Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings

 Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings runs in to deliver -IPL

Not even a miserly spell from veteran West Indies all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo, could save Chennai Super Kings from a seven-wicket defeat to Shimron Hetmyer’s Delhi Capitals in the second game of the Indian Premier League here yesterday.

Asked to chase 189 for victory at the Wankhede Stadium, Delhi got home with eight balls to spare with Shikhar Dhawan top-scoring with 85 and opening partner Prithvi Shaw hitting 72.

Medium pacer Bravo sent down his four mandatory overs on the trot at the back end of the innings, conceding 28 runs and accounting for Shaw in the 14th over with Delhi well on their way to a comfortable victory.

Shaw, who struck nine fours and three sixes in a 38-ball blitz, eventually holed out to deep cover in Bravo’s second over which cost just three runs.

His dismissal ended an entertaining 138-run, first wicket stand with left-hander Dhawan who belted 10 fours and three sixes off 54 deliveries.

When Australian Marcus Stoinis (14) picked out deep mid-wicket in the 19th over with three runs required for victory, Hetmyer arrived at the crease but never got the chance to face a ball as captain Rishabh Pant, 15 not out, got the winning runs from the next delivery after crossing with the ball in the air.

Earlier, Suresh Raina top-scored with 54 off 36 balls in a 53-run, third wicket stand with Moeen Ali (36), while Sam Curran blasted a 15-ball 34 in a 51-run, seventh wicket partnership with Ravindra Jadeja who unbeaten 26 came from 17 deliveries.


Cricket West Indies (CWI) lead selector Roger Harper, speaking on the Mason and Guest podcast recently, defended the decision to award Darren Bravo a retainer contract saying the left-hander from Trinidad and Tobago “met the requirement” while those who missed on contracts didn’t.

Tyra Gittens smashed her own Trinidad and Tobago women’s heptathlon record, yesterday, accumulating 6,418 points in the seven-discipline event to strike gold at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Texas, USA.

No overseas players have been retained by Barbados Tridents for their upcoming Caribbean Premier League campaign.

Neither New Zealander Mitchell Santner, who made a solid all-round impact last season, nor outstanding Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who was among the leading wicket-takers, were among the nine players retained by the Bridgetown-based franchise.

Ayla Stanisclaus captured two silver medals at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Texas, USA, on Thursday.

Few were present, but many wept.

Yesterday, local body-building icon Lawrence “The Beast” Marshall was sent to his eternal rest, following a tear-filled funeral service at Armstrong’s Funeral Home.

Marshall, 58, passed away last Saturday. Marshall was the second body-builder from Trinidad to turn professional in the IFBB pro league, following Darrem Charles.