St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 199 for 5 (Lewis 82) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 80 (Shamsi 4-23, Cottrell 3-15) by 119 runs
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Evin Lewis' boundary-laden 82 led St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots to the second-largest win in a T20 competition in the West Indies and the largest in CPL history, as Patriots thrashed Jamaica Tallawahs by 119 runs in Basseterre.
Lewis and Martin Guptill got stuck in right from the beginning, clobbering three fours and four sixes in the first six overs. Rusty Theron ended Guptill's 25-ball 35 in the eighth over, but Lewis showed no signs of letting up. He smashed Nikita Miller for two fours in the next over and Andre Russell for two sixes in the following over. The second-wicket stand of 72 in 42 balls between Marlon Samuels and Lewis - in which Samuels contributed 19 - gave the Patriots the ideal platform to reach 200, a feat that had been achieved just twice since the CPL's inception in 2013. Though Lewis and Samuels were dismissed in consecutive overs, Carlos Brathwaite ensured there wouldn't be a shift in momentum with an 18-ball 36, which ensured the Patriots got to 199 for 5.
In reply Tallawahs lost Chris Gayle, who had scored half-centuries in his last two games, in the second over for 8 and were never in the game after that. A brief 25-run third-wicket stand between Chris Lynn and Mahela Jayawardene was the best partnership of the innings. They lost wickets in clumps and were eventually bowled out for 80 in 16 overs. South African chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi picked up 4 for 23 - his career-best figures - and Sheldon Cottrell took three wickets, those of the top-three batsmen.