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Ramdin, Bravo Set Up Another Big Win

Denesh Ramdin hits a six as Mushfiqur Rahim looks on
Denesh Ramdin hits a six as Mushfiqur Rahim looks on
©WICB Media / Randy Brooks

West Indies 338-7 (Ramdin 169) beat
Bangladesh 247-8 by 91 runs
Third One-Day International, St Kitts

A Record-Breaking Performance

  • Ramdin's 169 is the highest ODI score by a West Indian wicket-keeper
  • It was his second century in four matches
  • The highest individual score for the West Indies v Bangladesh
  • Equal third-highest ODI score by a West Indian - level with Brian Lara
  • 258 is a new record West Indian partnership for any wicket in ODIs

Centuries from Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo propelled the West Indies to a 91-run win in the third and final One-Day International against Bangladesh in St Kitts and a 3-0 series clean sweep.

Ramdin hammered 169 in 121 balls and Bravo made 124 during a 258-run third-wicket partnership that put the home side on course for a score of 338 for seven.

Although Tamim Iqbal (55) and Mushfiqur Rahim (72) both scored half-centuries, Bangladesh closed well short on 247 for eight.

Ravi Rampaul returned four for 29 to cap an impressive all-round display by the hosts.

It had not started well for them as they lost openers Lendl Simmons (6) and Chris Gayle (6) cheaply in the first five overs.

However, Bravo and Ramdin came together to hit three-figure scores and get the innings back on track.

Bravo was the more circumspect of the pair, but nevertheless he still hit seven fours and eight sixes while Ramdin at the other end cracked eight fours and 11 sixes.

Having come together with the score on 12 for two, they were split up with the score on 270 when Bravo was caught by Imrul Kayes off Mahmudullah and Ramdin fell when he was caught by Nasir Hossain off Al-Amin Hossain.

Al-Amin was on a hat-trick as he followed up Ramdin's wicket in the final over with that of Jason Holder first ball.

Kieron Pollard (10) and Darren Sammy (10) also fell cheaply as they tried to add quick runs alongside Ramdin and although Al-Amin finished with four for 59, the West Indies always looked like they had enough runs on the board.

All the more so when Bangladesh also lost two wickets early when Jason Holder removed Anamul Haque for nought and Kayes fell to Rampaul for one.

Tamim and Mushfiqur then added 99 for the third wicket to give their side some hope but once they were dismissed, by Narine and Rampaul respectively, the West Indies quickly wrested back control of the game.

Mahmudullah (27), Nasir (26) and Sohag Gazi (24) all made contributions but Bangladesh needed a lot more, and the West Indies simply prevented them from making any progress.

Holder, Narine, Kemar Roach and Dwayne Bravo all picked up a wicket apiece.

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