(Jamaica Observer) It was expected to be the Chris Gayle Twenty20 show for West Indies on his return yesterday, but Evin Lewis had other ideas.
Despite the Jamaican being a mere bystander to Lewis, the fans inside the half-filled Sabina Park were definitely not too disappointed, as the Trinidadian scored a delightful century in setting up an emphatic nine-wicket win.
Lewis's 125 not out — the highest by a West Indian in T20 international — propelled the regional side to 194-1, surpassing the 190-6 posted by India with nine balls to spare in the one-off Finolex Pipes contest.
Scores: India 190-6 (20 overs); West Indies 194-1 (18.3 overs).
The milestone was Lewis's second century against India in less than a year, following an even 100 last year in another high-scoring game in Fort Lauderdale. In the process, he also achieved the feat of becoming the third player to score two T20 international centuries, joining Gayle and New Zealander Brendan McCallum.
the 25-year-old Lewis and Gayle now evenly share the top six T20 international score by West Indies batsmen.