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West Indies vs Bangladesh

Match info: West Indies v Bangladesh ODI Series 2014 at National Cricket Stadium, Grenada - 1st ODI

Date: 20th Aug 2014 Umpires: R A Kettleborough and J S Wilson

50-over match

Home team and score Away team score

West Indies

219/7 (39.4 Overs)



217/9 (50.0 Overs)

West Indies win by 3 wickets

  • Last Updated: August 20 2014, 22:30 BST

West Indies brushed aside coach Ottis Gibson's departure to record a three-wicket victory against Bangladesh in the first one-day international in St George's.

Jason Holder celebrates with Suni Narine after sealing West Indies' victory
Jason Holder celebrates with Suni Narine after sealing West Indies' victory

Dwayne Bravo's side took to the field the day after it was announced that Gibson and the West Indies Cricket Board had mutually agreed to terminate his contract after four years at the helm.

A superb 109 from Anamul Haque dragged Bangladesh to 217 for nine from their 50 overs, but despite being restricted to 34 for five at one point, a sixth-wicket partnership of 145 from 21.5 overs from Denesh Ramdin and Kieron Pollard helped the hosts recover to chase down their target with more than 10 overs to spare.

Dwayne Bravo choose to field after winning the toss and they had to wait until the 13th over to capture their first wicket when Tamim Iqbal, having already been dropped by Kieron Pollard, departed for 26 when he picked him out at mid-wicket off Jason Holder.

The visitors were two down shortly afterwards when Imrul Kayes (nine) was run out and they then lost their third wicket when Dwayne Bravo coaxed Shamsur Rahman (eight) into edging behind with 80 on the board.

Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim (12) added 37 in 7.5 overs for the fourth wicket before the latter fell to Chris Gayle and Bangladesh were five down a short while later when Mahmudullah (11) was bowled by Dwayne Bravo.

Haque, who had passed fifty during his partnership with Mushfiqur, then found an able partner in number seven Nasir Hossain and the pair put on 53 runs in just over 13 overs before Nasir edged a Ravi Rampaul delivery behind with just four overs left having scored 26 from 38 deliveries.

Haque reached his third ODI century by slashing Rampaul to the ropes in between the dismissals of Sohag Gazi (two) and Mashrafe Mortaza (three), before falling lbw to Dwayne Bravo (four for 32) on the final ball of the innings.

The West Indies run chase started badly when Gayle (three) spooned a Mashrafe Mortaza delivery to Al-Amin Hossain at third man in the sixth over and they were two down four overs later when Darren Bravo (seven) edged behind off Al-Amin's bowling.

Kirk Edwards then departed four balls later, bowled by Mahmudullah for 10, and Lendl Simmons lasted just two balls without scoring before he edged Al-Amin behind to leave the West Indies on the ropes at 22 for four.

Ramdin and Pollard, after Dwayne Bravo (five) became Al-Amin's third victim as the hosts slumped to 34 for five, provided some long overdue resistance, scoring boundaries aplenty on their way to fifties.

The West Indies had just past 150 when the rain came and, after a short interruption, Ramdin and Pollard's partnership was brought to an end when the former was bowled by Gazi for 74 with the West Indies 179 for six.

Pollard then perished on 89 when Al-Amin (four for 51) tricked him into holing out to Mahmudullah at deep backward square leg, but Holder (22no) got the hosts over the line by clubbing Al-Amin to the ropes to secure victory.