West Indies vs England, 1st ODI at Antigua
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Joe Root's off-spin gave England the first breakthrough © Gettty Images
West Indies beat England by 15 runs in the first one-day international on Friday.Chasing 270 to win, the tourists were restricted to 254 for six off their 50 overs despite opener Michael Lumb having made a century on debut.
Earlier, an explosive assault by Darren Sammy and skipper Dwayne Bravo over the final 10 overs lifted the West Indies to a competitive 269 for six at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Sammy smashed 61 off just 36 deliveries with five fours and four sixes.
Bravo played the captain’s role superbly with an unbeaten 87 before Sunil Narine had England in a spin and capped off a win for the hosts.