England's 'new era' take charge
England put West Indies in early trouble in the first one-day international at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
England, anxious to get a 'new era' off to a winning start after Ashes misery and its significant aftermath this winter, put their hosts in and had them struggling on 45 for three after 15 overs.
The experiment of opening the bowling with Joe Root worked a treat as the part-time off-spinner got rid of Kieran Powell in a spell of 5-1-13-1.
James Tredwell was then a like-for-like but frontline replacement for Root at the pavilion end, and he too soon struck - as did first-change Tim Bresnan.
Dwayne Smith hit Root for a towering six in his second over, but otherwise the Windies could not get started.
Powell tried to drive Root on the up through the off side but fell to a brilliant, diving catch as Chris Jordan held on just off the ground at short cover with his right hand.
It took Tredwell only three deliveries to see off West Indies' other opener, Smith, edging on to his pad in defence and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler scampering round to take another diving catch as the ball looped into the leg side.
Number three Kirk Edwards' fretful stay had included a sharp return chance to Root on nought and a very confident lbw appeal from Bresnan's first delivery.
Eventually, he missed an attempted drive at Bresnan and was bowled off-stump.
West Indies were under strength, in batting especially, for this fixture after Marlon Samuels was left out injured - in a squad already missing the power of Chris Gayle for this three-match series, because of a hip problem.
England were also minus two batsmen because of injury, Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales not risked here and the tourists instead handing Moeen Ali an international debut and Twenty20 specialist Michael Lumb a first ODI cap.
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