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Aug 26, 2014 at 08:47am IST

West Indies sweep Bangladesh 3-0 after 91-run win

Basseterre: Denesh Ramdin hit a memorable 169 off 121 balls and Darren Bravo struck 124 as the West Indies powered to a 3-0 series sweep of Bangladesh with a 91-run win in the third and final one-day international on Monday.

Wicket-keeper Ramdin slammed eight fours and 11 sixes at Warner Park and shared a record-breaking third-wicket stand of 258 with left-hander Bravo as the West Indies finished with 338-7 off 50 overs. Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim (72) and Tamim Iqbal (55) led the reply, but the tourists were never realistically in with a chance and ended could only reach 247-8.

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Seam bowler Ravi Rampaul was impressive for the Caribbean side, taking 4 for 29 from 10 overs. Al-Amin Hossain took 4 for 59 for the visitors. Bravo and Ramdin dominated the first innings after coming together with the hosts in trouble at 12 for 2 in the fifth over.

West Indies sweep Bangladesh 3-0 after 91-run win

Ramdin hit a memorable 169 and Darren Bravo struck 124 as the West Indies powered to a 3-0 series win over Bangladesh with a 91-run win in the third ODI.

Bangladesh was on top when Mashrafe Mortaza dismissed Lendl Simmons (6) and Al-Amin removed the dangerous Chris Gayle (6), but the visitors rued a missed stumping by Mushfiqur Rahim off Abdur Razzak's left-arm spin when Bravo was on 10.

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The pair of Trinidadians went on to gradually rebuild the West Indies innings, before opening up and smashing 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.

The West Indies, after sitting on 88 for 2 after 21 overs, powered 250 runs from the last 29 overs.

Bravo, who earlier passed 2,000 ODI runs, brought up his second one-day100 a few overs later off 112 balls. The 25-year-old hit seven fours and eight sixes in his career-best.

Their stand broke a host of records, eventually being the best ever partnership for the West Indies in one-day internationals.

The Bangladesh chase stuttered to 2-2 in the second over when Jason Holder and Rampaul removed Anamul Haque and Imrul Kayes cheaply.

Left-hander Tamim and skipper Mushfiqur shared a third-wicket stand of 99 to lift Bangladesh's flickering hopes, but Sunil Narine bowled Tamim and Rampaul returned to claim Mushfiqur as the chase petered out.

The teams meet in a one-off Twenty20 international at the same venue on Wednesday.

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