Nat Sciver hit the 90 mark on her return to the England Women’s team before Charlie Dean took four points as Heather Knight’s side kicked off their tour of the West Indies with a 142-round win in the first of three tournaments. economy lasts one day.
Sciver, who missed the home series against India in September because she prioritizes her mental health, hit nine fours on her 96-ball as England were crowned 307-7 in Antigua, with Danni Wyatt contributing 68 of 60 balls in her 100th ODI, including three sixs.
There were also well-deserved contributions from opener Tammy Beaumont (33) and new vice-captain Amy Jones (29) while captain Knight, returning from hip surgery, scored 16 points in his opening game. for the first time since July before England beat the West Indies 165 in 40.3 rounds.
The outsized win gave new head coach Jon Lewis a winning start to his tenure, with the former England and Gloucestershire swimmer taking over from Lisa Keightley in the role.
The West Indies scored 84-1 in the 20th inning of the chase but then lost in a row as Rashada Williams was beaten 34 by Sciver and Shemaine Campbelle was eliminated by Dean (4-35) for a duck .
England captain Knight then eliminated Kycia Knight (39) in round 26, while the West Indies lost the last six racquets in 25 runs after Hayley Matthews (34) was trapped lbw by maneuver seafarer Lauren Bell.
Dean won his seventh, eighth, and ninth batting, including the Cherry-Ann Fraser bowling for a duck, before Sophia Dunkley ended a rather lopsided game by knocking Shakera out. Selman (3).
England’s white-ball tour of the Caribbean continues on Tuesday with a second ODI, with the third then coming on Friday against the five T20 internationals.