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India vs West Indies T20I: Turning Point - Evin Lewis Dropped Twice

It was an unusual off-day in the field for the Indian fielder as they dropped couple of catches which cost them the one-off T20I against West Indies at the Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday.

Cricketnext Staff |July 10, 2017, 1:46 AM IST
India vs West Indies T20I: Turning Point - Evin Lewis Dropped Twice

It was an unusual off-day in the field for the Indian fielder as they dropped couple of catches which cost them the one-off T20I against West Indies at the Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday.

Chasing a fighting target of 191, the hosts had started brightly in the chase, with Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle taking the attack to India. Lewis was playing the role of the aggressor and in no time he reached into his 40s, courtesy of some sublime hitting.

Windies cross the 50-run mark in just 5 overs and they were going all guns blazing towards the Indian score. It was on the last ball of the sixth over that an opportunity presented itself to the visitors but they fluffed their lines.

Lewis (batting at 46) skied a Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivery and it went straight up in the air and it was falling at mid-on. Virat Kohli — who was fielding at long-on — dashed inside to catch it. However, at the same time Shami, who was fielding at mid-off came running from his position. Both distracted each other and couldn't take the catch.

Then in the next over, Lewis (now batting at 55) skied another delivery towards long-off, where Dinesh Karthik dropped him. Lewis made the most of his lives and took West Indies over the line by slamming his second T20I century against India.

"We were on course for 230. And in the field as well, we dropped a few chances and if you don't grab them you don't deserve to win," said skipper Virat Kohli after the end of the match.

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