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West Indies win first ODI

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

West Indies win first ODI

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NORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) – West Indies defeated England by 15 runs in the first One Day International (ODI) at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium here today.
Needing 29 off the last two overs, Dwayne Bravo conceded seven and Ravi Rampaul six to limit England to 254 for six. England fell away badly in the middle, chasing the West Indies’ total of 269 for six.
Debutant Michael Lumb scored 106 to give England an excellent start, but they fell from 180 for three to 211 for six.
Earlier, Simmons, Bravo and Sammy led the West Indies to respectability after they were reeling on 153 for five. 
Summarised scores: West Indies 269 for six (Dwayne Bravo 87, Lendl Simmons 65, Darren Sammy 61, D. Smith 24, K. Edwards 10; T. Bresnan 3-68). England 254 for six (Michael Lumb 106, M. Ali 44, J. Root 37, R. Bopara 23 n.o., T. Bresnan 14 n.o., J. Buttler 12; S. Narine 2-36). West Indies won by 15 runs.