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Evin Lewis brilliance stuns Barbados Tridents in tight chase
CPL 2020

Evin Lewis brilliance stuns Barbados Tridents in tight chase

Barbados Tridents 151/7 (Corey Anderson 31; Jon-Russ Jaggesar 2-17)

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 152/4 (Evin Lewis 89; Kyle Mayers 2-14)

The battle between the bottom two sides in CPL 2020 produced an enthralling contest that went right down to the wire.

St Kitts & Nevis Patriots were the eventual victors in the action-packed game where Evin Lewis' epic 89 and Ben Dunk's superb cameo sealed their team's first win of the season.

Lewis' magnificent knock was embellished with sparkling strokeplay as he shellacked a total of nine maximums in his 60-ball stay at the crease.

The left-handed power-hitter took it upon himself to boost his side in the face of faltering batsmen on the other end with no other player able to provide solid support to him.

Chris Lynn's promising start alongside Lewis came to an end when he stepped back to connect a pull shot off Rashid Khan's googly but the ball skidded off the surface and struck him on the pads in front of the stumps.

Joshua Da Silva's stay lasted three balls when Jason Holder had him steer the ball to the wicketkeeper.

The veteran Denesh Ramdin crawled at a snail pace forcing Lewis to take frequent risks and opt for the aerial route. Lewis' moment of exuberance reached its peak when he slammed Hayden Walsh for a hat-trick of sixes in the ninth over.

Lewis finally got out in the penultimate over, leaving Dunk with the task of seeing his side through in a tricky chase.

The composed Dunk blasted his way to victory by depositing rookie pacer Nyeem Young for back-to-back sixes in the last over.

On the other hand, the Tridents' innings fell away in the middle overs before being revived by a healthy 56-run stand between Corey Anderson and Ashley Nurse. However, the death overs failed to yield the desired fireworks for Barbados and they posted a middling total of 151-7.

The wily spin bowling of Jon-Russ Jaggesar was the chief tormentor of Tridents' batting line-up as the 34-year-old picked two wickets for 17 runs in his dexterous spell.