Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs West Indies 3rd ODI Match 2012
A 2-0 lead for the home side was a scenario few would have predicted last Tuesday when Bangladesh had gone down by five wickets to the BCB XI in the practice match. A week on from that evening in Khulna, the series scoreline stands that way, explaining how Bangladesh and West Indies are not just unpredictable, but not very different in terms of their progress this year.
But given the potential of the visitors, Bangladesh should brace themselves for a fightback. West Indies were World Twenty20 winners a few months ago - their first major trophy in 33 years - and have won four Tests in a row for the first time since 1993, so their reputation as a growing powerhouse in international cricket could take a beating if they don't win the third game.
Darren Sammy has been beaten on tactics and execution by Bangladesh. He won both tosses, but both decisions backfired. His batsmen have either given away their wickets or played spin poorly while his mystery spinner Sunil Narine has been deciphered easily by the home batsmen.
Bangladesh will look to press home the momentum they have gathered in the last few days of their stay in Khulna. They have managed to keep the West Indian batsmen quiet. The emergence of four newcomers in the side has helped, though Abul Hasan is out injured. However, it would be wise not to expect much more from the likes of Anamul Haque, Sohag Gazi and Mominul Haque, so it would fall on the shoulders of the seniors to pull this one through.