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Shakib, Fizzs specials in vain, Bangladesh knocked out

Kriralok Desk:

Mustafizur Rahman’s 5 wicket haul and Shakib Al Hasan’s 66 and 1/41 are totally in vain as India defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs and Bangladesh have been knocked out from the world cup.

Cutter master Mustafizur Rahman claimed 5-59 to restrict India to 314-9 in the side’s eighth game of the World Cup at Edgbaston on Tuesday.

The fate of Bangladesh was made when Tamim Iqbal missed the catch of Rohit Sharma when he was on just 9. Getting the life he didn’t make any mistake and made his fourth century in this world cup. He scored 104 runs from 92 balls, while he hit 5 sixes and 7 fours.

His fellow opener KL Rahul chipped-in-with 92 ball-77, hitting six fours and one six. Rishab Pant made 48 off 41 while MS Dhoni scored 35 off 33.

In the target of 315 in the must win game Bangladesh just managed to score 286 runs in 48 overs, 28 runs short from the par score. The defeat ensured their farewell from the tournament. World No. 1 all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored 66 runs. But his effort was in vain as the openers could not secure their reputaion, Tamim was gone on just 22 runs. Another tiger opener Soumya Sarker was out at 33. Later it was Saifuddin who was showing hope Bangladesh. But lack of partners he could not ensure the win hitting a half century in the non-strike end.

Skipper Mashrafe made the greatest mistake. He hit a six but in the next ball was caught behind. But he should have provide strike Saif rather than hitting.

As a result Bangladesh had to pay the charge with 28 runs defeat. Saifuddin was not out with 51 runs from 38 balls. Jaspreet Bumrah took 4 wickets for 55 runs.

The defeat knocked Bangladesh out of the tournament. After 8 matches they are in 7th position with 7 points. England are in the 4th place with 10 points. So Bangladesh have no chance for semis.