TAUNTON: Bangladesh powered to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan´s brilliant century clinched a remarkable seven-wicket win over the West Indies on Monday.
Shakib blasted 124 from 99 balls and Linton Das hit a superb 94 from 69 deliveries to lead Bangladesh to 322-3 with 8.3 overs to spare at Taunton.
Bangladesh´s highest one-day international run chase put them behind only Ireland´s 329-7 against England in 2011 in the history of successful World Cup chases.
“Shakib Al Hasan has made it in this World Cup now. In every match he´s doing something that´s exceptional and let´s hope it continues for the team,” Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said.
“Liton Das normally opens or bats at number three but he´s coped with moving down the order and he´s delivered the goods.”