It is no secret that the tournament has taken a sharp turn so far Meanwhile, the West Indies won the decisive match between the West Indies and Bangladesh in Group 2 today. Accordingly, Bangladesh, who lost all three matches, Bangladesh are almost out of the tournament with the loss .
The Bangladesh captain won the toss today invited to the West Indies to bat first. West Indies scored 142 runs for the loss of 7 wickets at the end of 20 overs.
A quickfire knock from Nicholas Pooran and some late charge by the West Indies batters allows them to post a total of 142/7 in 20 overs. Bangladesh did a decent job with the ball but the fielding let them down quite often. Excellent Partnership for 5th Wicket between Pooran and Chase help them to get 142.
In bowling, Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan and mustafizur rahman shared two wickets each.
Chasing a target of 143, Bangladesh were bowled out for 139 in 20 overs.
Liton das scored 44 runs for Bangladesh while mahmudullah scored 31 runs.
In bowling, Jason Holder, Ravi Rampaul and Akeal Hosein shared one wicket each.
Today’s match was a special one as both teams had to win today’s match to stay in the tournament.
With the West Indies defeating Bangladesh in today’s match, their hopes of regaining the semi-finals of the tournament were somewhat dashed. However, they will have to win both their upcoming matches against Sri Lanka and Australia.
The man of the match was Nicholas Pooran, who scored 40 off 22 balls.
“Definitely a tactical move batting down. Our batting hasn’t clicked so far and we have been chopping and changing. I felt like I had to raise my hand up and perform for the team after Polly left. I have been working very hard. I have been a doing a lot of right things. I hadn’t been doing justice to myself. I have always been positive about my skills and attitude. It’s tough managing all the players. I must commend the guys. It was important (to win today). We didn’t take all our catches, but the energy was good and the belief was always there. Had faith in the experienced bowlers. Akeal has been bowling well for us in the tournament, just felt Chase was not needed on that wicket because back of a length from the pacers was tough to hit. Told him (Russell) the over before, make up your mind whatever you have to defend. He executed, thankful to him. Happy for him. He looks fine, the medical team is assessing him. Even with that injury, walking back to bat and hitting that vital six. We can see why he has been a wonderful leader. We as young players look up to that. We would like to someone like that in the future. At the end of the day, very happy.” – Nicholas Pooran