Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan spoke about his match-winning knock against West Indies. Shakib guided Bangladesh to their second win of ICC World Cup 2019.
Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das celebrate win over West Indies. (Reuters Photo)
- Shakib Al Hasan scored his second century of World Cup 2019 to help Bangladesh beat West Indies
- Shakib also became the fastest player overall to score over 6000 runs and take 250 wickets in ODI
- Shakib Al Hasan overtook Australia’s captain Aaron Finch to become the leading run-getter of World Cup 2019
Shakib Al Hasan on Monday scored a blistering 124 off 99 balls to guide Bangladesh to an emphatic 7-wicket win over West Indies in a high-scoring ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at Taunton.
Liton Das (94 not out) forged a brilliant partnership with Shakib as the duo added 189 runs for the fourth-wicket to guide Bangladesh to their highest successful run chase in ODIs.
Shakib also completed 6000 runs in ODI cricket and became only the fourth player overall to score over 6000 runs and take 250 wickets in the format after Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Jacques Kallis (South Africa) and Shahid Afridi (Pakistan).
“It feels great. To stay at the wicket till the end was the most satisfying thing. I have been working on batting for the last one and a half months, and it has paid off. At the end of the first innings, we believed that if we bat well we can win,” Man of the Match winner Shakib Al Hasan said during the post-match interview. POINTS TALLY
Shakib thanked the fans for their magnificent support throughout the World Cup and hoped for their support in the upcoming matches.
“I hope the fans will keep supporting us, and they have been magnificent throughout the World Cup,” Shakib said. Shakib Al Hasan overtook Australia’s captain Aaron Finch to become the leading run-getter of the tournament.
Shakib admitted that West Indies batsmen had posted a reasonable total. He also went on to add that him batting on No. 3 spot, earned him more opportunities and more time in the middle.
“It was a reasonable total posted by the West Indies. Not sure why I backed myself for the No. 3 spot (laughs), but I thought if I batted at 3 I will get more opportunities and more time in the middle.”
Shakib believes Bangladesh need to bring their A-game against Australia, who are at the top of their form, when they face 5-time World Champions on June 20 in Nottingham. Also See: