1 Mar 2014

Windies win first ODI

1:19 pm on 1 March 2014

The West Indies cricketers have beaten England by 15 runs in the first one-day international in Antigua after the visitors squandered an excellent platform that had put them in position to take the lead in the three-match series.

Replying to the home side's competitive total of 269 for 6, England were restricted to 254 for 6 after cruising along merrily at 180 for 2 in the 37th over.

Michael Lumb hit a fluent 106 on ODI debut, becoming only the second England player after Dennis Amiss to achieve the feat, and enjoyed an opening partnership of 96 with fellow first-timer Moeen Ali, who made 44.

It seemed to ensure that most of the hard work was done in pursuit of a morale-boosting victory following the harrowing tour of Australia.

Dwayne Bravo made an unbeaten 87 off 91 balls for the homeside.