliant from Shakib Al Hasan. He blasts a full ball to deep extra cover and brings up his ninth century and second in this World Cup. Liton Das also notches up his third fifty.
22:07 hrs IST: The 100-run partnership is up between Liton Das and Shakib. Liton upper-cuts a six and Bangladesh are 238/3 after 33 overs.
22:02 hrs IST: Liton Das smashes two fours off Chris Gayle and Bangladesh need less than a 100 to win. After 32 overs, Bangladesh are 228/3.
21:52 hrs IST: Too many extras as Chris Gayle concedes five wides. Shai Hope is having a torrid time. Bangladesh are 210/3 after 30 overs.
21:44 hrs IST: The 200 is up for Bangladesh. Shakib is in top form and Bangladesh are 200/3 in the 29th over.
21:37 hrs IST: Shakib hits two more boundaries off Gabriel and Bangladesh are now on the charge. Bangladesh are 192/3 after 28 overs, needing 130 runs off 132 balls.
21:36 hrs IST: Shakib is striking boundaries and is eyeing a ton. Bangladesh are on top and they are 183/3 in 27.3 overs and the asking rate is just over six.
21:30 hrs IST: Bangladesh continue to make good progress as they reach 172/3 after 26 overs.
21:23 hrs IST: Andre Russell is clearly struggling with his knee injury and he bowls five wides. After 25 overs, Bangladesh are 166/3.
21:14 hrs IST: Liton Das hits a four as Shakib is slowly guiding the innings together. After 23 overs, Bangladesh are 153/3.
21:03 hrs IST: FIFTY! Shakib Al Hasan gets to his 45th fifty. Bangladesh remain in the hunt at 141/3 after 20.3 overs.
20:57 hrs IST: WICKET! Strangled down the leg side. Shortish delivery and going down the leg side, Rahim aims for the leg glance but the ball hits his glove and Shai Hope takes the catch. West Indies are fighting back and Bangladesh are 133/3 after 19 overs.
20:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Cottrell. Full ball on off stump, Tamim drives it back to the bowler but slightly loses his balance and comes out of the crease, Cottrell immediately fires the throw back at the stumps and Tamim is run out. Bangladesh are 121/2 after 18 overs.
20:35 hrs IST: Bangladesh are making smooth progress and are 112/1 after 16 overs.
20:30 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan goes past 6000 runs. Bangladesh are 108/1 after 15 overs.
20:25 hrs IST: The 100 is up and in just the 14th over. Bangladesh are making good progress. After 14 overs, Bangladesh are 103/1.
20:18 hrs IST: Shakib gets a top-edge boundary off Shannon Gabriel and Bangladesh are 89/1 after 12 overs.
20:11 hrs IST: West Indies are leaking boundaries at will and Tamim Iqbal is nearing a fifty. Bangladesh are 81/1 after 11 overs.
20:06 hrs IST: Two fours by Shakib Al Hasan and a boundary by Tamim helps Bangladesh to 70/1 after 10 overs. This is a great start.
19:58 hrs IST: WICKET! Short ball from Russell and Sarkar looks to steer it to widish gully, Gayle moves to his left and takes the catch. After 8.2 overs, Bangladesh are 52/1.
19:53 hrs IST: Tamim and Soumya Sarkar are giving Bangladesh a great start. After seven overs, Bangladesh are 41/0.
19:42 hrs IST: Poor over from Sheldon Cottrell. Soumya Sarkar deposits a short ball to deep midwicket and then glances a full ball for a four. Cottrell follows it up with five wides and after five overs, Bangladesh are 34/0.
19:28 hrs IST: Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar have begun well with a boundary each. After two overs, Bangladesh are 11/0.
18:50 hrs IST: Darren Bravo hits a six but is bowled off the last ball as West Indies end on 321/8 in 50 overs. This is a good total.
18:44 hrs IST: A review for a hit-wicket but Oshane Thomas survives. West Indies are 311/7 after 49 overs.
18:36 hrs IST: Darren Bravo blasts a massive six and it is in the houses beyond the stadium. West Indies are 305/7 after 48 overs.
18:31 hrs IST: Oh dear! Terrible way for Hope to miss out on his century. Mustafizur bowls a low full toss on leg stump, Hope thumps it to the leg side but holds on. Shai Hope gone for 96. West Indies 297/7 after 47 overs.
18:21 hrs IST: Mehidy Hasan concedes just five runs as Bangladesh look to restrict Windies. After 45 overs, West Indies are 289/6.
18:15 hrs IST: WICKET! Big moment this. Saifuddin bowls a full toss and Holder mistimes it to be caught at long off. West Indies are 282/6 in 43.4 overs but the skipper has done his job.
18:13 hrs IST: Massive hit from Holder as he blasts a 105-meter six. He is striking at over 200 and West Indies are 274/5 after 43 overs.
18:08 hrs IST: After five good balls from Mustafizur, Holder blasts a boundary and West Indies are 261/5 after 42 overs.
18:03 hrs IST: Holder gets going with a six and a four off Shakib and West Indies are 254/5 after 41 overs.
17:57 hrs IST: WICKET! Mustafizur removes Dre Russ. Both power-hitters today out for 0. Mustafizur gets a shortish ball to leap outside off and he fends it to Mustafizur for 0. West Indies are 243/5 after 40 overs.
17:55 hrs IST: WICKET! Mustafizur strikes. Hetmyer miscues the lofted shot and Tamim Iqbal takes the catch. Enter Dre Russ. West Indies are 242/4 after 39.3 overs.
17:51 hrs IST: FIFTY! Brilliant from Shimron Hetmyer as he reaches his third fifty off just 25 balls. This is sublime and West Indies are 241/3 after 39.1 overs.
17:49 hrs IST: Mehidy Hasan bowls a tight over but West Indies are on course to reach 350 now. West Indies are 240/3 after 39 overs.
17:47 hrs IST: A massive 104-meter six by Shimron Hetmyer and he is nearing a fifty. West Indies are 234/2 in 38 overs.
17:41 hrs IST: Hetmyer creams a boundary and West Indies are 220/3 after 37 overs.
17:38 hrs IST: SIX, SIX! Two sixes by Shimron Hetmyer and Bangladesh are leaking runs now. After 36 overs, West Indies are 210/3.
17:35 hrs IST: Six, four, five wides. Horror over from Mustafizur Rahman and West Indies are 191/3 after 35 overs.
17:22 hrs IST: Shimron Hetmyer shows his intentions as he clobbers a four off Shakib. West Indies are 170/3 after 33 overs
17:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib gets the breakthrough. Flighted delivery on off stump, Pooran mistimes the slog sweep and holes out to Soumya Sarkar at long on. West Indies 159/3 after 32.2 overs.
17:14 hrs IST: Saifuddin comes back into the attack as Bangladesh aim for more wickets. West Indies are 158/2 in 32 overs.
17:10 hrs IST: West Indies are laying the ideal platform and they are 156/2 after 31 overs.
17:07 hrs IST: Nicholas Pooran deposits Mehidy Hasan over long off for a massive six. It is on the roof. West Indies are 151/2 after 30 overs.
17:02 hrs IST: Hope is now the key as Bangladesh's spinners wheel away. West Indies are 142/2 after 29 overs.
16:57 hrs IST: FIFTY! Aftr Lewis, Hope shows his class by smashing his 12th fifty. He will be the key if West Indies are to reach a big score. West Indies are 133/2 in 27.3 overs.
16:53 hrs IST: Pooran begins aggressively and Hope is nearing his fifty. West Indies are 129/2 after 26 overs.
16:50 hrs IST: SIX AND OUT! Lewis launches Shakib for a big six over deep midwicket but couple of balls later, he holes out to long off to depart for 70 and West Indies are 122/2 after 24.3 overs.
16:45 hrs IST: The partnership is past 100 and West Indies are 114/1 after 24 overs. Lewis 62 and Hope is on 44.
16:39 hrs IST: FIFTY for Evin Lewis! Superb stuff from the left-hander and it is his fourth overall. West Indies are 99/1 after 22.2 overs.
16:36 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack and West Indies are 90/1 after 21 overs.
16:32 hrs IST: The partnership is continuing to frustrate Bangladesh and after 20 overs, West Indies are 86/1.
16:30 hrs IST: Hope smashes a boundary to fine leg as he pulls Mustafizur to the boundary. After 19 overs, West Indies are 82/1.
16:25 hrs IST: Bangladesh are operating with spin at both ends. After 18 overs, West Indies are 75/1.
16:11 hrs IST: Mustafizur is into the attack but Hope and Lewis are on steady. After 15 overs, West Indies are 64/1.
16:05 hrs IST: The fifty-run partnership is up between Lewis and Hope. Mehidy appeals for an LBW and West Indies are 58/1 after 14 overs.
16:01 hrs IST: Brilliant batting from Evin Lewis. Capitalises on a short ball and West Indies are 53/1 after 13 overs.
15:57 hrs IST: Shai Hope and Evin Lewis is making good progress and West Indies are 45/1 after 12 overs.
15:53 hrs IST: Evin Lewis blasts a six down the ground off Mortaza and West Indies are 42/1 after 11 overs.
15:48 hrs IST: Bangladesh introduce spin into the attack and Mehidy Hasan bowls his first over. West Indies are 32/1 after 10 overs.
15:46 hrs IST: Mortaza bowls yet another tight over and West Indies are 30/1 after nine overs.
15:41 hrs IST: Shai Hope creams a boundary to extra cover as West Indies look to rebuild. After eight overs, West Indies are 29/1.
15:36 hrs IST: West Indies are looking to be steady in the powerplay overs after the fall of Gayle. After seven overs, West Indies are 21/1.
15:31 hrs IST: Finally West Indies get going. Saifuddin bowls short and Shai Hope pulls the ball to deep midwicket while Evin Lewis gets going with a sliced square drive. After six overs, West Indies are 18/1.
15:26 hrs IST: Tight lines and lengths from both Mortaza and Saifuddin. West Indies are struggling to cope and are 8/1 after five overs.
15:18 hrs IST: WICKET! Superb stuff from Mohammad Saifuddin and the Universe Boss goes. Good length off-cutter and it breaks away outside off, Gayle gets an outside edge and Rahim dives to his left to take the catch. Gayle out for 0. West Indies are 6/1 after 3.2 overs.
15:11 hrs IST: Another tight over, this time from Mohammad Saifuddin. Gayle has consumed 11 balls but he is still not off the mark. After two overs, West Indies are 2/0.
15:06 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Mashrafe Mortaza opens the bowling and gets some swing to beat the outside edge of Gayle a couple of times. After the first over, West Indies are 0/0.
14:38 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both games
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman
14:35 hrs IST: Bangladesh has chosen to bowl against West Indies. Mohammad Mithun is not playing while Liton Das is in for Bangladesh. For West Indies, Darren Bravo replaces Carlos Brathwaite.
14:19 hrs IST: Bangladesh are one of the Asian nations apart from India who have had a relatively good showing in the ICC Cricket World Cup. With Pakistan losing heavily to India, the onus is on Bangladesh to ensure that they avoid a slip-up to the West Indies. The weather in Taunton is fine and rain is not expected to play a part.