Magnificent Lewis ruins India’s dream in one-off T20I
Batting first, India get a fighting total of 190 runs. But it was not well-enough in front of the home side on Sunday. Magnificent Evin Lewis hammered his second T20I century against India to ruin the dream of India’s victory and sealed victory for the Caribbean.
The left-hand opener Evin Lewis started chasing with his cameo. He charged the bowlers of India and used to score quick runs from the beginning of the run-chase. West Indies scored fifty in just 4.4 overs. Despite of Chris Gayle’s departure on 82 in the 9th over, Lewis kept continue his cameo.
He brought up in just 28 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes as West Indies got 100 runs within 11 overs. Ein Lewis alongside Samuels used to hit boundaries all over the field. The left-hander hard hitter of the ball, took 53 balls to reach in his second T20Is century. He played a total of number 5 fours and 9 massive sixes to reach in milestone.
Lewis and Samuels added unbeaten 112 runs and secured victory with 9 wickets in hand. Samuels was not out on 36 and Evin Lewis on 125. Lewis adored his innings with 6 fours and 12 sixes. It seemed, whole India team lost the match not to West Indies but to Evin Lewis.
Kuldeep Yadav was the bowler who earned the only wickets fallen in West Indies innings.
Before that, West Indies sent India to bat first after winning toss. The visitors started well and set a total of 190 runs for 6 after 20 overs. Dinesh Karthik scored highest 48 runs for his side and he is easement by Kohli’s 39 and Pant’s 38 runs little cameo.
Among the Caribbean bowlers, Jerome Tayloy and Kesrick Williams both bagged two wickets.
India: 190/6 in 20 overs (Karthik 48, Kohli 39, Pant 38; Taylor 31/2)
West Indies: 194/1 in 18.3 overs (Lewis 125*, Samuels 36*, Gayle 18; Kuldeep 34/1)
Result: West Indies won by 9 wickets.
Man of the Match: Evin Lewis (West Indies)
–Imran Hasan, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com