Dwayne Smith

HARD-FOUGHT WIN: Winnipeg Hawks’ Dwayne Smith, left, joins teammates in congratulating batsman Chris Lynn, third left, after winning Sunday’s final of the GT20 Canada tournament, beating Vancouver Knights in a Super Over after the scores were tied at the CAA centre in Brampton, Ontario on Sunday.

Recovering West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell snatched a four-wicket haul and narrowly missed out on a half-century before facing and then bowling a nerve-jangling super-over, as the Winnipeg Hawks edged his Vancouver Knights in a dramatic Global T20 Canada final on Sunday.

Opting out of the recent T20 series against India after a flare up of his chronic left knee injury, the 31-year-old Jamaican showed little sign of discomfort in a Herculean performance which nearly got Knights over the line. Sending down his medium pace, he claimed four for 29 from his complement of four overs as Hawks, sent in at the CAA Centre, reached 192 for eight off their 20 overs.

UAE opener Shaiman Anwar slammed 90 (45 balls, eight fours, seven sixes), posting a frenetic 73 off 36 balls for the first wicket with Australian Chris Lynn (37) before adding a further 81 for the third wicket with South African JP Duminy (33). Russell removed Lynn in his first over—the sixth of the innings—and returned to prise out Sunny Sohal for one in the eighth over.


The Trinidad and Tobago men’s senior national football team finally broke their winless run, albeit in a friendly international against Anguilla at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, last night.

After two easy wins the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force skipper Imran Khan insists that he won’t let his players become complacent ahead of their next fixture on Wednesday.

Fifteen-year-old Shafali Verma and opening partner Smriti Mandhana pummelled enterprising half-centuries to condemn a listless West Indies Women to an 84-run defeat in the opening Twenty20 International late Saturday night.

Injury has ruled captain Stafanie Taylor out of the remainder of the Twenty20 series against India, dealing a serious blow to West Indies’ chances of making a comeback in the five-match rubber.

It’s a convenient narrative to accept that a dearth of talent, apart from all the other factors, has been a significant contributor to the near-quarter-century of strife that has been the experience of West Indies cricket since Mark Taylor’s Australians brought the 15-year era of Test series invincibility to an end in 1995.