London: Alastair Cook and Ian Bell made composed fifties to guide England to a comfortable five-wicket win over West Indies in the first test at Lord's on Monday.
The hosts had crumbled to 57 for four chasing 191 for victory on a chilly morning but Cook and Bell steadied the ship with a fifth-wicket partnership of 132.
Cook was out for 79 just before the end but Bell and Jonny Bairstow steered England home, Bell clipping Marlon Samuels for four through mid-wicket to seal victory and finish on 63 not out.
After resuming on 10 for two, Jonathan Trott became Kemar Roach's third victim of the innings when he nicked a rapid seaming delivery to Darren Sammy at slip before Kevin Pietersen edged a catch to wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin trying to pull a short ball from Shannon Gabriel.
That left West Indies scenting an unlikely victory against the world's top-ranked team.