The opener struck 11 sixes in a memorable display on a poor night for Knight Riders
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 160 for 2 (Lewis 102*) beat Trinbago Knight Riders 159 for 7 (Munro 47, Jaggesar 3-32, Drakes 3-33) by eight wickets
Lewis, who was dropped on 29 in what was a poor bowling and fielding display from Knight Riders, plundered 11 sixes in a fantastic innings – the last of which over fine leg took him to three figures in what became the final over the match. It was his fifth T20 hundred and first since January 2019.
The result left Knight Riders second in the table, one of three teams on 10 points, heading into the final round of matches on Sunday and any of those teams could be in danger from Jamaica Tallawahs on eight points.
Only Narine gave Knight Riders any element of control with the ball and Patriots knew they were so far ahead of the game they could play him out. Pollard brought himself on and should have had Lewis first ball but Akeal Hosein spilled the chance and though he then removed Thomas the over went for 20.
That was followed by Hosein’s night not getting any better when he was taken for 18 in the next and the required rate was well under a run-a-ball before the midway mark of the chase, leaving Lewis to add the memorable finishing touches.
Knight Riders had made a sluggish start with the bat; 12 had come from the opening over but by the end of the Powerplay they were 28 for 2 with Naseem Shah’s first two overs costing just five.
Munro and Bravo rebuilt and upped the tempo before Jaggesar pushed one through Bravo when he missed a pull. The 15th over really dented Knight Riders when Munro was superbly caught at deep midwicket and Pollard edged behind first ball where substitute keeper Joshua Da Silva held on with a juggle.
Narine struck two of his first three deliveries straight for six but the 17th over from Dominic Drakes (two runs) and the last from Naseem (eight runs) kept a lid on the scoring rate.
Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo