Wicket-keeper, Denesh Ramdin (169) and middle-order batsman, Darren Bravo (124) shared a third wicket partnership of 258 runs to stage a remarkable recovery for West Indies who were 2 for 12 at the start of their innings to win the 3rd and final One Day International Cricket against Bangladesh at Warner Park in St. Kitts.
According to cricinfo.com they enabled West Indies to score 338 for 7 off their 50-overs after winning the toss and batting first. Fast bowler, Ravi Rampaul then spearheaded West Indies bowling attack, capturing 4 for 29 to restrict Bangladesh to 247 for 8 off 50-overs as West Indies won the match by 91 runs for a 3-nil whitewash of the series.
Bangladesh’s innings was built around opening batsman, Tamim Iqbal (55) and captain and wicket-keeper, Mushfiqur Rahim (72).
But the day belonged to Ramdin and Darren Bravo whose third wicket partnership surpassed by 20 runs the previous One Day International record held by South Africa’s Hashim Amla and Abraham Benjamin de Villiers.
Ramdin hit 11 sixes in his innings and Bravo struck 8, the most by West Indies in a One Day International.
The final scores: West Indies 338 for off 50-overs, Bangladesh 247 for 8 off 50-overs.
The teams will meet again tomorrow, also in St. Kitts for their one-off Twenty/20 International before their two-match Test series, the first of which will be played at Arnos Vale Sports Complex here from September 5th to 9th.