And last night Trinidad and Tobago and Eastern Caribbean time, the West Indies ended Day three of their scheduled four-day tour-opening match in Australia facing defeat by an innings.
In Honduras where eight national teams are contesting a CONCACAF championship that qualifies the top three for their age-group and gender FIFA World Cup finals, Trinidad and Tobago would have to look to upcoming GRoup matches against hosts Honduras (tomorrow) and Jamaica (on Monday) to shore up their chances of finishing among the top two for a place in the semifinal.
Jamaica and Honduras played to a 2-all draw in the other match last night, a result that leaves both joint second on the early table behind winners Canada and ahead of Trinidad and Tobago in fourth.
Today sees the other four teams in play Mexico versus the USA and Panama versus Haiti.
In Australia WEst Indies had the Cricket Australian Eleven amassing a 201-run first innings lead as the hosts made 444 all out in reply to their 243.
Batting a second time West Indies have lsot seven wickets for 125 runs to be still 76 runs in arrears and with three tail end wickets in hand heading into today’s fourth and last day of the one fixture before the back-to-back three-match Test series.
Second innings scores are Kraigg Braithwaite zero, Rajindra Chandrika 21, Darren Bravo 5; Marlon Samuels 21. Jermaine Blackwood 0; Denesh Ramdin 12, Carlos Brathwaite 31, Jason Holder, captain nite out 16, Kemar Roach not out 9; Devendra Bishoo and Shannin Gabriel to bat.
Holder had returns of four for 76 for West Indies.