Windies restricted to 204 in shortened ODI

Windies restricted to 204 in shortened ODI

West Indies will play their first match of the ODI series against England on 19 September, at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Play was delayed for two hours because of a wet outfield at Old Trafford.

Jason Holder's team will need to win 5-0 or 4-0 with a tie or a no-result if they are to gain direct entry into the 2019 World Cup. September 30 is the cutoff date for automatic qualification for the world cup and things are looking dim for West Indies.

Ben Stokes, back in the team after being rested for West Indies' win in the only Twenty20, led England's bowling effort with 3-43.

Chris Gayle, who turns 38 this week, plays his first ODI for West Indies in 2 1/2 years and fellow batsman Marlon Samuels his first in almost a year.

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

With a desire to extend that run, they will take on England today in a one-off T20I at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.

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. The Caribbean team has not beaten the English team in a one-day series in the last ten years and the Caribbean team has not won a one-day series against an ICC top six ranked teams in the last six years.The confidence that the West Indies team has gained after the test series is high and they can make a series win provided they field well.

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