Shai Hope

COSTLY MISS: The bails fly past West Indies wicketkeeper Shai Hope, left, as India’s KL Rahul is bowled attempting to sweep a delivery from Roston Chase (not in picture) on day three of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in Antigua yesterday. Rahul went for 38. 

WEST INDIES lacked penetration in the final session and Ajinkya Rahane and captain Virat Kohli capitalised to stroke half-centuries, as India strengthened their hold on the opening Test after dominating the exchanges on day three yesterday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

Rahane, the first innings top-scorer, finished unbeaten on 53 while Kohli carved out a polished 51, efforts which propelled the visitors to 185 for three at the close—an overall lead of 260 runs heading into today’s penultimate day.

The pair have so far added 104 for the fourth wicket, a stand that pulled India out of trouble at 81 for three before tea and kept West Indies wicketless in the last session.

Opener KL Rahul struck 38 and Cheteshwar Pujara got 25 but both fell prior to tea, as part-time off-spinner Roston Chase (2-69) struck twice to keep West Indies in the contest initially.


Skipper Stafanie Taylor admitted there was some worry in the West Indies camp when her side lost three early wickets in pursuit of a modest 79 against Thailand, in their opening Group B match of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday.

The returning Imran Khan is not writing off a Trinidad and Tobago resurgence in the second half of the West Indies Championship four-day competition and is hoping to play a key role in helping the Yannick Ottley led team return to the top half of the table before the end of the campaign.

Tyson Fury reinvented himself once again, and once again he’s a heavyweight champion.

The ‘Gypsy King’ dropped Deontay Wilder twice Saturday night in their heavyweight title rematch, turning from boxer to puncher to win the title when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel as he was taking a beating in the seventh round.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-20 Women, powered by a four-goal performance by captain Afiyah Cornwall made a perfect start to the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship Group F campaign with a 6-0 shut out of St Kitts/Nevis at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal, yesterday.