| GEO Sports|
| England beat West Indies by one run in first ODI|
| Updated at: 1005 PST, Saturday, March 21, 2009|
GUYANA: England defeated the West Indies by one run, under the Duckworth-Lewis method, in the first one-day international at the Guyana National Stadium here on Friday in a game which ended in farce.
The West Indies were 244-7 in the 47th over when their Australian coach John Dyson called in his batsmen, who had been offered the light, believing that his men were ahead on the run-rate required under the D/L method.
However, the home side were a run short of the target. After lengthy discussions, and with both teams having celebrated victory, England were declared the winners of the first of a five-match series.