Published: Tue, June 25, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Bangladesh keep hopes alive as Shakib Al Hasan sinks Afghanistan

Bangladesh keep hopes alive as Shakib Al Hasan sinks Afghanistan

The all-rounder also reached another milestone as he became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score 1000 runs in World Cup cricket.

Here is a look at some of the record broken, set and achieved by Shakib Al Hasan in the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan match.

Shakib became only the second player, after India's Yuvraj Singh, to score a 50 and take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match.

Taking wickets in three different spells, Shakib was the key contributor with the ball as Afghanistan were dismissed for 200, their seventh-straight loss in the tournament.

Bangladesh move to within a point of England, who now occupy the fourth and final qualification spot - the tournament hosts are in action against Australia, at Lord's, on Tuesday, live on Sky Sports.

The spin-bowling all-rounder, however, refused to rate his performance against Afghanistan which kept their semi-final hopes alive.

Bangladesh face former champions India and Pakistan in their next two matches and Shakib wants the team not to lose their focus.

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Against Afghanistan, the plan was to bat full 50 overs on Hampshire Bowl's slow wicket and post a total around 240, he said.

Gulbadin Naib's team have lost all seven of their matches, leaving with two games to avoid finishing the tournament without a single point.

Shakib's 51 took him to 476 runs in the tournament, while Mushfiqur top-scored with 83 from 87 balls.

But Liton fell for 16 in the next over after being fooled into a miscued drive by spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who finished with 3-39.

Liton was promoted ahead of Soumya Sarkar to open along with Tamim for Bangladesh, with the pair managing a brisk 23 from the first four overs. The 32-year-old has been in exceptional form in the World Cup so far and he has proven to be a vital cog in the team's batting lineup.

Tamim and Shakib put on their fourth successive fifty partnership in one-day internationals. With 5 points in 6 matches, Bangladesh are at the sixth spot in ICC World Cup 2019 Points Table while Afghanistan is at the bottom.

Shakib was unable to turn his solid start into another century however, with Rahman pinning him lbw to leave Bangladesh on 143-3 in the 30th over.

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