West Indies started playing the white-ball format in 1973. They played their first-ever ODI game on 5 September 1973 against England and became a strong team. In the next two years, they won the inaugural 1975 ODI World Cup as well then, the rest is history. West Indies has produced some of the biggest names of the earlier era that played the game.
And with a rich history in this game, this team also has many interesting records in their past. West Indies is the only team in history that have two ODI partnerships of over 350 runs. And all other teams combined don’t have even one. So, let’s check about West Indies’ highest ODI stands in history.
Highest Partnership in ODI by West Indies
|Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels||372||2nd||Zimbabwe||Canberra||24 Feb 2015|
|John Campbell and Shai Hope||365||1st||Ireland||Dublin||5 May 2019|
|Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin||258||3rd||Bangladesh||Basseterre||25 Aug 2014|
|Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Carl Hooper||226||4th||South Africa||East London||24 Jan 1999|
|Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards||221||2nd||India||Jamshedpur||7 Dec 1983|
|Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer||218||2nd||India||Chennai||15 Dec 2019|
|Kirk Edwards and DJ Bravo||211||4th||New Zealand||Hamilton||8 Jan 2014|
|Viv Richards and Desmond Haynes||205||2nd||Australia||Melbourne||9 Dec 1979|
|Stuart Williams and Shivnarine Chanderpaul||200*||1st||India||Bridgetown||3 May 1997|
|Brian Lara and Phil Simmons||197||2nd||Pakistan||Durban||19 Feb 1993|
3. Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin (258) vs Bangladesh in 2014
The third-highest partnership in 50-over cricket for the Caribbean team came on August 25, 2014. It came against Bangladesh when they toured West Indies for three-match ODI series. It was the third game in Basseterre and West Indies batted first after winning the toss. They started poorly by losing both openers for 12 runs in 4.5 overs. However, there was a big partnership that put them in the driver’s seat.
Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin added 258 runs for the third wicket to take their team over the 300-run mark. Both batters also scored their respective centuries and West Indies made 338/7 in their first inning. Bravo made 127-ball 124, with seven fours and 8 sixes. Ramdin scored his career-best score of 169 runs off 121, with 8 fours and 11 sixes. Batting second, Bangladesh reached 247/8 in their chase and lost the game by 91 runs.
2. John Campbell and Shai Hope (365) vs Ireland in 2019
The first and only time when an opening stand went past the 350-run mark was in May 2019 and it belongs to West Indies. They faced Ireland in Dublin and had a record-breaking opening partnership. Ireland won the toss and chose to bowl but they couldn’t restrict West Indies to a low score. In fact, West Indies smashed 381/3 in their 50 overs. And the 365-run opening stand helped them to do so.
Both John Campbell and Shai Hope played their career-best knock in that game. Hope got out after scoring 170 runs with 22 boundaries and two sixes, while Campbell made 179 from just 137 balls. He also hit 15 fours and six maximums in his inning. That was too big of a target to chase for Ireland and they got dismissed for just 185 runs. As a result, West Indies won the game by 196 runs.
1. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels (372) vs Zimbabwe in 2015
West Indies’ highest ODI partnership is also the highest by any team, the highest for a second wicket, and the highest ever in the history of the ODI World Cup. This record-breaking stand took place in the 2015 ODI World Cup when West Indies faced Zimbabwe in the 15th game of the tournament in Canberra. Batting first, West Indies lost Dwayne Smith on the second ball of the inning, which brought Marlon Samuels to the crease.
And after that, the world witnessed the biggest ODI stand in history. Chris Gayle scored a brilliant ODI double-century and made 215 off 147, with 10 fours and 16 sixes. Samuels was not out at 133 runs with three sixes and 11 fours. After a rain break, Zimbabwe got a revised target of 363 runs in 48 overs and they got all out for 289 runs and lost the game by 73 runs.