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West Indies left-handed opening batsman Evin Lewis.


West Indies were left with an uphill task of qualifying for the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup after plunging to their second straight defeat with a resounding eight-wicket loss to South Africa here yesterday.

The reigning champions were only able to muster 143 for eight off their 20 overs after being sent in, and the Proteas chased down the target with 10 balls remaining at the Dubai International Stadium.

Last weekend, West Indies suffered a six-wicket defeat to England at the same venue after a wretched batting display which saw them bundled out for 55.

Needing a victory against South Africa to put their campaign back on course, West Indies squandered a solid start after Evin Lewis struck 56 off 35 deliveries to dominate a 73-run opening stand with Lendl Simmons (16).

The left-handed Lewis belted three fours and half-dozen sixes but once he perished to the third ball of the 11th over, West Indies lost eight wickets for 70 runs to decline quickly.

Captain Kieron Pollard struck 26 from 20 balls down the order but was unable to revive his side’s fortunes as fast bowler Dwaine Pretorius snared three for 27 and left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj, two for 24.

In reply, South Africa were set back by the early loss of captain Tamba Bavuma for two to the sixth delivery of the innings but Aiden Markram struck an unbeaten 51 off 26 balls and Rassie van der Dussen, an unbeaten 43 off 51 deliveries, to rescue the run chase.


Standout local swimmer Dylan Carter racked up three medals including one silver and two bronze on the second and final day of Match Day five of season three of the International Swimming League (ISL) at the Pieter Van Den Hoogenband Swimming Stadium in Eindhoven, Holland yesterday.

Team TTO swimmers qualified for the final of the Men’s 4x100 metres freestyle that was scheduled to splash off late last night, as this country got their 2021 Junior Pan American Games campaign off in earnest yesterday in Cali, Colombia.

KENWYNE JONES, the former men’s national striker, has been confirmed as head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago senior women’s football team.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) made the announcement yesterday in an official media release. Jones is currently in the Dominican Republic where his charges will participate in two friendly international matches versus the Dominican Republic, the first of which took place yesterday.

Trinidad and Tobago senior women’s footballers fell to a dramatic 2-1 defeat to hosts Dominican Republic in the first of a two-match series played last night at the Estadio Centroamericano.

West Indies women’s team vice-captain Anisa Mohammed said the Caribbean side is in Zimbabwe to win all their matches in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier and hopefully that winning momentum will serve them well in the actual World Cup next year in New Zealand.

The high-profile trio of Andre Russell, Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer have opted out of the upcoming tour of Pakistan “due to personal reasons”, in the wake of the West Indies’ ICC T20 World Cup debacle last month.