Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza says they can make the semi-finals of the World Cup but will have to win their remaining four matches. Mortaza made the claim after guiding his side to a memorable seven-wicket win over West Indies at Taunton, and also paid tribute to man-of-the match Shakib Al Hasan.
Shakib scored a sublime 124 runs as the Tigers pulled off the second highest chase in World Cup history after being set 322 for victory. “We have a chance to go through but we have to win all of our matches,” the skipper said. “Shakib has made it in this World Cup.
In every match he’s doing something exceptional and let’s hope it continues.” Shakib was happy with his own performance but says there are aspects of his game he needs to improve on. “I have been working on my batting for the last month and it has been paying off,” he said.
“I need to contribute with the ball as well. I am doing OK but I can get better.” West Indies captain Jason Holder said: “We were probably 40-50 runs short. The wicket played really well but we could have been more disciplined with the ball and we let ourselves down in the field as well.”