Nicholas Pooran

DOWN THE GROUND: West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran hits a four during the 2nd ODI against India at the Queen’s Park Oval, in Port of Spain, on Sunday. India won by 59 runs via the DLS method in a rain-interrupted contest. —Photo: AFP

The West Indies are holding on to the belief that they can upset India today at the Queen’s Park Oval and thus draw the three-match MyTeam11 ODI series.

And all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite thinks they can pull it off if they can get their batting in-sync. Speaking to the media following the home team’s training session at the Oval yesterday, Brathwaite said the team was in good spirits and will be looking to execute their plans better in the series finale.

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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…