West Indies flustered after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The hosts suffered two early blows with Carlos Brathwaite and Dwayne Smith getting out cheaply. The middle-order chipped in well with scores of 30s and 40s, to lead the fighting spirit. Shane Dowrich remained the highest run-scorer with 46* runs on the first Day. At stumps, West Indies reached 246/6, a score much better than with which they started off early on.