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  • 3:55 AM IST

    Brief scores:

    England 296/6 in 50 overs (Sam Billings 52, Eoin Morgan 107, Ben Stokes 55; Shannon Gabriel 2 for 58, Ashley Nurse 2 for 57) won vs West Indies 251 all out in 47.2 overs (Jason Mohammed 72, Jonathan Carter 52; Liam Plunkett 4 for 40, Chris Woakes 4 for 47) by 45 runs

  • 3:54 AM IST

    Just in case if you have missed the action from the game, here is the detailed match report

  • 3:05 AM IST

    That is it. West Indies have been done and dusted. They were bowled out for 251 handing England a 47 run victory.

  • 2:56 AM IST

    WI 244/8 in 46 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Ashley Nurse 15 (12), Devendra Bishoo 11 (5): Ashley Nurse and Devendra Bishoo are slogging the ball all around the park. West Indies need 53 off 24 which looks quite impossible.

  • 2:42 AM IST

    WI 215/5 in 42 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Carlos Brathwaite 6 (7), Ashley Nurse 3 (4): Jason Mohammed has departed. Carlos Brathwaite defends the ball and tries to take a sneaky single. Mohammed and Fin run towards strikers end. Finn kicks the ball onto the stumps and Mohammed is inches short of the crease. Mohammed goes for well-made 72. West Indies are most probably losing from here. Need more 82 off 42 .

  • 2:23 AM IST

    WI 196/5 in 39 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Jason Mohammed 66 (85), Jason Holder 0 (0):
    Superb catch taken by JasonRoy to get rid of Jonathan Carter. Liam Plunkett banged the ball short and Carter tried to pull, Roy covered a large amount of ground to dive ahead and take a stunner. West Indies need 101 from 66 deliveries.

  • 2:16 AM IST

  • 2:09 AM IST

    WI 183/4 in 37 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Jason Mohammed 57 (75), Jonathan carter 51 (45):
    3rd ODI fifty for Jonathan Carter. He gets it in just 44 deliveries 4 boundaries and 2 sixes. West Indies need 114 in 13 overs.

  • 2:01 AM IST

    Jonathan Carter slaps one from Chris Woakes out of the park. New ball taken

  • 1:58 AM IST

    WI 164/4 in 35 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Jason Mohammed 54 (70), Jonathan carter 36 (38): West Indies are taking it on from here. It seems like they have had enough of dealing in 1s and 2s and hence they have taken the attack against English spinners. Jonathan carter has played some glorious strokes scoring 14 runs off Root’s overs. If they continue to bat in the same manner, the game is definitely their’s. Morgan may have to resume with his pacers and we might just see Ben Stokes who hasn’t bowled in this second innings. This partnership has gone up to 57 runs off 60 deliveries. WI still need 133 from 90.

  • 1:41 AM IST

    WI 123/4 in 30 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Jason Mohammed 46 (59), Jonathan carter 5 (19): West Indies are having trouble scoring runs. With every passing ball, the required run-rate is soaring high. Jason Mohammed is the only batsman who has looked solid against the stringent English bowling. West Indies need 174 in 20 overs with 4 wickets in hand.

  • 1:26 AM IST

    WI 108/4 in 25 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Jason Mohammed 36 (45), Jonathan carter 0 (2): England wasted their only review on an lbw call against Mohammed, and just I was typing how god West Indies batting has been Shai Hope is out. Slices a short wide delivery from Rashid straight to Steven Finn at backward point. Extra bounce did the trick for Rashid. A vital 69 runs stand broken. A maiden wicket over from Rashid.
    Shai Hope c Finn b Adil Rashid 31(38)

  • 1:13 AM IST

  • 1:09 AM IST

    WI 84/3 in 20 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Jason Mohammad 20 (31), Shai Hope 23 (26): Jason Mohammad and Shai Hope have brought some stability to the West Indian batting. Both have batted well and have been attacking the English spinners. Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali have been their prime targets. They haven’t let these 2 spinners settle their lines. But still, England have the upper-hand here. This partnership has gone up to 45 off 50 deliveries

  • 12:48 AM IST

    WI 58/3 in 15 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Jason Mohammad 7 (10), Shai Hope 13 (16): West Indies have been rattled. They have lost 3 wickets in a matter of 3 runs and this has left them a huge task. England bowlers are looking lethal and if they manage to get 1-2 more wickets in next 5 overs or so, they will pocket the game soon enough!

  • 12:38 AM IST

  • 12:35 AM IST

    OUT! Kraigg Brathwaite c Rashid b Woakes

    Back of the length delivery, Brathwaite went for the pull but looked in 2 minds if to commit to the shot or not and in all this manages to get toe-end it high in the air to Rashid at mid-on!

  • 12:31 AM IST

    WI 37/1 in 11 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Karlos Brathwaite 13 (24), Shai Hope 0 (4): Kieran Powell is gone. Back of the length delivery which slows down after pitching. Powell is early into his shot trying to work it down to deep square leg for a single. But instead gets a leading edge and gives a dolly to Jason Roy at point.

  • 12:23 AM IST

    OUT! Evin Lewis c Billings b Woakes 21 (33)

    An off cutter from Woakes, forces Lewis to heave one in the air. The pace deceives the batsman and he holes out an easy catch to Sam Billings at deep square leg!

  • 12:20 AM IST

    WI 36/0 in 9 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Evin Lewis 21 (31), Karlos Brathwaite 13 (23): Good steady start by West Indies. Kraigg Brathwaite and Evin Lewis have rotated the strikes taking singles and dispatching the ball beyond the boundary rope whenever possible. This has forced Morgan to take Chris Woakes out of the attack. And as I mentioned earlier, Joe Root has ben introduced into the attack who bowled 2 overs conceding 10 runs. So a good captaincy from Morgan too; taking the pace of the ball very early in the second innings. West Indies need 261 off 41 overs

  • 12:08 AM IST

    Joe Root right-arm off break bowler has been introduced into the attack in just 6th over. This is good captaincy from Morgan.

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  • 11:53 PM IST

    WI 12/0 in 2 Overs|Target 297| Batting: Evin Lewis 4 (6), Karlos Brathwaite 4 (6): West Indies need to bat smartly. They have a huge target to chase against a formidabble bowling attack. They definitely have a strong batting lineup; but a majority of them lack experience which can be a major threat to this run-chase. Steven Finn and Chris Woakes opened the bowling for England have conceded 5 and 7 respectively

  • 11:40 PM IST

    Brief scores: England 296/6 in 50 overs (Sam Billings 52, Eoin Morgan 107, Ben Stokes 55; Shannon Gabriel 2 for 58, Ashley Nurse 2 for 57) vs West Indies

  • 11:23 PM IST

    Meanwhile, just in case if you have missed out on the first half of this game, do read the in-detailed innings report here

  • 11:16 PM IST

    England have finished their innings at 296 for 6. Moeen Ali remained unbeaten on 31 off 22 while Morgan was dismissed in the softest of the manner in the last over.

  • 11:02 PM IST
  • 11:01 PM IST

    Caotain Morgan has got to his 10th ODI century. And what a way. He hammers Carlon Brathwaite for a huge six over long-on!

  • 10:44 PM IST

    BIG WICKET! Ben Stokes is caught by Jason Holder at long on off Devendra Bishoo’s bowling. 5th wicket 110-run stand is finally broken. A tossed up delivery outside off, Stokes tries to whack it over but not enough elevation and Stokes’s entertaining knock comes to an end
    ENG 240/5 in 45 overs

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England play West Indies in a three-ODI series © Getty Images

Good morning to those in the Caribbean and good evening to the rest! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the first of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series between the hosts West Indies and England. The match is being played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua. I am Rohan Arun Sawant, and I will be bringing to you the live cricket updates from this tie. This will be the first-time after the ICC World T20 2016 final that both these teams will be pitted against each other.  LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD, West Indies vs England – 1st ODI

This series will act as an apt preparatory camp for England, who are gearing up for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Under Eoin Morgan, England team has gone from being middle-ranked side to a goliath in the limited-overs format. With the likes of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Jason Roy and Alex Hales, the visitors have an array of specialist players who are helping England to turn into one of the most dangerous limited-overs teams on the block.

England roped in Tom Curran as a backup replacement for Jake Ball, who suffered a knee injury in the warm up ties. England, as a batting side has improved leaps and bounds but their bowling still remains a worry.

West Indies, on the other hand, are a team charged with all-rounders in the form of Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter and Ashley Nurse. While the batting looks thin, it is undoubtedly promising with the likes of Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope and Evin Lewis in the ranks. This could very well be a make or break series for some of the West Indian players.

England lost their last ODI series by a narrow margin of 2-3 to India, whereas the West Indies had a torrid time in the Zimbabwe Tri-Nation series, winning only one out of the four games they competed in.

Ahead of this ODI series, England won both their warm-up games against WICB President XI and UWI VC XI. The second and the third ODIs will be played on March 5 and 9, at North Sound and Bridgetown respectively.

Squads:

England: Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Steven Finn, Tom Curran.

 

West Indies: Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell.