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Bangladesh flogs West Indies

A bril­liant un­beat­en cen­tu­ry from all­rounder Shak­ib Al Hasan steered Bangladesh to a com­mand­ing sev­en-wick­et vic­to­ry over the West In­dies at Taunton on Mon­day, a re­sult which means the re­gion­al side will now be hard­pressed make it to the next phase of the 2019 ICC World Cup.

Al Hasan hit a mas­ter­ful 124 not out and had an able part­ner in Liton Das as Bangladesh, chas­ing a record 322 for vic­to­ry, got there with al­most 10 overs to spare. This was the sec­ond high­est run chase in World Cup his­to­ry

Russell, Gabriel injured as Windies crushed

Open­er Joe Root scored a fine un­beat­en cen­tu­ry to steer Eng­land to a crush­ing eight-wick­et vic­to­ry over the West In­dies in their ICC 2019 World Cup match at Southamp­ton, a re­sult which makes the Windies' road to the last four very rocky from here.

Root hit 11 fours off 100 balls as Eng­land, chas­ing a mod­est 213 for vic­to­ry, got there with 17 overs to spare to pile on the pres­sure for Windies skip­per Ja­son Hold­er and his team, who will now have to win their re­main­ing five match­es to have a chance of get­ting to the play­off phase.

Bachan wins Open 10 Ball Tobago tourney

For­mer na­tion­al cham­pi­on Clint Bachan came out of re­tire­ment for the re­cent Na­tion­al qual­i­fiers and proved that class is per­ma­nent in win­ning the re­cent Open In­vi­ta­tion­al 10 ball tour­na­ment in To­ba­go on Tues­day evening.

Bachan, who hails from Ca­roni in cen­tral Trinidad, beat Vishaal Singh in the race to three fi­nal to lift the tro­phy and the $2,000 cash prize.

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