Result
30th Match (N), Bridgetown, Sep 3 2017, Caribbean Premier League
128/9
(7/20 ov, target 129)
129/0
Patriots won by 10 wickets (with 78 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
1y
• The Report by Peter Della Penna

Lewis destroys Tridents to seal second place for Patriots

Evin Lewis shellacked an unbeaten 97 off 32 balls as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots ran down a target of 129 in seven overs, with all ten wickets intact on a record-breaking night in Bridgetown

Match centre 
Scorer: Thilak Ram
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Barbados Tridents128/9(20 overs)
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots129/0(7 overs)
Evin Lewis*97 (32)
Chris Gayle*22 (14)

9.30 pm I'm out of adjectives to describe the Patriots chase tonight. Their bowlers, led by Carlos Brathwaite's four wickets, did really well to restrict Tridents to 128. But it was a certain Patriots opener who absolutely blew the home team away. Evin Lewis smashed 11 sixes and six fours in 32 balls to smash 97 and take his team to second place. Barbados Tridents could not finish the tournament on the high they were looking for, but that simply sums up their season. It's been an amazing league stage and from now we begin our countdown to the play-off stage. Join us for the tournament's final three matches over the next week. For now, It's Sreshth and Akshay signing off. We hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the 30th match. Bye bye Bridgetown!

Winning captain Chris Gayle says: "It was a great view to watch Evin bat. We wanted to be positive, despite the low target. I gave Evin the strike, and he capitalised. I'm happy to sit back and let him take the charge. It's not a problem for me, in fact better for the team. We are at stage three now. Stage two was two finish in the top two. Trinidad (their opponents at the first qualifier) are a good team and we are looking forward for Tuesday. There's a lot of talent in the Caribbean actually. Most of these youngsters could not showcase their talent cause they're on the bench. Still a lot of talent in the Caribbean here. We missed Hasan (Ali) but Brandon King has stepped up too."

Losing captain Kieron Pollard said: That ending sums up our campaign. We didn't field well, we didn't bowl well and when it came down to it, we didn't bat well. Given the great players we have, it's a bitter pill to swallow. Need a couple of days to assess what went wrong. The guys did not step up. We have a lot of young guys who we expected much from. They will learn. All said, there have been some positives too. The boys will transpire on what happened this past month and I will introspect too. We'll come next year and try to do a lot better."

9.19 pm No surprises there. Evin Lewis is the Man of the Match. He says: "We didn't plan any assault. Looked to push on after getting the start. It hurts (on missing out on the hundred), but hitting 97 not out off 33 balls? I'll take that any day. I've been hitting the ball long and hard in the nets. Confident now and looking forward to the playoffs." Lewis' 11 sixes also equalled the record for most sixes in one innings of the CPL.

The Patriots innings, that went at over 18 runs an over, is the highest innings run-rate in the history of T20 cricket.

Rob Cotty: "very poor sportsmanship from Pollard." -- I can't imagine the sinking feeling Lewis must've felt when that was called a no ball. Irrespective, no one can take away the fact that this innings was a masterpiece. Take a bow, young man.

7.1
1nb
Pollard to Lewis, 1 no ball
short on middle stump and Keiron Pollard spoils the party! The umpire calls it a no ball, and even if it wasn't one, the umpire would've called it a wide anyway. Lewis deserved a hundred but Pollard decided to ruin the occasion. It's a very wide no ball, and I'm tempted to say that Pollard has just been a little naughty. Patriots win by ten wickets and with 78 balls to spare. Patriots players are not pleased with how the game ended, but Lewis doesn't care. He looks up at the skies and is congratulated by everyone. Dominating.

Patriots needed 129 to win today. And Lewis is on 97*. How did we even get here?

end of over 723 runs
STKNP: 128/0CRR: 18.28 • RRR: 0.07 • Need 1 from 78b
Evin Lewis97 (31)
Chris Gayle22 (14)
Damion Jacobs1-0-23-0
Kieron Pollard1-0-23-0
6.6
1
Jacobs to Lewis, 1 run
full outside off, cut away to the off side. It almost went for a four, but the sweeper-fielder does well to keep strike. Lewis on 97, Patriots need one more to win.

The record for fastest hundred (30 balls) is held by Lewis' batting partner Gayle.

6.5
6
Jacobs to Lewis, SIX runs
Oh what a beauty! It's full outside off and Lewis smacks that over long off's head for six more. This is unreal stuff. He's on 96 off 31 balls.
6.4
6
Jacobs to Lewis, SIX runs
short on middle and Lewis bends his back knee and sends that over deep mid wicket once again. A slightly-slower ball and allows the batsman to punish that. Lewis is on 90 now
6.4
1w
Jacobs to Lewis, 1 wide
short outside off, keeps low.
6.3
2
Jacobs to Lewis, 2 runs
fuller outside off, tries to cut but it's not timed well. Takes the outside edge and races away to deep cover
6.2
6
Jacobs to Lewis, SIX runs
very short on middle and Lewis gives it exactly the treatment it deserves. That's his ninth six! Rocks back and sends that over cow corner for half-a-dozen more. What did he eat for dinner?!
6.1
1
Jacobs to Gayle, 1 run
full outside off, bunted down the ground to long off. Gayle lazily walks to the other end.
end of over 623 runs
STKNP: 105/0CRR: 17.5 • RRR: 1.71 • Need 24 from 84b
Evin Lewis76 (26)
Chris Gayle21 (13)
Kieron Pollard1-0-23-0
Wahab Riaz2-0-27-0
5.6
6
Pollard to Lewis, SIX runs
short on middle and Lewis is really connecting these pulls. That maximum brings up the team's hundred. The first time a team has reached triple-figures inside the Powerplay overs in the CPL! Some hitting, this. Get me the highlight reel already
5.5
4
Pollard to Lewis, FOUR runs
full outside off and this time it's four more! Hit over mid off's head, and the ball smashes the advertisement board. Embarassingly easy for the Patriots openers
5.4
4
Pollard to Lewis, FOUR runs
full toss outside off, swatted between mid off and cover for four. No fielder at deep extra cover. Remember, we're still inside the powerplay overs.
5.3
Pollard to Lewis, no run
full on off, mistimed drive
5.2
6
Pollard to Lewis, SIX runs
short on middle and Lewis brings out another pull. Is he going to hole out to Kane Williamson? Nope, he won't. Goes inches over the diving KW for six.
5.2
1w
Pollard to Lewis, 1 wide
slower ball full outside off, Lewis just lets that go to the keeper. First defensive move from Lewis
5.1
2
Pollard to Lewis, 2 runs
short on middle, mistimes the pull to mid wicket. Parnell has a shy at the stumps and hits but the batsman was in anyway. Oh dear, overthrows. Allows the batsmen one extra run. And gets Lewis on strike

Before the game started: Evin Lewis had smashed 20 sixes this season. McCullum, the leader before the game, had 25. Now Lewis has 26.

end of over 518 runs
STKNP: 82/0CRR: 16.4 • RRR: 3.13 • Need 47 from 90b
Evin Lewis54 (20)
Chris Gayle21 (13)
Wahab Riaz2-0-27-0
Ryan Wiggins1-0-24-0
4.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Lewis, 1 run
full on off, driven to mid off and the batsmen scamper through for the single.
4.5
6
Wahab Riaz to Lewis, SIX runs
Unbelievable stuff! Short on middle and that's crunched over deep mid wicket for Lewis' fifty. Pulled emphatically and send out of the stadium (no really!) Fastest fifty of CPL 2017. Misses the tournament record by one ball.
4.5
1nb
Wahab Riaz to Lewis, 1 no ball
slow bouncer on middle stump, Lewis tries to pull that but misses it completely. Another no ball because it's the over's second bouncer
Best performances - batsmen
E Lewis
97 runs (32)
6 fours
11 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
pull
38 runs
0 fours
6 sixes
42483662413
T Webster
32 runs (25)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
cut shot
11 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
400560512
Best performances - bowlers
CR Brathwaite
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
4
Eco
3.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
T Shamsi
O
4
M
0
R
14
W
2
Eco
3.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots , elected to field first
SeriesCaribbean Premier League 2017
Player Of The Match
Evin Lewis
Season2017
Match days03 September 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Johan Cloete
Leslie Reifer
TV Umpire
Zahid Bassarath
Reserve Umpire
Jonathan Blades
Match Referee
Dev Govindjee
PointsSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots 2, Barbados Tridents 0