Outlook – Shakib Al Hasan was a class above for Bangladesh this ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup – and captain Mashrafe Mortaza couldn’t help but feel sorry for his record-breaking all-rounder.

Summary

  • Shakib Al Hasan was a class above for Bangladesh this ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup – and captain Mashrafe Mortaza couldn’t help but feel sorry for his record-breaking all-rounder.
  • The Tigers bowed out of the competition with defeat to Pakistan but there was still time for Shakib to shine at Lord’s, his 64 a record-equalling seventh 50+ score in eight matches this tournament.
  • Throw in the 11 wickets Shakib Al Hasan took with the ball and it’s far from surprising that the captain declared the performance as up there with the very best – despite missing out on a place in the semi-finals.
  • Bangladesh already knew their fate before the 94-run loss at Lord’s, with Imam Ul-Haq’s century and a stunning six-wicket haul for Shaheen Shah Afridi sealing an impressive Pakistan win.
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