Just before the second half of the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Evin Lewis of Rajasthan Royals has scored a century in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He smashed 11 sixes and 5 fours in 52 balls to not only win the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots against Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan’s team Trinbago Knight Riders, but also got the team a ticket to the semi-finals of the tournament. He completed his century with a six.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the match by 8 wickets to book a place in the semi-finals. Lewis was included by Rajasthan Royals last month as a replacement for England wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Butler, who withdrew from the tournament. Lewis is the fourth-highest run-scorer for West Indies in T20 Internationals, while the second-highest six-scorer behind Chris Gayle (121). He has 103 sixes in his name while scoring 1318 runs in 45 matches.
Such was the thrill of the match
Knight Riders could only manage 159 for seven in front of the fine bowling of John Russ Jagsar (3 for 32) and Dominic Drakes (3 for 33). Colin Munro scored 47 runs for the team while Sunil Narine played an unbeaten 33.
The Patriots responded with an unbeaten 102 off 52 balls with the help of 11 sixes and five fours and 160 for two in 14.4 overs thanks to his 67-run partnership with Chris Gayle (35) in six overs. Made an easy win.