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ST GEORGE'S, GRENADA---
West Indies off spinner Sunil
Narine has cautioned against
taking Bangladesh lightly fol-
lowing his side s crushing 177
run victory in the second One-
Day International (ODI) at the
National Stadium on Friday.
The win seals the series two-
nil for West Indies with the third
and final match to be played at
Warner Park in St.Kitts tomor-
Narine, who triggered
Bangladesh collapse for 77 all
out, says home advantage is
working for the regional side.
"I don't think there is any-
thing wrong with the
Bangladesh batsmen. They are
very capable batsmen it's just
game. I think we have some
rough games in Bangladesh
where they had home advan-
tage," said Narine, in reference
to the last series between the
two sides in which Bangladesh
"So I think we are having
home advantage now so it just
to continue what we are doing
and try to build the momentum
going into the test series. I don't
think they are rusty the wicket
is not as Bangladesh flat wickets.
It's a little more giving so the
Narine, man-of-the match,
grabbed three wickets for 13
runs, including two wickets in
two balls, as Bangladesh made
a disappointing attempt to chase
down the 248 run target set by
Pacer Kemar Roach picked up
three wickets for 19 runs includ-
ing the wicket of opener Tamim
Iqbal, the lone batsman to get
into double figures with 37.
Chris Gayle led the Windies
batting with a top score of 58,
Darren Bravo scored 53, Lendl
Simmons 40 and Denesh
"We are happy that we won
the series but I think we have
to take the last as serious as the
first game and try to win a series
without losing a game," said
"We would love to start back on the winning note
as we are doing here now. We just need to build on
this momentum. Try to win couple more games and
win more series".
Narine is predicting a higher scoring encounter
when West Indies and Bangladesh meet in the third
and final ODI at Warner Park on Monday.
"St Kitts is a different track. I think it is a more
paradise for Bangladesh," said Narine.
"I think it's is going to be a high scoring game so
I think we need to go out there and back ourselves.
It is a venue we are accustomed to and hopefully we
can continue doing good". (CMC)
Narine cautions against taking Bangladesh for granted
Dwayne Smith will
turn out in the Aus-
tralian Big Bash
later this year after
being snapped up by
the Sydney Sixers,
for the upcoming
campaign in the
last played in the Big
Bash in 2009, is com-
ing off an outstanding series in the just con-
cluded Caribbean Premier League where he
helped Barbados Tridents to the title.
"I'm looking forward to playing the games
and I'm sure the players will be raring to win
games too so I hope I can just get out there
and put my team in good position or win games
for them," the 31-year-old Barbados and West
Indies player said.
"I'm sure the pitches will play differently
to places like the West Indies, India and other
places like Bangladesh that I've played before
so I'm raring to get over there and play for
"I'm going to come and give it my best and
hopefully we can see plenty of sixes when it
comes my turn to play for the Sixers."
Smith plundered two centuries during the
Barbados leg of the CPL, en route to finishing
the tournament with 353 runs at an average
of 44 and a strike rate of 133.
He was predictably named in the Team of
Earlier this year, Smith also starred in the
Indian Premier League with a franchise-leading
566 runs for Chennai Super Kings.
Only Robin Uthappa with 660 runs for
champions Kolkata Knight Riders, scored more
Sixers coach Trevor Bayliss believes Smith
is a fantastic acquisition.
"Dwayne is a powerful exciting stroke maker
at the top of the order," Bayliss said.
"Since his last stay playing T20 for NSW,
Dwayne has made a name for himself in the
IPL as the second highest scorer and also hit-
ting the second most number of sixers.
"He also bowls some handy medium pace
and his fielding is top class."
Smith has played 20 Tests, 91 ODIs and 29
T20s for West Indies. (CMC)
signs up for
Aussie Big Bash
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