Bangladesh beat West Indies by seven wickets with over 50 balls to spare in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match at Taunton on Monday. The West Indies had a forgettable day on the field as they suffered a batting collapse just when it looked like they would post a mammoth total on the board, it was then followed with some not-so-impressive bowling and poor efforts on the field and to make matters worse, one of their star players Andre Russell was seen limping on the field. However, despite having an ordinary day on the field, there was one moment which stood out for them and was arguably was also the best moment of the day which involved Sheldon Cottrell. He affected a brilliant run out of a dangerous looking Tamim Iqbal for 48.
Yes, you have heard it right. The same Sheldon Cottrell who had taken an incredibly unbelievable catch against Australia to get rid off Steve Smith which was arguably the best catch of this World Cup. In case you have forgotten it, then here's the video of that spectacular catch.
Coming back to Tamim's run out. The Bangladeshi opener was smashing the Caribbean bowlers to all parts of the ground. After he lost his opening partner Soumya Sarkar, the swashbuckling southpaw was involved in a 69-run stand with Shakib-Al-Hasan for the second wicket and just when he looked set for a big innings, his stay at the crease ended in a rather unfortunate manner.
In the 18th over which was bowled by Cottrell , Tamim hit one straight back to the bowler and set off for a run. However, Cottrell fielded the ball well with his left hand and threw it back to the keeper's end. Tamim made an effort to dive as the bowler's throw had hit the bull's eye. An appeal was made by the players and the matter was taken to the third umpire where the replays showed that the Bangladeshi opening batsman was short of his ground.
Watch the video of Sheldon Cottrell's brilliant athleticism here.
Here's what the netizens had to say about the big man's brilliance.