Monday 17 June, 2019

Lewis retires hurt on 176 as WI set England victory target of 357

Opener Elvin Lewis retires hurt on 176.

Opener Elvin Lewis retires hurt on 176.

West Indies recovered from 33 for three to post 356 for five off their allotted 50 overs in the fourth One-Day International against England at The Kia Oval on Wednesday.

The Caribbean side was led by opener Elvin Lewis who retired hurt on 176 from 130 balls. He hammered 17 fours and seven sixes.

Lewis was taken off on a stretcher after being hit on the heel during the 47th over, bowled by Jake Ball. His innings was the fourth-highest in ODIs by a West Indian and the highest in all formats by a batsman retiring hurt.

Captain Jason Holder supported well with 77 from 62 balls, while Jason Mohammed scored 46 from 71 balls.

Explosive Jamaican batsman Chris Gayle was dismissed for two in the opening over.

West Indies are hoping to keep the series alive. They are trailing 2-0.

West Indies have made one change to the side that battled valiantly at Bristol until being derailed by Moeen Ali's pyrotechnics. The pace bowler, Alzarri Joseph, steps in for Devendra Bishoo's legspin.


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