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Double tons as Windies reach 338-7


Double tons as Windies reach 338-7

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis (AP) – Denesh Ramdin hit a memorable 169 off 121 balls today while Darren Bravo struck 124 as West Indies amassed 338 for seven off 50 overs against Bangladesh in the third and final One-Day International at Warner Park.

Wicketkeeper Ramdin slammed eight fours and 11 sixes and shared a record-breaking third-wicket stand of 258 with left-hander Bravo, who lashed seven fours and eight sixes.

The pair came together with the hosts, who won the toss, in trouble at 12 for two in the fifth over.

Fast bowler Al-Amin, who led Bangladesh with four for 59, claimed the prize scalp of Chris Gayle (6), while Mashrafe Mortaza began well by dismissing Lendl Simmons (6).

Bangladesh rued a missed stumping by Mushfiqur Rahim off Abdur Razzak’s left-arm spin when Bravo was ten. After that, the pair of Trinidadians plundered Bangladesh to all parts of the small ground.

The 29-year-old Ramdin was the first to reach his century, off 90 deliveries. It was the right-hander’s second one-day century.

Bravo brought up his second ton at this level a few overs later, off 112 balls.

Their stand broke a hosts of records, eventually being the best ever partnership for West Indies in One-Day Internationals.

Bangladesh broke through in the final eight overs, as Al-Amin and Mortaza helped limit the damage.