Dubai. Evin Lewis got off to a strong start in the do or die match for Rajasthan Royals. Not only this, leaving behind his IPL failure, Lewis also scored a half-century after three years. This is the 37th half-century of his T20 career. The team had completed 100 runs in 11 overs. However, the team later faltered. Lewis had also performed brilliantly in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in the past and made the team champion.
This is the third season of IPL for 29-year-old left-handed batsman Evin Lewis. In 2018, he scored 382 runs in 13 matches at an average of 29. The strike rate was 138. Also scored 2 half-centuries. But in 2019 he could not repeat this performance. He got a chance to play in only 3 matches. Scored 48 runs at an average of 16. The strike rate was only 92. He didn’t play in 2020. But in three matches of the current season, he has scored 100 runs at an average of 33. The strike rate is of 161. Has hit 13 fours and 4 sixes. That is, he scored 76 runs from the boundary. He has scored double the runs since the last season. Against RCB, he was dismissed for 58 off 37 balls. Hit 5 fours and 3 sixes.
Have scored 5 centuries in T20
Prior to this match, Evin Lewis had scored 5304 runs in 184 T20 matches at an average of 32. Scored 5 centuries and 36 half-centuries. Strike rate is 145. He has hit 424 fours and 369 sixes. He has scored 1318 runs in 45 T20 Internationals at an average of 32. Has scored 2 centuries and 9 half-centuries. Hit 103 sixes. Playing for St Kitts in the current season of CPL, Lewis scored 426 runs in 11 matches at an average of 47. Scored one century and three half-centuries. The strike rate was 163. Hit 25 fours and 38 sixes.
The playing-11 of both the teams is like this
RCB’s Playing XI– Virat Kohli (capt), Devdutt Padikkal, S Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Christian, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, George Garten and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rajasthan Royals Playing 11: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (Captain), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakaria, Rahul Tewatia and Karthik Tyagi.