Chris Gayle

FINAL FAREWELL?: Veteran West Indies opener Chris Gayle salutes the fans after his dismissal during the 3rd ODI on Wednesday at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain. Despite his blazing 72 in a 115-run opening stand with Evin Lewis, India beat the hosts by six wickets in the rain-shortened match. It is unclear

whether the 39-year-old will now quit international cricket. —Photo: DEXTER PHILIP

SEIZING the key moments in the upcoming Test series against India will be a priority for Jason Holder and his team as they try to put the recent losses in the T20 and ODI series against the same opponents behind them and focus on the Test Championship.

“It’s just a matter for us to continue to build, you know. I keep saying it’s a matter for us to really seize the key moments of the game and play those key moments a little bit better than we have been (doing) in the past,” he told the media following his team’s loss on Wednesday at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.

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A staggering batting collapse in yesterday’s penultimate day saw beleaguered West Indies bundled out for their sixth lowest-ever total against India, as they crashed to a humiliating 318-run defeat in the opening Test and fall behind in the two-match series.

TRINIDAD and Tobago will be represented by a massive contingent of 30 players in the regional junior events of the Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) Championship. Andrew Babwah is the only top seed from the lot and last year’s silver-medallist has received a bye into the quarter-finals of the Under-11 division.

KALE Dalla Costa captured his third COTECC (Central American and Caribbean Tennis Confederation) Under-12 double crown for the season when the curtain fell on the Summer Bowl Junior Tournament on Saturday at St Augustine Club, McCarthy Street, St Augustine.

Leaders Defence Force maintained their slim one-point lead in the Ascension Invitational football tournament with a 3-1 win over Police FC on Saturday. Meanwhile, fellow Pro League outfit Morvant Caledonia AIA stayed on their heels with a 5-1 win over Matura ReUnited.

What do you say about a performance like that…something that hasn’t been said already? At least England had a second innings to rescue themselves after being routed for 67 in the first innings of the latest Ashes Test at Headingley, and they did so astonishingly courtesy of a memorable unbeaten hundred by Ben Stokes – and a few outrageous strokes of luck – in a record last-wicket partnership with Jack Leach to square the series with two matches to play.

WEST INDIES lacked penetration in the final session and Ajinkya Rahane and captain Virat Koh…