England won 1st ODI against West Indies at Antigua

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, March 6th, 2017 | 0

England team squad is currently travelling Caribbean side and there they will play a three matches ODI series against West Indies. So, team England has moved their under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan and already played their first ODI match which was staged at Antigua in last 3rd March, 2017. In the opening match, England beat Windies by 45 runs where they presented 296 runs target in front of Caribbean team and they failed to chase the score and finished their innings in 251 runs in 47.2 overs. Team England played their last ODI series against India and faced a defeat in the series by 2 – 1. On the other hand, team Windies was out of international schedule since long where they played last ODI series against Pakistan which was staged more than five months ago and Windies team being whitewashed by the Green Army back then. So, both teams are looking for proper competition in the ODI series.

Earlier in 3rd March, West Indies won the toss and opted to field first. So, team England started to bat with Jason Roy and Sam Billings. Roy was so hard hitter and one of a kind batsman but in the match, he could not play a longer innings but Billings made a fifty.Billings and Captain Morgan took the team higher and after Billings fallen, Morgan stood strong and scored highest 107 runs. He played so brilliant innings and he colored it with eleven 4’s and two 6’s. Later, Stokes made another fifty for the team and so, in selected fifty overs, team England lost six wickets and scored 296 runs so far. Nurse took highest two wickets for the team.

Came to chase the score, Windies started the innings well but after the lost of the first wicket in 36 runs, they lost two more wickets within next six runs. but the 4th wicket partnership between Hope and Mohammed, they added almost sixty runs to the scorecard. Most of the players made their score to double figure but except Mohammed and Carter, no one made their innings longer. Both Mohammed and Carter scored half centuries where Mohammed scored highest 72 runs for the team. But, their partnership was not enough to beat England but they getting all out in 251 runs. Through the victory, England is now lead the series by 1 – 0. The second ODI match will be staged in next 5th March, 2017.

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