Denesh Ramdin and Marlon Samuels combined excellently for West Indies © AFP (File photo)
Denesh Ramdin and Marlon Samuels combined excellently for West Indies © AFP (File photo)

Oct 8, 2014

Marlon Samuels smashed a century, and he combined excellently with Denesh Ramdin to form the fourth highest One-Day International (ODI) partnership for West Indies against India, during the first ODI between India and West Indies at Kochi. The duo formed a 165 run partnership.

Players Partnership
Gordon Greenidge, Viv Richards 221
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Stuart Williams 200
Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes 185
Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes 165
Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels 165

Marlon Samuels has batted very well and that has helped West Indies the platform for a score over 300. He has batted extremely well and played some great shots. Denesh Ramdin too has given him good support and smashing it around. On one occasion, Mohammed Shami bowled a high full toss and Ramdin swatted it for a six over point.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was also carved by Samuels for a four behind point and then Ramdin also hit one through square leg. India had won the toss and elected to bowl first. Coming into this ODI, there was some uncertainty about the West Indies players featuring as there was a pay dispute, but that issue was put to rest and both teams took the field.

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