England women beat the West Indies by 142 runs in the first CG United One Day International at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium, yesterday.

Batting first, the tourist led by half centuries from Natalie Sciver and Danni Wyatt 307 for 7 off their 50 overs.

Sciver’s 90 came off 96 balls and included 9-fours, while Wyatt made 68 from 60 balls.

Tammy Beaumont added 33 and Amy Jones 30.

Chinelle Henry picked up 3 wickets for the Windies, while Afy Fletcher bagged two.

In reply, the Caribbean women were bowled out for 165 inside 41 overs.

Captain of the West Indies, Hayley Matthews, says things didn’t go to plan but they will reassess and refocus for the second match on Tuesday.

Matthews says they lost control of the game during the middle overs.

Hayley Matthews.

Meanwhile, England pulled off one of their greatest victories with a 74-run win over Pakistan in the first Test in Rawalpindi.

With the sun dropping at the end of a tension-filled final day, England took the last wicket with only minutes of light remaining.

In scenes reminiscent of England’s famous victory in the dark in Karachi in 2000, Jack Leach trapped Naseem Shah lbw to leave Pakistan 268 all out, 75 short of their target of 343.

That England were in a position to win was thanks to James Anderson and Ollie Robinson, who gave a masterful exhibition of reverse-swing bowling to claim four wickets each.

Pakistan were defiant throughout.

Saud Shakeel made 76, Mohammad Rizwan 46 and Azhar Ali 40.

At 176 for 3 and 259 for 5, the home side were right in the hunt.

But after Robinson removed Salman Agha and Azhar, England could only be defeated by the fading light.

With the stadium nearly full and the crowd engrossed, 40-year-old Anderson snared Zahid Mahmood and Haris Rauf in the same over.

Naseem and Mohammad Ali survived for 52 balls, before Leach sent England into wild celebrations.

Final scores, England 657 and 264-7 declared, Pakistan 579 and 268.

There is only a three-day gap to the second Test in Multan on Friday, when England will have the chance to secure the series.