PLAYER RATINGS: Shakib Al Hasan stars once more in Taunton joy for Bangladesh

The Cricketer runs the rule over the individual performances of the players during Bangladesh's clash with West Indies in the World Cup...


Scorecard Talking Points


Chris Gayle (0 & 0-22) - Played a curious innings and was dismissed after nicking to Mushfiqur off Saifuddin. Couldn't get his feet going and ultimately came to symbolise West Indies' day. 3

Evin Lewis (70) - Was hitting the ball well and hit some glorious strokes through the offside before going for one too many and slicing Shakib to Sabbir Rahman. 6

Shai Hope (96) - Should have recorded a century and will be disappointed that he missed out off a full toss but again was the anchor around whom the other gave it their best with their power hitting. 7.5

Nicholas Pooran (25) - Would have backed himself to make more than 25 before falling to Shakib, particularly the way Hetmyer played. Cannot blame the batsmen today though too much. 5

Darren Bravo (19) - Brought into to the side to prop up the batting but came in down the order given the promotion of the likes of Jason Holder and Andre Russell. Not convincing enough to suggest that Holder will believe his selection is the way forward. 5

Shimron Hetmyer (50) - Again will be disappointed that he did not go on given that he threatened to take West Indies to beyond 350 at one point with his power hitting. It seemed he was creaming everything before Tamim Iqbal took the swirling ball in the outfield. 8

Jason Holder (33 & 0-62) - A decent outing with the bat after promoting himself, but after the ease with which Bangladesh chased it down would have hoped he had stayed in longer. Had his hands tied with Russell's injury in the field but nothing went their way today. 5.5

Andre Russell (0 & 1-42) - Departed for a second-ball duck after nicking behind in a magical over from The Fizz, his legs finally gave way to such an extent that he looked aggrieved to still be involved in the fielding display. Surely his tournament is in doubt. 4

Oshane Thomas (6* & 1-52) - Snared Mushfiqur but was off target far too often today. One to forget for the 22-year-old. 3

Sheldon Cottrell (DNB & 0-65) - Aside from the Roger Harper-esque run out of Tamim Iqbal a fairly poor outing for a man who began this tournament which such a bang. Looked like the bowler most likely to break the Shakib-Litton Das partnership though. 4

Shannon Gabriel (0-78) - For a man of such experience to go at over nine an over and for 78 runs was typical of their day. Struggled throughout and could not penetrate the Bangladesh batsmen's defences. 3


It was a bad day at the office for Jason Holder

Tamim Iqbal (48) - Was unfortunate to be dismissed in the manner that he was after wayward bowling meant the short ball was not a threat. Also showed his skills square of the wicket. Mixed day in the field with one catch taken and one he maybe should have got to. 7

Soumya Sarkar (29)- Was done for pace by Russell after struggling early on but held on well to help dismiss Pooran. 4

Shakib Al Hasan (124* & 2-54) - The man everyone is talking about and why wouldn't you be? A second consecutive World Cup hundred for a man who is fit for every occasion, and who took the key wickets of Lewis and Pooran with dogged bowling of line and length. The best allrounder in the tournament. 9

Mushfiqur Rahim (1) - Kept wicket well especially since it was his catches which dismissed Gayle and Russell but will be gutted it was Liton Das who helped Shakib see Bangladesh over the line after tickling Thomas down the leg side to Hope. 5

Liton Das (94*) - Shared an unbelievable fourth-wicket partnership with Shakib and smashed three consecutive sixes off a Gabriel over on his way to 94 runs. An unbeaten score six short of a hundred, he more than played his part. 7.5

Mahmudullah (DNB & DNB) - Nothing doing for Mahmudullah today apart from a catch to dismiss Holder in a quiet outing for the powerful striker. 5


Mosaddek Hossain (0-36) - Was economical and caused plenty of problenms for West Indies despite being taken for a few boundaries. Worked well in tandem with Hasan. 6

Mohammad Saifuddin (3-72) - As seems to be the way with Saifuddin, he takes wickets but goes for plenty of runs. As it turned out the wickets of Holder, Gayle and Bravo were far more precious than the 72 he went for. 6.5


Liton Das supported Shakib well and nearly completed his century

Mehedi Hasan (0-57) - Deserved a wicket today with the way he bowled but was always an option for Mortaza during the middle overs to try and slow Hetmyer down. 6

Mashrafe Mortaza (0-37) - More like it from the Bangladesh captain after a poor start with the ball in the tournament. The lowest economy of any Bangladesh bowler. 7

Mustafizur Rahman (3-59) - Started off poorly, but then claimed the wickets of Hetmyer and Russell in the same over and his day went from strength to strength from there on in. 7.5

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