Red Steel burn Zouks
PORT OF SPAIN – Evin Lewis stroked his second cameo half-century in as many days, as Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel steamrolled St Lucia Zouks with minimum fuss, to post their fourth game on the trot in the Caribbean Premier League Sunday night.
Chasing an uncomplicated 137 for victory at Queen’s Park Oval, Red Steel raced to their target in the 15th over, to complete an easy nine-wicket triumph and their fifth of the competition.
The left-handed Lewis followed up his 72 against Jamaica Tallawahs on Friday with an equally electrifying top score of 77 from a mere 45 balls, as he put on an up-tempo 129 for the first wicket with Irishman Kevin O’Brien who finished unbeaten on 55.
Lewis smashed 12 fours and two sixes to decimate the docile Zouks attack and by the time he top-edged a pull at off-spinner Shane Shillingford to Johnson Charles at midwicket in the 14th over, Red Steel’s victory had been assured.
O’Brien played second fiddle but was by no means any less effective, cracking three fours and three sixes in his 44-ball innings.
It was he who took Red Steel over the line, lifting left-arm spinner Garey Mathurin over midwicket for a couple. (CMC)