Middle-order batsman, Kieron Pollard and wicket-keeper batsman, Denesh Ramdin played solid innings to take West Indies out of trouble and helped them secure a 3-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the 1st One Day International Cricket match in Grenada yesterday.
According to cricinfo.com Pollard scored 89 off 70 balls and Ramdin made 74 off 76 balls as they shared a 6th-wicket partnership 145 to rescue the West Indies innings from 35 for 5 off 13.1-overs, chasing a Bangladesh total of 217 for 9 off their 50-overs.
The Bangladesh total was built on opener, Anamul Haque’s 109 with support from Tamim Iqbal and Nasir Housain 26 each. West Indies Captain, Dwayne Bravo led his team’s bowling taking 4 for 32 after West Indies had won the toss and decided to field first.
Ramdin and Pollard were dismissed before West Indies sealed the victory and although the required run rate put the balance of the game in favour of West Indies, the situation caused some concern for West Indies fans, but Jason Holders 22 not out and Sunil Narine 3 not out saw the team safely to the target.
The final scores: Bangladesh 217 for 9 off 50-overs, West Indies 219 for 7 off 39.4-overs.
The 2nd match will be played also in Grenada tomorrow.