Last year in August, Evin Lewis was playing his second T20 international in Florida. In his debut T20I in March in 2016 against Afghanistan, he was dismissed for a duck. In Florida, he made a century against India. A stunning display of power-hitting, Lewis scored a record number of sixes against India in his innings.
11 months later, Lewis broke his own record of most sixes by a player against India in T20 International as he scored his second century in the shortest format of the game. He scored an unbeaten 125 against India to guide his team to a nine-wicket win over India in the only T20I at Kingston.
With his unbeaten 125, Lewis scored the highest individual score by a batsman in the shortest format of the game as West Indies romped to a nine-wicket win over India.
The West Indies opener began his innings on a slow note hitting just seven runs from 10 balls. But, it took just one over to shift gears. The fourth over of the innings, bowled by Mohammed Shami, was taken for 19 runs out of which 14, including three boundaries, were scored by Lewis.
He brought up his half-century off 24 balls with a six and a chance gone begging. When on 47, Lewis mistimed and sent it way up in the air. Shami from mid-off and Virat Kohli from long-on ran for the catch. Both avoided the collision but the catch was dropped.
Eight runs later, Lewis sent a ball high up towards the point region but Dinesh Karthik made a mess of the catch. That was all he offered and scored a century off 53 balls.
Lewis finished with unbeaten 125, the highest individual score by a batsman in T20Is. His innings included 12 sixes, a record against India in the T20 format.
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