Third One-Day International

West Indies v Bangladesh

Fazeer Mohammed

At St George's, Grenada, May 19, 2004. West Indies won by seven wickets. Toss: Bangladesh. One-day international debut: Faisal Hossain.

Devon Smith, dropped and then injured since his last one-day international a year earlier, was given a golden opportunity on his return: chasing 119 in 25 overs against the Bangladeshi attack - and his unbeaten 39 guided West Indies home with five balls to spare. After rain again reduced the match to a 25-over affair (weather interfering for the sixth time in the last ten one-day internationals in the Caribbean), Habibul Bashar hit 42 to give Bangladesh hope of a competitive total. But Dwayne Smith removed him and two others, and Bangladesh's 118 was well within reach. Devon Smith, the first Grenadian to play for West Indies in his home country, rewarded the diehard spectators who braved predictions of a complete washout. This was the first West Indies whitewash in a home one-day series since South Africa's first visit to the Caribbean in 1991-92.

Man of the Match: D. S. Smith. Man of the Series: D. R. Smith.

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