West Indies win big against Tamim’s World XI

Andy Flower

Andy Flower

Evin Lewis smashed a quick-fire fifty while spinner Samuel Badree produced one of the most economical spells in worldwide cricket as West Indies outplayed Shahid Afridi-led World XI in all departments of the game.

The charity match was to raise funds to rebuild stadia in Anguilla and Dominica ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.

Earlier, the World XI won the toss and elected to field first against West Indies.

Rashid took two price wickets but went for 48 runs.

Lewis struck 58 off 26 balls, including five sixes and as many fours in a West Indies' total of 4/199 with Marlon Samuels contributing 43 and Denesh Ramdin 44 not out. It meant that it was an global game and questions whether Afridi would be playing more worldwide cricket again cropped up. Kesrick Williams picked 3 for 42 for West Indies.

At one point reduced to 45/5, the only resistance came from Sri Lanka's Thisarra Perera, who smashed 61 from 37 balls. While Chris Gayle struggled to find the middle of the bat, Lewis raced to 50 from just 23 balls as he hit the World XI bowlers to all parts of the ground.

Samuels was also in the mood to swing, nailing four sixes and a couple of fours off 22 balls, before Ramdin and Russell boosted the tally at the end of the innings. Andre Russell scored some valuable runs on his return to Windies after two years.

Malik was given lbw for 12 off Windies captain Carlos Brathwaite.

Pandya has also opted out since then, to be replaced by countrymate Mohammed Shami, who has also been swapped with Tymal Mills, while Sam Billings has filled in for Morgan.

Keeping that in mind, it's quite poignant that Shahid Afridi, a Pakistani legend, will lead the World XI side at Lord's for the one-off T20I on Thursday, 31 May. Russell sent Tamim Iqbal for 2 in the second over which was followed by a double wicket maiden over by Samuel Badree as he took dismissed Luke Ronchi and Dinesh Karthik for ducks.

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