Akash Das / Sports Correspondent:
West Indies opener Evin Lewis batted hard to win the first T20 match of the series against South Africa by 8 wickets.
West Indies captain Kiran Pollard decided to bowl first after winning the toss in the first T20 match of the series against visiting South Africa yesterday.
Alin returned Henriques with 33 runs, justifying the captain’s decision. Henriques returned with 22 runs.
From the beginning, De Kock was very good over the Caribbean bowlers, but he returned with 37 runs. When Van Dussen was dreaming of a big score for the Proteas, he was bowled out for 22 by Alin.
And at the end of the innings, if the Castle-Millers could not give Dusen a worthy company, the visitors lost 6 wickets at the end of the allotted 20 overs and got 160 runs.
Dussen remained unbeaten on 56 off 38 balls with four fours and two sixes. Allen and Dwayne Bravo took 2 wickets each for West Indies. Russell and Holder took 1 wicket each.
West Indies got off to a great start with Lewis and Fletcher batting for 161 runs. The opening pair of 85 runs from just 42 balls. Fletcher was run out for 30 runs.
On the other hand, Lewis made 71 runs off 35 balls with the help of 7 huge sixes and 4 fours. After the departure of Lewis, Andre Russell and Chris Gayle completed the rest of their winning streak. Gayle made 32 off 24 balls while 23 runs off 12 balls came from Russell’s bat.