Rahim demands sustained pressure

Bangladesh

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim insisted Bangladesh gather prolonged periods of pressure over the West Indies, come Friday's second ODI at the National Cricket Stadium in St George's, Grenada.

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim insisted Bangladesh gather prolonged periods of pressure over the West Indies, come Friday's second ODI at the National Cricket Stadium in St George's, Grenada.

The hosts impressed in patches during the series opener, but eventually succumbed to a three-wicket defeat on the back of a telling rearguard stand from Windies pair Kieron Pollard and Dinesh Ramdin.

"We have to play our best game to win here. It is not impossible to win here, but we have to do the right things, and not only in a short space of time, but we need to do it over a longer period," said Rahim.

"The batsmen kept getting out. They didn't play their best innings. Our bowlers did a great job at the front, but we were unable to keep the pressure. We gave away too many loose balls after that, so there were some positives to take."

The home side are expected to name an unchanged XI, while the tourists might recall all-rounder Darren Sammy or spin bowler Nikita Miller. The third and final ODI will be played at Warner Park in St Kitts on Monday.

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