West Indies held on to draw the first test on the day James Anderson became England’s leading wicket-taker in test history.
Anderson’s two wickets on the final day in Antigua took his tally to 384, breaking Sir Ian Botham’s record.
But Jason Holder’s resolute unbeaten 103 helped West Indies – set 438 to win – save the match as they reached 350 for 7.
He added 105 with Captain Denesh Ramdin, who scored 57, while Devon Smith made 65.
Final scores: England 399 and 333 for 7 declared; West Indies 295 and 350 for 7.
The second test of the three-match series starts on Tuesday in Grenada.