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Rampaging Ramdin racks up records

Published:Tuesday | August 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM
West Indies batsman Denesh Ramdin celebrates scoring a century during the third and final match of the Dhaka Bank one-day international series at Warner Park, StKitts, yesterday. Ramdin smashed 169 off 121 balls. - WICB Media Photo/Randy Brooks

DENESH RAMDIN smacked Bangladesh all over in a record-filled innings to set up a huge West Indies victory in their third and final one-day international series cricket match at Warner Park, St Kitts, yesterday.

The wicketkeeper-batsman plundered a record 169 off 121 balls to launch the regional team to 338 for seven off 50 overs. He clobbered 11 sixes and eight fours on his way to scoring the highest score by a West Indies wicketkeeper in ODIs.

Bangladesh scored 247 for eight off 50 overs to suffer a 91-run defeat, and whitewash in the three-match series, having been beaten in the first two matches. Ravi Rampaul took 4-29 off ten overs.

Ramdin's total was also the highest in ODIs against Bangladesh, surpassing the 128 by Marlon Samuels in 2012.

His score was also the third-highest ODI score by a Windies batsman, equalling that of his Trinidadian counterpart, Brian Lara, who made his 169 against Sri Lanka in 1995.

In notching his second ODI hundred, Ramdin also shared a record-breaking third-wicket partnership of 258 runs with Darren Bravo - a West Indies all-time record for any wicket.

Bravo, who also notched his second ODI hundred, scored 124, with seven fours and eight sixes.

The pair came together with the hosts, who won the toss, in trouble at 12-2 in the fifth over. Fast bowler Al-Amin, who led Bangladesh with 4-59, claimed the prized scalp of Chris Gayle (six), while Mashrafe Mortaza began well by dismissing Lendl Simmons (six).