Bangladesh hand West Indies a seven-wicket hiding

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West Indies Chris Gayle reacts after making an unsuccessful wicket appeal

Bangladesh hero Shakib Al Hasan called his side's seven-wicket victory over West Indies "one of the best" wins and insisted his side are now ready to spring an upset on heavyweights Australia on Friday.

Set 322 to win by West Indies, Bangladesh produced the highest successful run chase of the tournament so far but Shakib said his side had belief all along they could win.

At the end, left-hander Shakib, batting at three, plundered a 99-ball 124 not out, while Liton Das laced 94 not out from only 69 deliveries.

Following through down the wicket after the opener had followed a defensive push down the wicket, the left-handed quickie swooped on the ball and, in one fluid motion, knocked back the batsman's middle stump with Tamim diving unsuccessfully to make his ground.

'Now the coaching staff is so calm that they don't allow us to panic. "It was the best part of the chase", he said. Since it has been a common expression on social media that Liton is still batting not out from that innings.

Russell and Thomas claimed one wicket each.

"I was a bit nervous as this was my first match in the World Cup". As they have failed to play the game.

Only Soumya Sarkar fell to a short ball in the game and that not because he wanted to save his body but was looking for an opportunity to hit a boundary over the top of the slip cordon.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, moved up to fifth place on five points, with games against the unfancied Afghans and the disappointing Pakistanis among the four matches left to play. But the way he handled the pressure was brilliant.

"We could have been more disciplined with the ball and we also let ourselves down in the field. If I bat at 5, I will get in at the 30th over or something and that's not ideal for me honestly".

"Shakib Al Hasan has made it in this World Cup now". Each time he's batted, Shakib has reached 50. For a man sidelined with injury earlier this year, the hard work is paying rich dividends.

"We have a chance to go through but we have to win all of our matches", Mashrafe said. "Mehidy contributed with the ball and as did I", shared Shakib. They've played us now five times in the recent past and have beaten us every time. So it's been helping me a lot. He was patient throughout the innings.

They have still few tough matches waiting, most notably against Australia on Thursday in Nottingham, but after a big chase against West Indies, they will also go into the match confident. He has also authored two cricket-related books. A sports journalist since 2005, he has served as Sports Editor of the Times of India Digital and Editor of Cricbuzz, Cricketnext and IBN Sports, apart from almost five years working for ESPNCricinfo.

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