Evin Lewis thrashed his way to 91 off 51 balls as the West Indies swept aside Pakistan by seven wickets in the third T20 International at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Saturday.
Responding to the visitors’ total of 137 for eight, Lewis hoisted nine sixes and belted five fours in a hurricane innings that kept the series alive going into the final match on Sunday at the same venue with Pakistan holding a 2-1 advantage.
His assault was in stark contrast to the struggles of most of the Pakistani batsmen, with the notable exception of Kamran Akmal and Babar Azam, as a strong position was frittered away by the combination of careless strokeplay and disciplined West Indies bowling through the final eight overs of their innings.
Marlon Samuels helped him add 56 runs for the second wicket and debutant Jason Mohammed looked composed in a third-wicket stand of 76, his contribution being an unbeaten 17.
But everything else in the match paled in comparison to Lewis’ relentless assault which ended with victory for the home side.