Evin Lewis | Evin Lewis plays 71 runs rapid knock against South Africa in T20I series Rain of sixes: West Indies opener Evin Lewis’s stormy innings, South African bowlers just stared in the air
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- First T20 International match between West Indies and South Africa
- Evin Lewis scored a half-century in the first T20I against South Africa
- Evin Lewis completed his fifty in just 22 balls
Granada: The first T20 International match of the five-match series was played between West Indies and South Africa in Grenada on Saturday. West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and invited South Africa to bat first. Proteas team scored 160 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. After this the second innings started a little late due to rain.
Chasing the target of 161 runs, West Indies got off to a stormy start by opener Evin Lewis (71). The left-handed batsman scored the seventh fifty of his T20 International career in just 22 balls. Lewis completed his half-century by hitting a six over the bowler’s head in the fifth ball of the seventh over of the innings by Lungi Ngidi.
completed 1000 runs
The 29-year-old Lewis, who considered Chris Gayle as his mentor, completed his fifty in just 22 balls with the help of four fours and five sixes. By the way, in the match, Lewis scored 71 runs in 35 balls with the help of four fours and seven sixes. Evin Lewis, playing the 36th T20 International of his career, also crossed the 1,000-run mark during the innings. Shamsi ended Lewis’s innings by getting caught out at the hands of Miller.
The bowlers and the fielders stared into the air during Lewis’ innings as he smashed seven sixes during his innings. Lewis along with Andre Fletcher (30) got West Indies off to a solid start. Both took full advantage of the powerplay and added 85 runs in just 7 overs, stunned the South African bowlers. Andre Fletcher was run out by Lungi Ngidi.
After this, Evin Lewis shared a 39-run partnership for the second wicket with ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle (32 *). By the time Lewis was dismissed, South Africa were out of the match and West Indies easily chased down the target with only 30 balls to spare. Lewis was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant innings.
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