The third Twenty20 international served a bit of reality check for Pakistan as an all-round West Indies outplayed the visitors in every department. The loss also meant an end to Sarfaraz’ streak of six consecutive victories as a captain.
Following his debut against India last year, Evin Lewis had a string of low scores adding only 24 runs to the hundred he scored in the first. He overturned it all in Queens Park, Oval with a magnificent knock of 91 in his eighth game, carving Pakistani bowlers to all parts of the ground.
Lewis got going during the fifth over when he launched Imad Wasim for two consecutive sixes. He added another to the list in the next over, launching Hassan Ali over the wide long.
Lewis, who had only managed 3 and 10 in the previous two games of the series, hit 5 fours and 9 maximums, including 22 runs off Tanvir in the 14th over of West Indies’ innings.
Following two quiet performances in the first two games, Samuel Badree returned with the match figures of 2/22, including the wickets of Ahmad Shahzad and Imad Wasim.
After being hit for a four off the first ball, Badree accounted for Shahzad and Wasim – who got an unexpected promotion – in the next three balls. Shahzad was bowled off a straightening delivery while Wasim was stumped as he misread the wrong one.