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LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Day 19 of the Cricket World Cup (all times local):
Bangladesh achieved the second highest run chase in Cricket World Cup history and pushed the West Indies close to elimination in a comfortable seven-wicket victory.
When the West Indies surged to post 321-8, it knew every team making 300-plus batting first had won in this World Cup. Eight times out of eight.
But Bangladesh treated the fact like fluff on a shirt, flicking it off, as it reached 322-3 to win with 51 balls to spare.
Shakib Al Hasan starred in the comeback with 124 not out, his second successive century in the tournament, and Liton Das added 94 not out in his World Cup debut. They combined for an unbeaten 189 in 22.3 overs.
Bangladesh's second precious win in five matches lifted it into the top half of the standings.
The deflated West Indies, however, dropped to one win in five, and a hard road ahead against New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to reach the semifinals for the time in 23 years.
Three names keep coming into conversations now with weather having a bigger impact than ever on the Cricket World Cup.
In the games that are impacted by rain, the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method comes into play to try to revise targets for the teams batting second.
Gulbadin Naib's Afghanistan squad is the least experienced of the 10 in this World Cup, particularly when it comes to rain interruptions.
Naib was asked if he'd figured out the DLS system.
"It's very difficult," he admitted on the eve of his match against England. "I have no answer."
When it starts raining, teams, fans and officials go looking for the DLS charts that break down the equation. The revised targets are based on a combination of factors including the strike rates of the team batting first, the number of wickets down for both teams, and the number of overs lost to rain.
For some it all makes perfect sense, for others it's as clear as mud.
Four games have been washed out and another two shortened because of rain interruptions in the first 18 days of the tournament.
West Indies amassed 321-8 against Bangladesh at Taunton despite Chris Gayle and Andre Russell both getting out for ducks.
Shai Hope, who came in after Gayle's 13-ball duck in the fourth over, played the anchor role brilliantly in scoring 96 from 121 balls, and allowing his teammates to smash the ball.
After a cautious start, West Indies was 151-2 after 30 overs and on track for a total under 300 in Taunton's small confines.
Opener Evin Lewis combined with Hope in producing the West Indies' first century partnership of the tournament in their fifth match, 116.
Lewis was out for 70 while upping the run rate, Shimron Hetmyer cracked 50 off 26 balls, and captain Jason Holder smacked 33 off 15 in his 100th ODI.
Hope crawled into the 90s in the 46th over and departed in the next over, holing out to deep backward square, giving Mustafizur Rahman a third wicket.
Mohammad Saifuddin also took three wickets, starting with Gayle and finishing with Darren Bravo on the last ball.
West Indies was 122-2 against Bangladesh after 25 overs in Taunton, having just lost opener Evin Lewis for 70.
Lewis had launched into Shakib Al Hasan, taking 20 from nine deliveries by the left-arm spinner. Lewis tried to hit Shakib for a second six in three balls, but sliced an easy catch to long off.
Lewis reached his first one-day international fifty in 15 months, but West Indies would have been counting on three figures, so set and patient was he.
His departure broke a partnership of 116 with Shai Hope, who was on 44 from 67 balls.
Chris Gayle was out for a 13-ball duck in the fourth over, edging behind a neat delivery by Mohammad Saifuddin and caught low by a diving Mushfiqur Rahim.
Gayle has two ducks in World Cups, and both have been against Bangladesh.
England opener Jason Roy will miss the team's next two group games at the Cricket World Cup after a scan confirmed he tore a hamstring muscle against West Indies on Friday.
England says Roy will not play against Afghanistan on Tuesday or Sri Lanka on Friday, and he will be "reassessed on an ongoing basis this week."
There was better news about captain Eoin Morgan, who left the field against the Windies because of a back spasm. England said the spasm has "settled down and will be monitored" ahead of the match against Afghanistan in Manchester.
James Vince is likely to come in for Roy this week.
England, the host nation and top-ranked team, has won three of its first four group games.
Bangladesh has won the toss and chosen to bowl first against the West Indies at Taunton.
Andre Russell is playing for West Indies, which made only one change: Darren Bravo is in for Carlos Brathwaite to shore up the batting after missing out on the loss to England last Friday. Bravo, however, has batted only once and made a four-ball duck.
Bangladesh also made only one change for its first match in nine days, bringing Liton Das into the middle order for his first appearance in this World Cup for Mohammad Mithun, who has averaged only 15.66 in three innings.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (captain), Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman.
Taunton is mainly cloudy and dry and the West Indies-Bangladesh match in the Cricket World Cup should play out without interruption on Monday.
West Indies has won all three of these previous World Cup matchups but Bangladesh has dominated the West Indies in the past year, winning seven of nine games, including the last four.
West Indies was waiting on allrounder Andre Russell's availability until the last possible moment. His creaky knees limited him to bowling just two overs on Friday in the loss to England.
Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is fit to play after straining his left thigh while scoring a century against England nine days ago. He needs 23 more runs to become the second Bangladesh player to score 6,000 one-day international runs, after Tamim Iqbal (6,695).