England vs West Indies, 1st ODI

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The World Champions West Indies are on a streak of four wins in global matches, including the last three matches in a four-match home series against Afghanistan in June and the one-off T20I in their home series against India the following month.

The no-result part of that equation started to look a possibility when, despite bright sunshine, a wet outfield saw the umpires delay the scheduled start by two hours even though the sun was shining.

The 1st ODI between England and West Indies will be played on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. It marks the first time these teams will meet since the dramatic T20 World Cup final in India in 2016.

Woakes ended Gayle's early attack on the way to figures off 2-41 as Root held onto a second chance with a brilliant running catch at extra cover.

The Jamaica left-hander cashed in by driving David Willey for two soaring sixes in an over.

A protracted dispute with Cricket West Indies chiefs kept the 37-year-old on the sidelines of the worldwide game for more than two years.

West Indies had been unhappy with conditions during the T20I at Chester-le-Street after rain towards the end of England's which made the outfield very slippery.

Stokes then got the better of longstanding antagonist Samuels when the batsman was caught behind down the legside on review for a subdued 17 off 46 balls. While West Indies scored 176, England failed to chase the target and the visitors registered a win by 21 runs in the shorter format of the game.

But Holder, who hit Willey to the long-on rope, gave the innings some much-needed impetus.