(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A superb unbeaten century from Shakib al Hasan has propelled Bangladesh to a famous win over West Indiesat Taunton.
Having posted 321, built around 96 from Shai Hope and 70 from Evin Lewis, the men from the Caribbean were modest favourites at the halfway.
Bangladesh had won the toss and bowled, but could not restrict the West Indies on a small-ish ground.
It meant that the Asian side needed their joint highest ODI chase to win the day.
A handy opening stand from Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar set the Tigers on their way, before Shakib Al Hasan guided them home with a wonderful knock.
He found able support in Liton Das, who made 94*.
“We let ourselves down,” said West Indies skipper Jason Holder of a bowling performance that was erratic, and exacerbated by listless fielding.