windies-win-aug.202014News Americas, ST. GEORGE, Grenada, Thurs. Aug. 21, 2014: West Indies one-day international (ODI) Captain Dwayne Bravo led his team to a thrilling win over Bangladesh Wednesday in the 1st of three ODIs in front  of a colorful crowd at the Grenada National Stadium.

The Windies recovered thanks to a sixth-wicket partnership of 145 from 21.5 overs from Denesh Ramdin and Kieron Pollard to take the win by 73 runs.

Earlier, a superb 109 from Anamul Haque helped Bangladesh to 217 for nine from their 50 overs after Bravo choose to field after winning the toss.

At one point, it seemed the Bangladeshis were on a straight course to win after restricting the Windies to 34 for five.

But Ramdin and Pollard came together and helped their team to a victory with more than 10 overs to spare. Pollard finished his innings with a top score of 89 while Ramdin scored 74.

The win for the West Indies came a day after their coach, Otis Gibson was let go by the West Indies Cricket Board.

Summary Scores:

Bangladesh Innings: 217/9 (50 Overs). Anamul Haque 109, Tamim Iqbal 26, Nasir Hossain 26, Mushfiqur Rahim*+ 12; Dwayne Bravo 7-0-32-4, Jason Holder 9-0-39-1, Chris Gayle 4-0-19-1, Ravi Rampaul 10-1-48-1.

West Indies Innings: 219/7 (39.4 Overs). Kieron Pollard 89, Denesh Ramdin+ 74, Jason Holder 22, Kirk Edwards 10; Al-Amin Hossain 8.4-0-51-4, Mashrafe Mortaza 8-2-22-1, Mahmudullah 4-0-20-1, Sohag Gazi 9-1-46-1.

The second ODI between West Indies and Bangladesh is also scheduled for the national stadium in Grenada on Friday.