ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo starred with the bat as he led his team to victory by 15 runs over England in the first One-Day International at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Friday.
Bravo made an unbeaten 87 off 91 balls to win the Man-of-the-Match award. This helped the Windies recover to make 269-6 off their 50 overs. He shared in two brilliant century partnerships.
He added 108 for the fifth wicket with Lendl Simmons, who made 65 off 94 balls. Bravo then added another 116 in just 10 overs with Darren Sammy who blazed 61 off 36 balls.
West Indies then limited the visitors to 254-6 off their 50 overs. Sunil Narine bowled well to end with figures of 10-1-36-2.
D Smith c Buttler b Tredwell 24
K Powell c Jordan b Root 5
K Edwards b Bresnan 10
Darren Bravo LBW Ali 2
L Simmons c Ali b Bresnan 65
Dwayne Bravo* not out 87
D Sammy c Broad b Bresnan 61
Extras: (lb 4, w 10, nb 1) 15
Total: 269/6 (50 Overs)
Did not Bat: D Ramdin+, J Holder, S Narine, R Rampaul
Fall of Wickets: 1-19 (Powell, 6.2 ov), 2-38 (Smith, 10.4 ov), 3-40 (Edwards, 11.4 ov), 4-45 (DM Bravo, 15.4 ov), 5-153 (Simmons, 39.5 ov), 6-269 (Sammy, 49.6 ov)
England Bowling: Joe Root 9-2-47-1, Stuart Broad 6-1-35-0, Tim Bresnan 10-1-68-3, James Tredwell 10-1-23-1, Moeen Ali 6-1-25-1, Chris Jordan 9-2-67-0.
England (Target 270)
M Lumb c Dwayne Bravo b Rampaul 106
M Ali c Narine b Smith 44
L Wright c Dwayne Bravo b Sammy 1
J Root c †Ramdin b Narine 37
B Stokes b Narine 5
J Buttler+ c Holder b D wayne Bravo 12
R Bopara not out 23
T Bresnan not out 14
Extras: (b 1, lb 2, w 9) 12
Total: 254/6 (50 Overs)
Did not Bat: C Jordan, S Broad*, J Tredwell
Fall of Wickets: 1-96 (Ali, 19.3 ov), 2-106 (Wright, 22.1 ov), 3-180 (Lumb, 36.6 ov), 4-192 (Stokes, 39.2 ov), 5-205 (Root, 41.5 ov), 6-211 (Buttler, 42.6 ov)
West Indies Bowling: J Holder 4-0-27-0, R Rampaul 10-0-53-1, S Narine 10-1-36-2, Dwayne Bravo 10-0-59-1, D Sammy 10-0-46-1, D Smith 6-0-30-1.
Result: West Indies won by 15 runs
Man of the Match: Dwayne Bravo (West Indies)
Debut: Moeen Ali (England), Michael Lumb (England)
Toss: England won the toss and elected to field
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (Barbados) & Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
TV Umpire: Rod Tucker (New Zealand)
Match Referee: Aandy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve Umpire: Joel Wilson (Trinidad & Tobago)