West Indies vs. England, 1st ODI: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorFebruary 28, 2014

West Indies' Dwayne Bravo plays a shot for four runs of England's Chris Jordan as Darren Sammy looks on during their first one-day international cricket match at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in St. John's, Antigua, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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West Indies beat England by 15 runs in the opening match of the one-day international series in Antigua.

The hosts recovered from a precarious position at 45-4 to make 269-6 in their 50 overs.

In their reply, England looked in a strong position as debutant opener Michael Lumb scored a century, but a middle order collapse saw them finish on 254-6.

Captain Dwayne Bravo—with an unbeaten 87—rescued the hosts alongside Lendl Simmons (65) and Darren Sammy (61), after the men from the Caribbean lost their top four in 16 overs.

West Indies: 269 for 6 (50 overs)
Runs Minutes Balls
Smith c Buttler b Tredwell 24 41 32
K Powell c Jordan b Root 5 22 14
K Edwards b Bresnan 10 22 22
Darren Bravo lbw b Moeen 2 19 12
Simmons c Moeen b Bresnan 65 117 94
Dwayne Bravo not out 87 152 91
Sammy c Broad b Bresnan 61 51 36
Extras 1nb 10w 0b 4lb 15
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Root 92 47 1
Broad 61 35 0
Bresnan 101 68 3
Tredwell 101 23 1
Moeen 61 25 1
Jordan 92 67 0

The tourists took the unusual step of opening the bowling with the part-time spin of Joe Root, and he dismissed Kieran Powell for five. Meanwhile, more experienced slow-bowler James Treadwell removed Dwayne Smith, as he conceded just 23 from his 10 overs.

However Simmons and Bravo put on 108 for the fourth wicket before Test captain Sammy blasted four sixes in his 36-ball innings, sharing a 116-run partnership with ODI skipper Bravo.

Bravo's total came from just 91 balls as West Indies scored 157 in their last 15 overs including 85 off the last five.

England's reply started strongly with debutants Lumb and Moeen Ali—opening the order as replacements for Alastair Cook and Ian Bell—putting on 96 for the first wicket.

Ali went for 44 and Luke Wright followed soon after, but Lumb and Root put on 74 for the third wicket and the visitors were in control on 180-2 in the 37th over.

Nottinghamshire's Lumb had brought up his ton off 109 balls before slapping Ravi Rampaul to cover (after making 106), and that prompted a collapse.

Ben Stokes was bowled by Sunil Narine, then Root was caught behind off the same bowler for 37. When Jos Buttler departed, England had lost four wickets in six overs for 21 runs.

Ravi Bopara, playing in his 100th ODI, was left to guide the visitors home. But 59 was needed off the last seven overs, which became 37 from the last three and 22 off the final six balls.

England: 254 for 6 (50 overs)
Runs Minutes Balls
Lumb c Dwayne Bravo b Rampaul 106 162 117
Moeen c Narine b Smith 44 85 59
Wright c Dwayne Bravo b Sammy 1 9 9
Root c Ramdin b Narine 37 87 48
Stokes b Narine 5 11 7
Buttler c Holder b Dwayne Bravo 12 16 17
Bopara not out 23 36 24
Bresnan not out 14 30 19
Extras 0nb 9w 1b 2lb 12
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Holder 40 27 0
Rampaul 100 53 1
Narine 101 36 2
Dwayne Bravo 100 59 1
Sammy 100 46 1
Smith 60 30 1

The series continues on Sunday before coming to a conclusion on Wednesday, with all three matches played in Antigua.