Bangladesh are in with a real chance to register their first win in the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. After having tasted defeats against Sri Lanka and England, they have managed to restrict the defending champions West Indies to 142/7 in their 20 overs. For much of their quota, it looked like the Men from the Caribbean would end up with many less with what they eventually managed but thanks to Jason Holder and Nicholas Pooran's cameos, the West Indies reached a respectable score.
Although quite a few of the Bangladesh bowlers bowled beautifully to earn their wickets Taskin Ahmed's acrobatic brilliance to save runs for his side, resulted in a wicket for his team. The incident happened in the 13th over immediately after Kieron Pollard walked off retiring himself after a disastrous stay at the wicket lasting 16 balls.
While Roston Chase drove the fourth ball of this Taskin Ahmed over straight down the ground, Taskin got his boot to it after he stretched his right leg out in an attempt to field the ball. However, the deflection from his boot hit the wickets at the non-strikers' end where Russell was caught outside his crease and departed for a duck without facing a ball.
The video was shared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and T20 World Cup on their social media page with the caption, "??? What did we just see?!"
Here is the video:
Cameos from Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder take Windies to 142/7
Despite staring at a low total at one stage, the West Indies batters' power-hitting ability came to the fore towards the end. It needed a couple of special cameos from Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder to take the team to 142/7. While Pooran hit four sixes and a boundary in his 22-ball 40, Holder also smashed a couple in his unbeaten 15. Moreover, Pollard also returned to bat in the final to dispatch the final ball of the innings for a maximum.
Earlier the Men in Maroon have already succumbed to defeats against England and South Africa and must win this fixture to stay alive in the race to the semis.