Roston Chase believes the West Indies can salvage their ODI series with Bangladesh despite losing the opening match by five wickets. The Windies went into Sunday’s series opener in Dhaka on the back of losing the preceding Test series 2-0 and things showed no real signs of improving as they set Bangladesh a modest target of 195-9 off their 50 overs.
The hosts made relatively light work of reaching that target, as they did so off just 35.1 overs and they will now fancy their chances of wrapping up the series by winning the second match on Tuesday.
The West Indies will have to win both the remaining matches if they are to record what now seems an unlikely series success, but all-rounder Chase, who took two wickets and contributed 32 runs on Sunday, believes his side can still turn things around.
“I think we go back to the drawing board, we look at our plans and we will look at where we fell down in this match and improve on that,” Chase said. “I will never say that the series is over – we are gonna come back strong. We know the guys will be up for the challenge, so we are looking forward to the next game.”
Following the conclusion of the ODI series, the two teams will also meet in three Twenty20 matches before the end of the year.