All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Monday hit his ninth ODI hundred to lead Bangladesh to a 7-wicket win over West Indies in a thrilling game in Taunton and keep his team’s campaign alive in the World Cup 2019.Bangladesh rode on Shakib Al Hasan’s unbeaten 124 off 83 balls to pull off their joint-highest successful run chase in ODIs as they reached the target of 322 in 41.3 overs.They matched their own record of the second highest successful run chase in World Cup history. The Bangla Tigers had made 322 for 4 while chasing 319 against Scotland in Nelson in the 2015 World Cup. This was Bangladesh’s second win of the tournament and also Shakib’s second successive century in this edition.During the course of his innings, Shakib also completed 6000 runs in ODI cricket. He is only the second Bangladeshi cricketer to achieve the feat after Tamim Iqbal and only the fourth player overall to score over 6000 runs and take 250 wickets in the format after Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Jacques Kallis (South Africa) and Shahid Afridi (Pakistan). The No.1 all-rounder in the world though, is the fastest to achieve the double on this list. HIGHLIGHTSA boundary from Liton Das sealed a brilliant seven-wicket win for Bangladesh over West Indies!#RiseOfTheTigers#WIvBAN | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/yp6K2Lvsr9ICC (@ICC) June 17, 2019The win also lifted Bangladesh to fifth on the points table with five points behind Australia, New Zealand, India and England. POINTS TALLYShakib was superbly assisted during the chase by Litton Das (94 not out) as the duo added 189 runs for the unbeaten fourth-wicket partnership to guide Bangladesh to victory. Tamim Iqbal also made a crucial contribution at the top, scoring 48 off 53 balls while fellow opener Soumya Sarkar made 29 off 23 balls.advertisementThe West Indies bowlers once again struggled to take wickets and keep the scoring rate under check on a good batting track in Taunton. Andre Russell and Oshane Thomas struck once each while the rest failed to fire which led to West Indies’ downfall.The Bangladesh fans react to Shakib reaching his second #CWC19 hundred!#CWC19 | #BANvWI pic.twitter.com/1o2pofYkZECricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 17, 2019This was West Indies’ third loss in five matches and it saw them drop down to seventh on the points table.Earlier, West Indies batsman Shai Hope hit a patient 96 while Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer also made half-centuries to help the former champions post a competitive 321-8 from 50 overs after being put into bat.Hope struck only one six and four boundaries in his 121-ball knock while Lewis scored 70 before Hetmeyer smashed a 26-ball 50 and skipper Jason Holder added a quick-fire 33 to boost the West Indies total on a good pitch for batting.The dangerous Chris Gayle departed for a 13-ball duck after Bangladesh won the toss and asked the West Indies to bat first, but Hope and Lewis stitched together a 116-run partnership for the second wicket to lay the platform for a competitive total.Pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers as he claimed three wickets, including those of Hope and Hetmeyer, while Mohammad Saifuddin also finished with three to restrict the Caribbean side.
Kolkata: The Kolkata Zonal Unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized a huge quantity of anesthetic drug Ketamine and arrested six Myanmarese nationals who were detained by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) at Port Blair. According to NCB officials, on Saturday morning an ICG unit from Port Blair informed NCB about some suspicious drug which was being smuggled through Indian waters by some Myanmarese nationals. It was also informed that ICG intercepted the smuggling vessel and brought it to Port Blair. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaNCB officials soon sent a team to Port Blair in the next available flight. During search, the ICG team found 57 gunny bags containing 20 packets having suspicious white crystalline substances. Immediately, all six passengers including the gunny bags were shifted to the ICG vessel. After the NCB officials arrived, the accused persons were handed over along with the seized packets. During field testing, NCB officials came to know that the substance was Ketamine. After weighing, it was found that the accused were smuggling 1,155 kg of the drug from Myanmar to Malaysia.
New Delhi: Samsung is finally bringing its much-anticipated and most-premium smartphone “Galaxy Fold” to India on October 1 — just a month after its global debut in South Korea — highly-placed sources told IANS on Tuesday. The smartphone-cum-tablet “Galaxy Fold” smartphone is likely to be priced between Rs 1.5 lakh-Rs 1.75 lakh in India. It will be sold through select retail outlets and will be available only via pre-book mode, the sources added. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Galaxy Fold will come with exclusive access to specialized customer care services – including one-on-one access to Samsung experts, and a 24/7 support hub online or over the phone. The smartphone was originally set to be released on April 26 but the manufacturer delayed it to fix units that experienced display issues. Galaxy Fold comes with a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display and six cameras. The device has a secondary 4.6-inch screen on the cover of the phone. It opens up with 7.3-inch infinity flex display and when closed, it becomes 4.6 inch display with a 12:9 ratio. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India The premium smartphone is backed by 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB storage. “Galaxy Fold” combines consumers’ favourite smartphone and tablet features to deliver a new kind of experience — from a new form factor and materials to its unique foldable UX, versatile camera and premium performance. “Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold’s revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability. This is what we call innovation of new mobile experience in action,” DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics said in a statement recently. Galaxy Fold is Samsung’s fourth 5G smartphone, following the Galaxy S10, Note 10 and A90, reinforcing its product portfolio for the ultra-fast network.