Once again, it was Evin Lewis’ day against India as he creates records with his second T20I century and that too against the same team. West Indies show India that they are far better than them in the shortest version of the game, winning it by 9 wickets and 9 balls to spare. They made the total of 191 look like a modest one as they chased it down in a hurry. Lewis scored another century as he carried his bat, scoring 125 unbeaten with the help of 12 humongous sixes and 6 fours. None could stop him, Indian fielders dropped him twice. First, it was Shami then it was Karthik as they both tried to avoid collision with skipper Virat Kohli.
It was a terrible day for Indian fielders in the field. Rarest of rarest instances you see MS Dhoni missing a stumping chance and today he missed two along with a dropped catch. Pretty ordinary bowling and fielding from India as they barely looked in the game as soon as Lewis started striking the ball. He even made Chris Gayle look like an amateur with whom he put on a 66-run first wicket partnership.
Marlon Samuels played the role of an anchor as Lewis was smashing the ball for sixes. Samuels scored 39 from 26 balls. Only Kuldeep Yadav could manage to make an impact as he took the wicket of Gayle followed by a few dropped catches.
Earlier, Indian batting got off to a great start as Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan smashed the ball to boundary pretty often in the powerplay overs. Kohli scored 39 whereas Dhawan got run out after a horrible mix-up with Rishabh Pant. Karthik missed out on his half-century as he got out on 48. Pant scored 38 but got out in death overs.
Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav could not do much. In the death overs, Jadeja and Ashwin got India to a fighting total with their respective cameos. Jerome Taylor, Kesrick Williams picked up two wickets each whereas Samuels picked up one.
Lewis became the batsmen with highest score in a successful run chase. He also became the third batsmen to score 2 centuries in T20Is and first to score it against a single team.
West Indies 194/1 in 18.3 overs (Evin Lewis 125, Marlon Samuels 39; Kuldeep Yadav 1 for 34) beat India 190/6 in 20 overs (Dinesh Karthik 48, Virat Kohli 39; Jerome Taylor 2 for 31, Kesrick Williams 2 for 42) by 9 wickets.