Chris Gayle

GAYLE FORCE: West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle launches one of his five sixes yesterday during the third and final MyTeam11 One-Day International against India at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain. 

Virat Kohli stole the spotlight from Chris Gayle again. A match-winning century on Sunday when Gayle became West Indies’ highest One-Day run scorer, the Indian captain repeated the feat again yesterday.

Kohli crafted an unbeaten 114 (99 balls, 14 fours), his 43rd ODI century as India beat the Windies by six wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis method to take the three-match series 2-0 on a day when another awesome Gayle display seemed to put his side in position to level the rubber.

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For the second time in as many matches, Kohli and Shreyas Iyer (65, 41 balls) combined to devastating effect, posting 120 for the fourth wicket to make a challenging chase routine in the end, as India got their adjusted target of 255 with 15 balls to spare in a match reduced to 35 overs per side.

They had come together after slow bowler Fabian Allen had snatched the wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant in the space of three balls to leave India on 92-3. But Iyer’s counter-attacking wrestled the advantage back for India in this rain-affected match.


Team TTO failed to qualify for the 2020 FINA Youth Water Polo World Championships when they bowed 22-11 to Colombia yesterday, the final day of the UANA Pan American Youth Water Polo Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Couva.

West Indies reverted to a familiar, albeit frustrating, theme yesterday, producing a feeble batting effort to leave powerhouses India in control after the second day of the opening Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

TRINIDAD and Tobago’s men got off the mark to avoid the cellar place in Group B when the round-robin phase of the CASA (Caribbean Area Squash Association) Championship concluded Thursday night in Guyana.

LEON CASSIE and Vance Juteram failed to get into the medal round when the international open events of the Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) Championship continued Thursday night in Barbados.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Che Richards produced the third best leap of his career at the Scottish National Senior Championships in Grangemouth on Sunday, the University of Edinburgh student disturbing the sand at 7.71 metres to strike gold.