Published On: Sun, Aug 13th, 2017

Patriots win three in three with Lewis' 92

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St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 196 for 6 (Lewis 92, Taylor 3-46) beat St Lucia Stars 163 for 8 (Fletcher 48, Nabi 3-15, Hafeez 3-22) by 33 runs
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Evin Lewis chucks his helmet to the floor to celebrate his second T20I hundred © AFP

Evin Lewis struck the highest score of CPL 2017, bashing 92 off 52 balls as St Kitts & Nevis Patriots maintained their record as the only unbeaten team in the competition. They thrashed St Lucia Stars by 33 runs and are looking strong contenders to make the playoffs for the first time in three years.

Lewis wakes up

After scoring five runs last weekend on the spongy pitches of Florida, Lewis feasted on a batting beauty, and the Stars’ wayward bowling unit – 16 wides were part of 23 extras – hitting five fours and seven sixes. His wagon wheel was heavily weighted to the leg side, as he punished the bowlers for straying on his pads with authoritative flicks to fine leg.

He motored to 88 off 46 balls when rain stopped play after 15.2 overs, causing a half-hour delay. A century had seemed certain, but Lewis struggled to regain his touch after play resumed, scoring four off six balls. Eventually, Kyle Mayers’ plan of bowling full and wide paid off as the batsman sliced a catch to a wide slip placed in the 17th over.

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Peter Della Penna is ESPNcricinfo’s USA correspondent. @PeterDellaPenna


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