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Home / Cricket / England win first ODI against West Indies

England win first ODI against West Indies

England overcome dogged resistance from Chanderpaul to win the first one-day international by 79 runs at Lord's.

cricket Updated: Jul 02, 2007 00:08 IST
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England overcame more dogged resistance from Shivnarine Chanderpaul to bowl West Indies out for 146 on Sunday and win the first one-day international by 79 runs at Lord's. Chasing a modest victory target of 226, West Indies was bowled out inside 40 overs with only Chanderpaul (53 not out) managing to test the English bowling attack.

It gave new limited-overs captain Paul Collingwood his first one-day victory after taking over from Michael Vaughan, and England its first one-day win at Lord's in seven games after five losses and a tie.

There are two more games: at Edgbaston on Wednesday and Trent Bridge on Saturday.

West Indies was teetering at 13-4 when Chris Gayle mistimed a hook off Liam Plunkett and departed for 6. James Anderson then dismissed Runako Morton (0) and Marlon Samuels (0) in two balls, before running out Devon Smith for 4 with a brilliant throw from the boundary.

Chanderpaul, who provided West Indies' only real resistance in the test series, halted the slide with Dwayne Bravo. But Broad, who took 3-20 and two catches, dismissed Bravo for 29 and then Denesh Ramdin two balls later for 0 to leave West Indies 74-6 in the 17th over.

Dwayne Smith seemed unhappy to be given out caught behind off Broad for 6, and Daren Powell was trapped leg-before-wicket by Monty Panesar for 1.

That left West Indies on 100-8 and in danger of losing the game before the 25th over.

Ravi Rampaul halted the collapse, adding 24 before he lobbed an easy catch to Broad at mid-off.

Chanderpaul reached his 47th one-day 50 with a straight drive off Panesar. But it was all over when he and Fidel Edwards were involved in a run out mix-up and West Indies was all out in just 39.5 balls.

Edwards was the star when England batted, taking 5-45 off 10 overs. He removed Alastair Cook for the first wicket to fall and then took four more in three overs late in the innings. After the two openers had been tied down with 26 runs coming off the first 10 overs, Cook was out for 29 with 47 runs on the board, mistiming a hook for Bravo to take a simple catch.

Matt Prior struggled to lift the run-rate against some consistently tight bowling and made only 26 runs in the first 20 overs. His 49-run stand with Bell was over when he was trapped lbw for 34 by Dwayne Smith to leave England on 96-2 in the 27th over.

Kevin Pietersen was also tied down for long spells and managed only one boundary in his 33 off 47 balls. England's top batsman was the victim of a top quality catch by Samuels above his head at backward point, and England was 148-3.

With the innings into the last 10 overs, Bell reached his 50 from 70 balls, having scored only two boundaries. He then survived a close run out call when he dived to reach his crease after Bravo prevented a four with a tumbling stop and then hurled an accurate throw from the cover point boundary.

Bell was run out for 56 in the next over, however, dashing for a run after Shah had played the ball straight to Gayle. With the two batsmen virtually at the same end, Gayle lobbed a throw to Samuels for a simple run out.

England badly needed to quicken the run-rate, but the game was halted by rain with the host on 181-4 after 42.4 overs. Edwards bowled Collingwood (5) and Dimitri Mascarenhas (2) and then got Plunkett to top-edge an attempted hook to wicketkeeper Ramdin.

The paceman struck again three balls later when Broad edged a catch to Ramdin and was out without scoring as England slumped to 210-8 with only two overs to go.

Rampaul removed Panesar lbw for 1 and Shah, who had made 42 off 38 balls, was run out off the next-to-last ball.

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