HEADLINE: Lewis’ blazing 97 destroys Barbados Tridents by 10 wickets

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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9/4/17 5:54:31 AM 

A historic innings from Evin Lewis consigned the Barbados Tridents to a 10-wicket defeat in Match 30 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at Kensington Oval last night.
Lewis blitzed 97 off just 32 balls in an astonishing assault that saw the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots chase down 129 in only seven overs. The Patriots innings run rate of 18.48 runs per over is the highest innings run rate in the history of T20 cricket.
The result means the Tridents miss out on a spot in Finals Week while the Patriots have finished second in the table and will be given two chances to reach the finals.
The Patriots run-chase was over almost as soon as it had begun. The formidable opening pair of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis wasted no time in tucking into the Tridents’ new ball bowling.

Lewis hit the ball astonishingly cleanly from the very start of his innings, taking three sixes from Wayne Parnell’s first over and never looking back.

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link dayne Joined: May 29, 2007
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9/4/17 8:23:25 AM 
From what I read, it seems like that was an un-sportsman like move by Pollard yesterday, trying to deny Lewis a century by bowling a no-ball, kind of mean spirited.

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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9/4/17 8:27:17 AM 
I am focusing on the positive side that Lewis is rapidly becoming the new Chris Gayle in T20 cricket. Even more symbolic he had Gayle as his partner in that sensational innings, a truly unbelievable innings.

link dayne Joined: May 29, 2007
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9/4/17 3:36:58 PM 
What can result from that incident is that, since the two guys are from the same country, they most likely will be playing on the same team someday and opportunities for a payback will be bountiful.

link powen001 Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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9/4/17 4:04:41 PM 
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could have and should have at least had the opportunity to have that Headline say "Lewis TON Obliterates the Tridents".

link Norm Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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9/4/17 6:31:51 PM 
That Evin Lewis is a total madman when he gets going. Nobody gets spared - spinner, pacer, or otherwise.

Wiggins definitely didn't want to run towards the stumps to bowl; he was probably wishing he was in the stands watching some other unfortunate soul being mauled instead. Parnell must have suddenly realized that he was a very far way from home, because nobody trashes the bowling like Lewis does!

The Tridents knew it was nearly impossible to qualify for the finals, but nobody expected such a display of extreme hitting - at least not from the team that had nothing to lose.


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