Cricket: Bangladesh's Shakib tops World Cup run chart

By AFP: Tuesday, June 25th 2019 at 00:05 GMT +3 | Sports
The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 24, 2019 Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan in action as Afghanistan's Ikram Alikhil reacts Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan became the leading run scorer in this year's World Cup so far as he made a confident start in yesterday's match against minnows Afghanistan. Shakib's unbeaten 31 took him to 456 runs in the tournament, while Mushfiqur Rahim was six not out in Bangladesh's 95-2 after 20 overs in Southampton. Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib won the toss and elected to bowl first after the start of play was delayed 10 minutes by light rain. 

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