Bangladesh hoping to wrap-up series
by Asher Wilson

Event:West Indies in Bangladesh 2012/13

DateLine: 6th December 2012


Bangladesh v West Indies
4th ODI 2012
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A fighting comeback effort by West Indies has ensured that their ODI series against Bangladesh remains alive. A similar effort will be needed when the teams meet in the fourth ODI on Friday in Dhaka. The hosts lead the five-match series 2-1.


West Indies were finally able to brush aside their woes to overcome the spirited Bangladesh side. After a struggle, the team was able to win by four wickets with three overs to spare.


Bangladesh paid the price for some poor shot selection and anxiety as anticipation was building around a possible series win.


Bangladesh batsmen will need to show consistency as they slumped to 110 for five. Mushfiqur Rahim and Anamul Haque got starts but were not able to carry on. The team will be looking to draw some inspiration from Mohammad Mahmudullah who scored a well-constructed half-century.


With the ball, the hosts are likely to continue with their plan of keeping things simple and relying on spin to dry out the runs but would like Sohag to show his talent and fire again as he went wicket-less for the first time this series during 3rd ODI.


West Indies would be grateful to Marlon Samuels for the century that led the tricky run chase. Darren Sammy hopes to keep the intensity high though he would be expecting some of his big guns like Chris Gayle to start firing.


Chris Gayle has suffered three failures in a row while Kieron Pollard had his defences breached by Abdul Razzak. The bowlers did a better job and would be expected to exploit the somewhat helpful conditions in Dhaka. Sunil Narine picked up four key wickets to put a stranglehold on run-making.


Bangladesh would be keen to avoid letting the series go into the final decider and would rather want to wrap up the series by winning the 4th ODI. Yet given their unpredictability, it will be a good opportunity for West Indies to strike early.


The match starts at 2.30pm local time in Dhaka.


Bangladesh (probable): Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Mominul Haque, Mashrafe Mortaza, Sohag Gazi, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain.


West Indies (probable): Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Darren Sammy, Devon Thomas, Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine, Veersasammy Permaul

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