West Indies defeated Bangladesh 3-0 in the just completed One-day International series with West Indies Test captain Denesh Ramdin being named player of the series. West Indies won the first ODI by 3 wickets at the National Stadium in Grenada, then the second at the same venue by 177 runs and finally the third in St. Kitts by 91 runs.
RAMDIN AND BRAVO SCORES RECORD PARTNERSHIP
West Indies continued their domination of the One-day International series by winning the third and final One-day game by 91 runs. Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo came together in the fifth over with two wickets down that of Chris Gayle and Lendl Simmons. They departed in the 45 th over when Bravo fell for 124 runs from 127 balls, a partnership of 258 runs for the third wicket. Ramdin scored 169 runs from 121 balls with 11 sixes and 8 fours. West Indies scored 338 runs for 7 wicket off 50 overs. For Bangladesh’s bowling, Alamin Hossain picked up 4 wickets for 5 runs from 10 overs.
BANGLADESH SCORED 247 RUNS FOR 8 WICKETS IN 50 OVER
Ravirampaul created havoc for the Bangladesh batsmen by ripping into their batting and picking up 4 wickets for 29 runs from 10 overs. Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal scored 55 and captain Mushfigur Rahim scored 72. West Indies wicketkeeper batsman and Test captain Denesh Ramdin was named man of the match.
DENESH RAMDIN MUST BAT UP IN THE ORDER!
West Indies Test captain Denesh Ramdin should have been batting higher up in the West Indies order even under the captaincy of Darren Sammy. Ramdin’s batting has never been exploited for the benefit of the team because he has been stiffled batting down the order in Test matches. It would be the fitting thing to do for Ramdin as it will create stability in the front line batting.
The West Indies team will play India and South Africa in October and November respectively and preparations must be handled appropriately. Left-arm medium fast bowler Krishmar Santokie should be considered not only for the One-day Internationals with the West Indies but also the Twenty20s.