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Ater their winning first ODI against West Indies by 48 runs, Bangladesh are eying series victory by winning the second ODI in Guyana and allrounder Shakib Al Hasan feels the spin friendly track at Providence Stadium gives his team the best chance to wrap up the series with one match to go.

“We have the best chance in Guyana,” Shakib told reporters ahead of the second ODI, to be played on Thursday. “This is perhaps the only wicket in West Indies that is known for assisting the spinners and we have got a good track record here.”

Bangladesh bounced back strongly in ODI series opener after 0-2 defeat in Test series. The visitors won the first match by 48 runs, courtesy Tamim Iqbal‘s 130* and Mashrafe Mortaza‘s 4 for 30.

Having missed his century by three runs in the first match, Shakib talked about sealing the series but also admitted that the host will be eager to bounce back. ”We will try to wrap the series by tomorrow but at the same time we must remember that they will be eager to make a comeback,” said Shakib. ”The St Kitts wicket (for the third ODI) is known to produce runs and as the ground will be slightly smaller than this and it will suit them.”

In the Windies camp, head coach Stuart Law called for improvement to stay alive in the series. “There are a few areas we need to work on. The boys understand where they have fallen down and where they need to improve and we’re going to have another chance to get it right tomorrow,” said Law.

The former Australian international emphasised the need to be better in the field. “If we hang on to our chances [tomorrow] — if we’d hung on to our chances the other day, we probably would’ve chased 220, 230,” added Law.