Bangladesh look to wrap up series in Guyana

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:57, Jul 24,2018 | Updated: 23:45, Jul 24,2018


Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan returns to the pavilion after being dismissed for 97 runs during their first one-day international match against West Indies in Guyana on Sunday. — AFP photo

Ace Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan on Tuesday said that their target would be wrapping up the three-match series against West Indies today in Guyana, where they found the surface relatively suitable for Bangladeshi players.

Bangladesh registered a commendable 48-run win in the first-match and repeat of success in the second match would give them their first series win in overseas after nine years.  

Sakib, who made 97 off 121 deliveries in the first match, said they must not wait for the third match in St Kitts where the condition might not favour Bangladesh as it did in Guyana. 

‘Even before coming here, we knew that Guyana wicket would be spin-friendly. It looks very familiar to our wicket in Bangladesh. So it’s a positive thing for us,’ Sakib told reporters in Guyana.

‘The St Kitts ground is small and the wicket is batting friendly, which often produces high-scoring match. They [West Indies] may have some advantage there so we will try our best to do well here [Guyana],’ he added.

Bangladesh also won their only other match in Guyana in World Cup 2007 against South Africa.

‘We played two matches here and the results came in our way,’ said Sakib, one of the four Bangladeshi players to play both the matches in Guyana.  

The second match is scheduled to start at 12.30am [Thursday] and will be televised live at GTV and Channel 9.


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