Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin rewrote the record books, featuring in the best partnership for West Indies in one-dayers during the third ODI of the series against Bangladesh at St. Kitts. Here’s a look at the top five partnerships for West Indies in one-day cricket.
Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin (258): Bravo and Ramdin added 258 runs for the third wicket against Bangladesh at St Kitts on August 25, 2014. While Bravo made 124 from 127 balls with seven fours and eight sixes, Ramdin blasted 169 from 121 balls with eight fours and 11 sixes. The pair came together when the score read 2 for 12, and Bravo departed with the scorecard reading 270 for 3. Windies won the game by 91 runs.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Carl Hooper (226): The two legends of West Indies cricket added 226 for the 4th wicket against South Africa at East London on January 24, 1999. Opening the innings, Chanderpaul smashed 150 from 136 balls with 20 fours. Hooper, on the other hand, made 108 from 119 balls with eight fours and three sixes. They joined hands when the score was 3 for 46, and Hooper was dismissed with the score at 272 for 4. Windies won the match by 43 runs.
Gordon Greenidge and Vivian Richards (221): Two of West Indies’ most loved batsmen, Greenidge and Richards added 221 for the second wicket against India at Jamshedpur on December 7, 1983. Greenidge made 115 from 134 balls with 10 fours and five sixes. Richards, on the other hand, blasted 149 from 99 balls with 20 fours and three sixes. They joined hands with the score at 27 for 1, and Greenidge departed at 248. West Indies won the match by a massive 104 runs.
Kirk Edwards and Dwayne Bravo (211): Edwards and Bravo featured in a 221-run alliance for the fourth wicket against New Zealand at Hamilton on January 8, 2014. Edwards was unbeaten on 123 from 108 balls, with 12 fours and four sixes. Bravo smashed 106 from 81 balls with 12 fours and three sixes. Bravo and Edwards joined hands at 153 for 3 before Bravo was dismissed at the score of 354. West Indies won the match by a humungous margin of 203 runs.
Desmond Haynes and Vivian Richards (205): Thepair of Haynes and Richards added 205 from the second wicket against Australia at Melbourne on December 9, 1979. Haynes compiled 80 from 122 balls with the help of five fours, and Richards smashed an unbeaten 153 from 130 balls with 16 fours and one six. Richards and Haynes began their partnership at 28 for 1, which ended when Haynes was out with the score at 233. West Indies were victorious by 80 runs.
--By A Cricket Analyst