West Indies win by 9 wickets in one-off T20 match

West Indies win by 9 wickets in one-off T20 matchUpdated on : 10-07-2017 08:39 AM
Evin Lewis played a blinder as West Indies trumped India by 9 wickets in the one-off T20 match at Sabina Park in Kingston.

Chasing a target of 191, Lewis smashed his way to an unbeaten 125 off 62 balls with as many as 12 sixes and six fours as the reigning World T20 champions reached the target in just 18.3 overs.

Lewis' 125 is now also the highest T20 international score by a West Indies batsman, surpassing the 117 made by Chris Gayle in 2007, against South Africa.

In fact, Lewis turned Gayle into spectator with his power-hitting as he cleared the front-leg to hit in the arc between long-off and long-on. Gayle's contrubution in the opening stand of 82 was a mere 18 off 19 balls.

The experienced spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin conceded nine sixes between them while Mohammed Shami was hit for six boundaries and two sixes.

Earlier, Indian batsmen faltered badly after the big start provided by their openers, ultimately wrapping up for 190 for 6.

Skipper Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan added 64 in a whirlwind opening stand using the Powerplay overs to the fullest.

However, Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant could not keep the momentum despite an 86-run stand in 9.5 overs.

As a result, India could manage only 97 runs in the back 10 after scoring 93 in the first largely due to positive intent showed by the Dhawan-Kohli duo.


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