Match Over - West Indies won by 9 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 09 Jul 2017, 17:30 SAST
  • Winner: West Indies
  • Man of the Match: E Lewis


  • Umpire1: N Duguid
  • Umpire2: LS Reifer
  • Third Umpire: JS Wilson



Overs: 18.3 / 20.0

West Indies



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0


And that is a wrap. West Indies stand in front of a sign that says "winners" with their nice and shiny trophy. With that image, I shall bug off. Thanks for feeding my narcissism.

"Very happy. Yesterday we asked for the batters to go out and experess themselves. I gave them the captain's incentive, whoever goes and gets a fifty gets half my match fee. We wanted to put smiles on the faces of the fans and that's what we come back to do," Carlos Brathwaite says after collecting the trophy. "We wanted to wrestle the game back against them. We've seen the IPL, we know how Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls at the death and we wanted to make him bowl more in the first few overs and that's a box ticked. Then Evin just played magnificently. He just played on, played through so big kudos to him. It was a good score on the board, but we always knew we could get it. Kestick Williams has produced a fantastic performance, carries it on from Pakistan to Afghanistan and here. His figures might not reflect it, but he got Kohli out, the direct hit, and in the sixth over he had two new batsmen in and that certainly helped"

Evin Lewis is Man of the Match. "It was a good game. Quality bowlers, and once you get a hundred against a team like India, it's a good hundred/ Five games in a row, in the ODIs, I didn't do well. But I kept believing in my ability and today I came out trumps. Chris going after the bowling makes it easier for me to score, so I'm thankful to bat with him and I hope I can keep doing my best for the West Indies"

"Even in the first innings, we could have added 25-30 extra. We were on course for 230. And in the field as well, we dropped a few chances and if you don't grab them you don't deserve to win," Virat Kohli says, "If you give a good start up the order, one batsman has to bat through. I think Dinesh was good, but we needed someone to get 80-90 which a team needs in T20 cricket, I think. Then we didn't start well with the ball and didn't field well either. All these games are good feeders of how guys react to situations. West Indies have a good T20 team, they have carried on with the same team for a couple of years. And in experimental stage, we'd have up and downs. But we need to keep going. One game in the ODis we lost, we won three convincingly. T20s is anyone's game, and one game doesn't make a series according to me. Overall, we enjoyed the tour"

2.15 pm It is (finally) presentation time. And Big Merv Dillion is among the people at the dais

1.55 pm Now how bout that for a Super Sunday, Jamaica? You might have wanted a Chris Gayle special. But hope you weren't too disappointed. He's getting hugs, a few are whispering in his ear and he's grinning like the kid caught staring at a naughty picture. Now why would you be embarrassed by all this attention? You worked hard for it! The third player after Gayle and McCullum to get two T20I centuries. The only player with a score as massive as 125 in a chase - 125 out of 194! That's 65% of the runs. And 57% of those came in sixes. There were 12 of them! And so West Indies achieve their highest chase at home, nine balls and nine wickets to spare.

"Top top top knock by Evin. Extremely well done bro. #keepitgoing" tweets ODI and Test captain Jason Holder.

Rajat Raj: "I missed bumrah"

Debajyoti: "If West Indies start playing ODI cricket like a T20, they might end up scoring more than what they actually do on most occasions.." Problem is, 50 overs is too long to bat like this.

Karan: "Will sound to harsh but it's a fact that jaddu and ashwin are not good spinners on good track. It's not one off day,if it would be england or south africa they would be all over them but with players of good spin bowling they never were any good just pick up the stats.We need wrist spinners more, when pitch is not offering something u must have them."

Abhishek Gupta: "Hey Alagappan .... Don't u think India is making their strength into weakness by not choosing the best bowlers just in quest of some extra 10-15 runs down the order..If you have to choose 4-5 bowlers they should be the best ones available.. Similar mistake india did in CT final " This was a flat pitch. I'm not sure too man bowlers would have come away with honours. I think, in T20Is, they need to change the way their batsmen play. They need to look to hit a boundary each ball. Kohli and Dhawan began like that - they hit 13 boundaries in the first six overs - their second-highest ever - but they needed more muscle in the middle-order.

Ray: "Its quite ironic that India cannot produce big hitters even from IPL. I think the world is benefiting more from IPL in terms of nurturing and finding players than India "

Abhishek Gupta: "Hey Muthu.. I disagree with u .. Good bowlers should be able to bowl everywhere.. Just see Bhuvi's figures.. I think India needs to re-think their strategy. They have arguably the best bowling pace attack in limited overs and they need to have faith in rather going the traditional way of picking 2-3 spinners. In CT20 they should have picked Umesh Yadav in place of Jadeja (as jadeja was not their best 4h bowler and for allrounder they had Pandaya). Here they should have picked Yadav in place of Ashwin (as Jadeja is in team as a all rounder)... Understand that this won't be published but just wanted to put my point across of India's mindless bowling selections in limited overs and turning their strength into weakness. Hope u don't block me after this :) "

18.3RA Jadeja to E Lewis, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, there we go! West Indies have won and Lewis finishes it off as he started it - with a six - and the highest score in a T20I chase. Length ball on leg stump, slog swept to smithereeeeeens.
18.2RA Jadeja to MN Samuels, 1 run, single to deep square leg, another slog.
18.1RA Jadeja to MN Samuels, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, midwicket apparently is feeling left out so Samuels takes care of its needs as he swings a length ball across the line.
End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 183/1 after 108 balls.
MN Samuels 31 (27b 4x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-27-0
E Lewis 119 (61b 6x4 11x6 ) more

Ishan Jain: "I saw a lot of videos on Dhoni's greatest stumpings & sixes on his b'day a couple of days ago, only to witness him missing two stumpings and getting out fairly cheaply."

Andrew: "Lewis' innings should finally make India see the merits of going with some fresh blood for T20 at the very least. It is high time the thinktank realises that the ODI blueprint does not work and it is the big hitters that rule this game. With the right personnel, you can do with one swing of the bat what it would otherwise take three to four balls to achieve."

End of over 17. 14 runs this over. 178/1 after 102 balls.
MN Samuels 27 (21b 3x4 1x6 ) RA Jadeja 3-0-30-0
E Lewis 119 (61b 6x4 11x6 ) more

Vishnu S: "Winning with huge wicket margin and dashing run chase, Is this WI's way of saying, We are one hell of a team!!" Or we are the world champions.

Ezra Moseley: "see da ball, hit da ball!" Hear hear!

End of over 16. 15 runs this over. 164/1 after 96 balls.
E Lewis 106 (56b 6x4 9x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-34-1
MN Samuels 26 (20b 3x4 1x6 ) more

"That is a pretty disrespectful gesture. Players kiss their helmets on reaching 100, not throw them on the ground." Naman finds fault with what has otherwise been a brilliant T20 innings

End of over 15. 14 runs this over. 149/1 after 89 balls.
E Lewis 100 (53b 5x4 9x6 ) RA Jadeja 2-0-16-0
MN Samuels 21 (16b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 16 runs this over. 135/1 after 84 balls.
MN Samuels 21 (16b 2x4 1x6 ) Mohammed Shami 3-0-46-0
E Lewis 87 (48b 5x4 7x6 ) more
End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 119/1 after 77 balls.
E Lewis 86 (46b 5x4 7x6 ) RA Jadeja 1-0-2-0
MN Samuels 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

India holding on by the skin of their teeth as the equation remains 72 off 42... Shami set to bowl another. He's 2 overs for 30 runs

End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 111/1 after 70 balls.
E Lewis 80 (43b 5x4 6x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 2-0-17-1
MN Samuels 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ganesh: "India truly missing Pandya here, he surely would have added 10 to 15 runs in the batting and not to forget he troubled Lewis in the ODI series regularly."

End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 105/1 after 65 balls.
E Lewis 79 (41b 5x4 6x6 ) Mohammed Shami 2-0-29-0
MN Samuels 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Only Gayle and Baz have two T20I centuries. Lewis is 21 short

Jignesh: "Where is sir Jadeja? Why kohli is not trying Jadeja or at least jadhav?" Possibly worried about the grave psychological damage Lewis might do to them.

Santhosh: "Jadhav could be the guy with a golden arm for India here. "

End of over 10. 9 runs this over. 95/1 after 60 balls.
MN Samuels 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) R Ashwin 4-0-39-0
E Lewis 70 (36b 5x4 5x6 ) more

NAGARAJAN: "One thing is certain - Lewis will replace Gayle in RCB next year"

Lewis has now scored more runs in this innings than in the whole ODI series, which prompts sankar4787 to thoughtfully muse: "So, Lewis ... What happened during the ODI series!!?? Where did you hide all these powers?? "

End of over 9. 3 runs this over. 85/1 after 53 balls.
MN Samuels 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 2-0-11-1
E Lewis 61 (31b 5x4 4x6 ) more

Subodh Yeole : "One wicket here or there and we will have 3-4 in a hurry. " Well, there it is. But West Indies have a double World T20 winning hero Marlon Samuels now at the crease

End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 82/0 after 47 balls.
E Lewis 61 (29b 5x4 4x6 ) R Ashwin 3-0-30-0
CH Gayle 18 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 9 runs this over. 75/0 after 42 balls.
CH Gayle 17 (15b 1x4 1x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 1-0-9-0
E Lewis 56 (27b 4x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 6. 14 runs this over. 66/0 after 36 balls.
E Lewis 47 (23b 4x4 3x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-23-0
CH Gayle 17 (13b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 5. 16 runs this over. 52/0 after 29 balls.
E Lewis 35 (18b 3x4 2x6 ) R Ashwin 2-0-23-0
CH Gayle 15 (11b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Stat alert from Sid Monga: Lewis in his last T2I against India: 100 off 49. In five ODIs since: 67 off 121 balls. Back in T20I: 35 off 17

End of over 4. 19 runs this over. 36/0 after 24 balls.
E Lewis 21 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) Mohammed Shami 1-0-19-0
CH Gayle 14 (10b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Dhoni and Kohli made to have an early meeting

"Want to put this out before Shami's performance today. I just feel he is not a good T20 bowler, and given his importance in tests and ODI, he should be kept away from T20I matches" Ouch. how long did you hold that in for, ImperfectRogue

Mohammad : "Gayle hasn't played since 2016 World Cup. Hopefully he can find his big hitting form in this big run chase" He's played the IPL and PSL though. But you're right, first international game

End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 17/0 after 18 balls.
E Lewis 7 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-9-0
CH Gayle 9 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Very noticeable that India and Bhuvi do not want to give swinging room to the West Indian openers. Tucking them up with short of a length balls on leg stump

DJ: "Hey AL, little off the topic this but what are your thoughts on the Indian team for Tests against SL. What did Jayant do wrong? If I remember right he took wickets scored runs and was decent in field" Ah, yes. Lovely batsman too. Perhaps India think they do not need more than Ashwin and Jadeja as spinners away from home. Plus with Rohit Sharma coming back, one spot had to open up. Karun Nair's been booted too. And Shikhar Dhawan's one-day form hasn't persuaded the selectors either

Jasir: "Did anyone realise that Ashwin's imitating Washington Sundar's bowling action?!" Well, they are from the same state team. So must have shared some secrets

End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 13/0 after 12 balls.
CH Gayle 8 (7b 0x4 1x6 ) R Ashwin 1-0-7-0
E Lewis 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
E Lewis 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-5-0
CH Gayle 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
CH GayleC MS Dhoni B Kuldeep Yadav18201190
E Lewisnot out 12562612201.61
MN Samuelsnot out 362951124.14
CAK Walton -
KA Pollard -
R Powell -
CR Brathwaite -
SP Narine -
S Badree -
JE Taylor -
KOK Williams -
Total 194/1
B Kumar4.002706.75
R Ashwin4.003909.75
Mohammed Shami3.0046015.33
Kuldeep Yadav4.003418.5
RA Jadeja3.3041011.71