Twitter Reactions: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar’s ally guides Bangladesh to an easy win
The Bangladesh fans were delighted after this win and were all over Twitter expressing their joy.
Updated - May 7, 2019 11:41 pm
Most of the teams have begun their preparations for World Cup 2019. Bangladesh has begun the build-up to the mega event with the tri-series against Windies and Ireland. It was an excellent outing for the Bangla Tigers and they’ve registered one of the most handsome victories possible. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar batted brilliantly on the night. The openers did most of the scoring for Bangladesh.
With the ball, it was the captain Mashrafe Mortaza who was the best for his team. He led from the front by picking up three wickets and put his team ahead in the race. Bangladesh ticked a lot of boxes in this match and beating a team like Windies, who were terrific in the last game against Ireland and that would give them a lot of confidence going ahead.
Shai Hope is the man, once again, for Windies
In the last few months, Shai Hope has been one of the most consistent performers for Windies. He scored 170 runs in the last game against Ireland and it was no different this time either. Hope carried the burden of the entire innings almost single-handedly in Dublin. The batting team has tinkered around with the playing eleven and batting in this game in order to give all the players a chance. Sunil Ambris, the other opener, scored 38 runs before he got out.
While Darren Bravo failed to make an impact, Roston Chase registered his maiden ODI fifty and played the perfect partner for Hope. The wicketkeeper-batsman went on to register his sixth ODI century, fourth in the last eight games and the second consecutive one. But both these batsmen got out within the 45th over and there weren’t any notable performances from the other batsmen. On a good batting surface, Windies could only get to 261/9 in 50 overs.
Tamim Iqbal, Sarkar, Shakib steer Bangladesh to a win
The Bangladesh openers were exceptional in this encounter. They added 144 runs for the opening wicket before Soumya Sarkar was dismissed for 73 runs. Tamim Iqbal also couldn’t make the best utilisation of his start and failed to get to the triple digits. The left-hander got out for 80 runs which was quite disappointing.
However, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahman were too good to take the team through. While the left-hander was unbeaten on 61, Mushfiqur scored 32 runs as their team won the match by 8 wickets. The Bangladesh fans were delighted after this win and were all over Twitter expressing their joy. They hoped that the team continues to play this way heading into the World Cup.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to Bangladesh’s win:
— Imran Hasan (@Imranhasan02) May 7, 2019
— Sadettin Kopek (@emranakaemzy) May 7, 2019
100+ pships at Castle Avenue (ODI):
365 – John Campbell / Shai Hope (v IRE 2019)
188 – Mohammad Hafeez / Asad Shafiq (v IRE 2013)
136 – Tamim Iqbal / Sabbir Rahman (v NZ 2017)
133 – Tom Latham / Neil Broom (v BAN 2017)
107* – Tamim Iqbal / Soumya Sarkar (v WI 2019)#BANvWI
— Cricket Afridi (@CktAfridi37) May 7, 2019
Quickest to reach sixth ODI 100 for the West Indies…
47 – Shai Hope
61 – Viv Richards
65 – Gordon Greenidge
73 – Desmond Haynes
77 – Chris Gayle
90 – Brian Lara#WIvBan
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 7, 2019
— OptaJim (@OptaJim) May 7, 2019
We'll done bangladesh tigers..great Start.. Congratulations 💖💖💖🇧🇩🇧🇩 #WIvBAN
— Beplob Ahmed (@ahmed_beplob) May 7, 2019
This is Bangladesh's 12th ODI win over West Indies, all of them have come in the last 22 matches.
Apart from Zimbabwe, this is the highest number of Bangladesh's win against any team. #WIvBAN
— chowdri Ali Hamza (@iamalihamxa) May 7, 2019
So comfortable victory in the end. 😌 Shakib is my Man of the Match. 💪 #WIvBAN
— Naim (@NisSleeping) May 7, 2019
Would have liked to see Mithun promoted to finish off the game; still believe there are better options than him to play in the important #5 spot but would be glad if he proves me wrong & goes on to score big in the #CWC19. #CWC #WIvBAN #BANvWI #BANvWIN #RiseOfTheTigers #Tigers🇧🇩
— Ahnaf (@Fareen21) May 7, 2019