The 189-run fourth-wicket stand was built largely on a blueprint of progressive attacking until the 38th over, which began with three sixes off Gabriel, all of them off the back foot from Liton.. By the end of it, the two were doing whatever they wanted. Twenty-four came off that over, this World Cup’s most expensive one, and Bangladesh were 294 for 3. There were no hiccups from there on.
Hope, who barely struck at more than 80, had one more reason to try and bat longer. He didn’t manage it, falling to Mustafizur for 96 off 121 with three overs to spare. West Indies only managed 61 off their last eight overs – Holder said after the match that they were 40-50 short.
Bangladesh 322 for 3 (Shakib 124*, Liton 94*, Tamim 48) beat West Indies 321 for 8 (Hope 96, Lewis 70, Hetmyer 50, Mustafizur 3-59, Saifuddin 3-72) by seven wickets