West Indies thrashed ICC World XI by 72 runs in a charity match played for raising funds for Hurricane victims. The match was played at the home of cricket, Lords. Evin Lewis starred for West Indies as they set a target of 200 for ICC World XI to chase. ICC WXI were not up to the mark as they were bundled out for a paltry 127. Perera scored highest with 67 runs. No one else got into the party to see the WXI through.
In this article, we will list out the game-changing moments or the high points of the match.
1-6 over: West Indies got off to a rollicking start, smashing 51 in the first six overs without the loss of a wicket. That laid the platform for the final onslaught, hence we feel that was a important phase of the game. What was startling here is that Gayle scored 10 off 17 balls and Lewis hit 39 off 19 balls. Just goes to show how contrasting things were.
8th Over: Rashid Khan gets the ever-so-dangerous Lewis OUT for 58 off 26 balls. That Rashid Khan over helped ICC WXI stem the flow of runs. Rashid struck in his very first over.
11th Over: Chris Gayle’s wicket fell, he departed for 18 off 28 balls. Malik got rid of Gayle. It was an important wicket as Gayle was just looking to cut loose the.
Watch Evin Lewis’ maverick knock.
2-4 over: ICC World XI lost four wickets in three overs. That set them back. The wickets include Tamim Iqbal, Luke Ronchi, Dinesh Karthik and Sam Billings. Badree picked two wickets among them.
13th over: Shahid Afridi lost his wicket and that made the fans unhappy. hat was also an EPIC moment in the match.
Brief Scores, WXI vs WI:
- West Indies 199/4 (Evin Lewis 58, Dinesh Ramdin 44*, Marlon Samuels 43; Rashid Khan 2/48)
- World XI (Thisara Perera 61, Shoaib Malik 12; Kesrick Williams 3/41, Samuel Badree 2/4)