It was a big achievement for me to finish the match: Liton Das

To withstand in the competition, Bangladesh required nothing short of winning against West Indies, and the Tigers did that valiantly and clinically clearing the target in 41.3 overs.

Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Kumar Das boost an 189 run fourth wicket partnership
Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Kumar Das boost an 189 run fourth wicket partnership. Photo:

Shakib outlined the success story, Liton blazed in the sideline of the show. At the end, the composition glorified Bangladesh in the record of highest run-chase in the stage of World Cup.

Playing his first ever World Cup match gripped his conscientious at first, Liton admitted the fact but also added that with the time, the nervousness diminished.

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“At first, I was very nervous because I was out of game-time for long. Playing today was important because I think when you play a match your nervousness goes away and these things will help me a lot in the coming days,” he said.

The 24-year old reckoned being there to finish a match became the most significant to him.

“At the end of the match, I want to say that I never felt this way. I could never finish any game. It was a big achievement for me as I finished today’s match and that too in a big event like the World Cup,” Liton said.

The fourth wicket partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Kumar Das stood for unbeaten 189 runs. The wicket keeper batsmen jolted how good the understanding was in between partners to ease the way to the win.

“When he was scoring I felt really good, and when I was scoring he also felt really good because when I scored my fifty he came running towards me and gave me a hug,” he added.

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