West Indies beat Australia 4-1 in T20 series as Evin Lewis hits 79 from 34 balls in final game


West Indies opener Evin Lewis hammers 9 sixes and 5 fours in 79 from 34 balls as aspect full 4-1 T20 sequence win over Australia; Lewis turns into quickest batsman to 100 T20 worldwide sixes, reaching milestone in forty second sport; Windies now host Australia in three ODIs in Barbados

Final Up to date: 17/07/21 10:52am

West Indies have fun their 4-1 T20 worldwide sequence win over Australia

Evin Lewis blasted 79 runs off 34 balls as West Indies defeated Australia by 16 runs within the fifth sport in Saint Lucia to win the sequence 4-1 and ship out a warning to rivals forward of this 12 months’s World Cup.

Lewis’ innings included 9 sixes and 4 fours and lifted the reigning T20 World Cup champions to 199-8 from their 50 overs.

The Trinidadian, 29, additionally turn out to be the quickest batsman to 100 T20 worldwide sixes, attaining the feat in his forty second sport, seven matches sooner than fellow West Indian Chris Gayle, who did it in 49.

Australia made a stable begin to their chase of 200, regardless of dropping Josh Philippe (0) within the first over, as skipper Aaron Finch (34) and Mitchell Marsh (30) took cost – however the guests misplaced their method after the duo departed to complete on 183-9.

West Indies quick bowlers Sheldon Cottrell (3-28) and Andre Russell (3-43) shared six wickets because the hosts produced one more dominating show on the Daren Sammy Nationwide Cricket Stadium.

Lewis mentioned: “It is all the time good to contribute to a win. I have been working extraordinarily arduous from 2017 to now. This sequence means so much to me – if you rating runs in opposition to these groups you’re feeling superb.”

West Indies had appeared heading in the right direction for a fair larger whole after reaching 168-3 within the fifteenth however have been restricted by some tight bowling from Andrew Tye (3-37) and Adam Zampa (2-30) within the remaining 5 overs.

The groups will now face one another in three one-day internationals in Barbados, beginning on Tuesday.


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