World Cup 2019: Shakib, Liton shine as Bangladesh beats West Indies by seven wickets

Shakib blasted 124 from 99 balls and Liton Das hit a superb 94 from 69 deliveries to lead Bangladesh to 322-3 with 8.3 overs to spare in Taunton.

Bangladesh's joint highest one-day international run chase put it behind only Ireland's 329-7 against England in 2011 in the history of successful World Cup chases.   -  getty images

Shakib Al Hasan's brilliant century clinched a memorable seven-wicket win over the West Indies in Taunton on Monday.

Shakib blasted 124 from 99 balls and Liton Das hit a superb 94 from 69 deliveries to lead Bangladesh to 322-3 with 8.3 overs to spare in Taunton.

Bangladesh's joint highest one-day international run chase put it behind only Ireland's 329-7 against England in 2011 in the history of successful World Cup chases.

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Opener Tamim Iqbal paved the way in the chase with six fours in his 53-ball innings of 48 before being superbly run out by Sheldon Cottrell.

Tamim, who hit over 30 for the first time in the tournament, and Soumya Sarkar had taken the score to 50 in the ninth over.

But Soumya was dismissed for 29 when he scooped Andre Russell to Chris Gayle in the slips.

There were huge cheers from the Bangladesh fans around the ground when Shakib became just the second player to score 6,000 career ODI runs for the Tigers.

After reaching his fifth successive ODI 50, Shakib — who scored 121 against England earlier in the tournament —took command with a scintillating innings that climaxed when he stroked a boundary to reach his century.

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Shai raises hope

Earlier, Shai Hope's 96 and the joint-fastest fifty of the tournament from Shimron Hetmyer helped the Windies reach 321-8.

The Windies couldn't be contained in the second half of the innings as Hope laid the foundations for his country's fourth highest World Cup score with a resolute 121-ball innings.

Hitting around Hope, Evin Lewis made 70 from 67 balls before Hetmyer smashed 50 in 26 balls, featuring four fours and three sixes.

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Quick-fire Hetmyer

It was the equal fastest 50 in this year's tournament and the third quickest by a West Indies batsman in World Cup history.

West Indies opener Gayle was expected to wreak havoc in the tournament, but the big-hitting 39-year-old has only managed scores of 50, 21 and 36.

Once again Gayle looked out of sorts and he went 12 balls without scoring before dangling his bat limply at Mohammad Saifuddin's seaming delivery on the 13th, with the edge held low down by wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim.

Lewis kept grinding away and reached his first World Cup fifty from 58 balls.

Lewis's partnership of 116 with Hope was the West Indies' first century stand of the World Cup.

Skipper Jason Holder's 33 from 15 balls -- including four fours and two sixes -- filled in admirably for Hetmyer to ensure the Windies went past 300.

Both the West Indies and Bangladesh have won one of their four group matches, with two defeats and one no result apiece.

Mashrafe Mortaza's side remains in with a chance of reaching the semifinals after its second win in five matches.