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Ramdin, Bravo lead West Indies to clean sweep

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By AFP

Posted  Wednesday, August 27  2014 at  01:00

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Ramdin blazed 169 and dominated a 258-run third-wicket partnership with Bravo (124) to pace the WI to 338 for seven

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Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo hit centuries in a record partnership as the West Indies completed a clean sweep of the three-match one-day international series against Bangladesh with a 91-run victory on Monday. Ramdin blazed 169 and dominated a 258-run third-wicket partnership with Bravo (124) to pace the West Indies to 338 for seven batting first. It was the highest partnership for any wicket for the Caribbean side in ODIs while the total was their fifth-highest.

Needing a monumental effort to even be competitive after their capitulation for just 70 in the second one-dayer in Grenada three days earlier, Bangladesh were boosted by a 99-run third-wicket stand between Tamim Iqbal (55) and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim but were never really in the hunt and could only manage 247 for eight in reply. Recognising that his team’s chances of challenging such a formidable total were effectively gone when Tamim was bowled by Sunil Narine in the 22nd over, the tourists’ captain settled on determined occupation of the crease rather than gambling on rampant aggression to topscore with 72.