Friday, March 20, 2009

ENGLAND VS WESTINDIES 1st ODI:Powell draws first blood for West Indies

England lost their captain Andrew Strauss after electing to bat in the five-match ODI series opener against West Indies at the Guyana National Stadium here on Friday.Strauss got a toe end on a horribly short and wide ball from Powell that he could barely reach. The ball looped to Bravo at backward point who took a simple catch.Captain Andrew Strauss has returned to the team after recovering from a hamstring problem he sustained during the Twenty20 International on Sunday in Trinidad. The visitors were desperate to get Strauss back in the team to add greater substance to their batting.Strauss himself is also eager to mark his return to this form of the game for the first time in two years. Ironically, his last ODI was against West Indies at Kensington Oval in the World Cup staged in the Caribbean.

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