Jamaica was host to sheer carnage from the willow of Ewin Lewis, as the southpaw decimated India in the one-off T20I. Despite being restricted to a below par score with respect to the opposition and conditions, India was expected to show up in a fighting spirit and defend the total till the very end.
Rather, the men in blue were rendered completely hopeless when Lewis began his brutal assault, bludgeoning the ball to all parts of the picturesque Sabina Park, in Jamaica. Lewis, in the due course of the chase, brought up his second T20I century against India, the last of which came barely 12 months ago in Florida in similar conditions.
Lewis became the first player since Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum to have two T20I centuries. The target of 191 seemed like a walk in the park from the hosts, as riding on Lewis’ mind blowing 125 off 62 deliveries, the target was scaled down with nine balls to spare.
Fans on Twitter went wild as Lewis set off and raced to the target, and below are some of the tweets.
DK allowing Pant to breathe easy for a bit…pressure building on the youngster. Boom-Bust soon. #WIvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 9, 2017
Top innings from @DineshKarthik. Took the pressure of a nervous Rishabh Pant
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 9, 2017
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 9, 2017
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) July 9, 2017
— ßєคɾɖ ßɷყ 🇮🇳🏏 (@BeingFlicked) July 9, 2017
These are Indian players who took 1st ball wicket in T-20s
1 Ajit Agarkar- 2006
2 Pragyan Ojha- 2009
3 Kohli- 2011
4 Rishabh Pant- 2017
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) July 9, 2017
Not the kind of thing young Rishabh Pant want to see in his initial stage of International career… Dhawan Run out
Playing the world champions in their backyard has never been easy.#INDvsWI
— Mayank Verma (@mayankverma_lee) July 9, 2017
Why the fuck do they play test bowlers in a t20 game? -_- #IndVsWI
— Elon Mast (@MirthfulMoron) July 9, 2017
— pinky (@veekshu_) July 9, 2017
— Divyanshu Raj🏏 (@MSDivyanshu) July 9, 2017
Seems like West Indies were destined just to play T20 format, no disrespect to godfathers of this game though!
How time flies!#IndvsWI
— Varun Joshi (@el_Diablo44) July 9, 2017
— Nikhil Dixit (@Spartan_ND117) July 9, 2017
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) July 9, 2017
— Alok Jain (@jainalokaj) July 9, 2017
— Satish (@scg11) July 9, 2017
Carnage at Sabina Park. Indian bowlers made to look like net practice for Lewis #IndvsWI
— Santosh Narayanan (@sandycool69x) July 9, 2017
I foresee IPL teams go hammer and tongs for Evan Lewis at next years team auction.#IndvsWI
— Zoheb akbar (@Zohebakbar1) July 9, 2017
— ❤Deep❤ (@Being_Deep2) July 9, 2017
PSL franchises, especially the new comers Multan, must have their eyes set on Evin Lewis. A clean and powerful hitter. T20 hotshot. #WIvInd
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 9, 2017
Threat was from Gayle and Samuel, but Evin Lewis has put everybody in the shade with his explosive batting. India getting walloped
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 9, 2017
Who will open the batting with Evin Lewis for Mumbai Indians next IPL?
— Arjun Ashok (@arj_90) July 9, 2017
Evin Lewis become only third player after Gayle and McCullum to score two centuries in T20 International..
Evin Lewis has single-handedly won the game for the West Indies. Stunning knock, totally dismissive of the Indian attack #WIvIND
— Kunal Purandare (@kunaljp) July 9, 2017