The Windies team secures four-wicket victory against England in the first ODI in Antigua

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The Windies team secures four-wicket victory against England in the first ODI in Antigua

The West Indies team secured four-wicket victory against England in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, Sunday. A well-paced unbeaten century from captain Shai Hope shepherded West Indies
Chasing 326 for victory after England had won the toss and opted to bat, the hosts started positively with a century opening stand between Alick Athanaze (66) and Brandon King (35).

Hope (109 not out off 83 balls) and Romario Shepherd (48 off 28) took the attack to the English with brave, powerful and stylish shots.

West Indies were in trouble at 213 for five in the 39th over, after Sherfane Rutherford fell for just six playing a rash shot

Hope shifted the match entirely in the Windies favour with a dismantling of pacer Sam Curran in the 49th over, smashing him for three sixes in four balls.