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Sammy looking to regroup & fightback
Wednesday 12 October 2011

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy is not discouraged after his side’s heart-breaking defeat in the one-off T20I against Bangladesh.

The Windies went down by three wickets with a ball to spare on Tuesday, after appearing to be in control of the Bangladesh innings for most of the way at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.

"This is the start of the series, so we will regroup and come back," said an upbeat Sammy.

"We have the three one-dayers and the two Test matches, so there is a lot to play for. We will look at the areas where we went wrong today and lift our game for the upcoming matches."

West Indies seemed poised to hold on for a tense win with Bangladesh needing five to win off the last three balls.

However, captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who carved out a superb, unbeaten 41, smashed the penultimate ball of the game for six, to snatch a dramatic win for his side.

"Hats off to Mushfiqur... he played well and took it from us. From the start, we knew it was going to be an interesting series. We saw a very exciting match today which went down to the wire," Sammy said.

"We never took them for granted. We know Bangladesh are a good team. Today, they held their nerves better than we did. We could have scored more runs and we could have stopped more balls in the field. But in the end, we made more mistakes than they did, that is why we lost."

West Indies face Bangladesh in the first ODI on Thursday at the same venue.

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