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Udichi organised a cultural programme on Saturday on the occasion of ‘Barsha Boron Uthshav 2019’ held at the Nazrul Mancha of Bangla Academy. Photo: Chinmoy Chakravorty

Time for Shakib

Time for Shakib

All stars are shining on Shakib at the moment. The ace Bangladesh all-rounder is showing magic with batting alongside doing well with the ball in successive matches in the ongoing ICC World Cup. The situation is like that every time Shakib enters the crease, he mesmerizes the audience with his spontaneous flowery stroke play. Not only is Shakib reaching personal milestones in every match, but he is earning fortune for his team as well.In the 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup, Shakib has been tournament’s best player so far with his brilliant bowling and elegant batting. He is the leading run getter in the tournament with 384 runs after playing four matches. He has played superb knocks of 75, 64, 121 and 124* against South Africa, New Zealand, England and West Indies respectively. Also, a handy haul of five wickets from four games shows what a stunning World Cup he is having.On Monday’s emphatic seven-wicket win over the Windies in Taunton, Shakib yet again made his country proud with his all-round performance. The pivotal win against Windies put Tigers on fifth spot in the table, keeping their semifinals dream of the World Cup very much alive. Bangladesh powered to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib’s brilliant unbeaten 124 clinched a remarkable win after West Indies scored 321. Shakib and Liton Das showed that Windies total was nowhere near enough with their sublime display. Bangladesh won the match with astonishing 51 balls to spare. However, at one stage Tigers were wobbling at 133/3 after 19 overs. Difficult situat...

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