Bangladesh’s successful run-chase against West Indies at the World Cup on Monday was aided by a calm and confident dressing-room atmosphere that the players were able to replicate on the pitch, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has said.
Shakib scored his second century in a row as Bangladesh pulled off the second highest successful run-chase in the tournament’s history to beat twice champions West Indies by seven wickets.
Sent in to bat first, the West Indies set a target of 322.
But Shakib, who scored an unbeaten 124 off 99 deliveries, and Liton Das, who smashed 94 not out, guided Bangladesh home with 51 balls to spare.
“At the end of the first innings, we thought it would be tough, but everyone was comfortable and chilling,” Shakib, who scored 121 against England in his last innings, told reporters.