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Lewis cracks century as trial ends in draw
Left handed batsman Evin Lewis stroked an excellent 110 as the trial match to select the national senior team for the Regional Four-day tournament ended in a draw at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Balmain, Couva yesterday.
Responding to Team A’s 296 all out, Team B finally ended their innings at 338 yesterday morning for a slim lead of 42 runs. Lewis then went to work as he scored freely against the Team B attack. He batted for 158 minutes, hitting ten fours and five sixes off the 132 balls he faced.
He and Marlon Barclay posted 52 for the opening stand, as the game ended with Team A’s score reading 207 for seven. Barclay scored 21 and Imran Khan got 22, as the others struggled against tight bowling. The pick of the bowlers for Team B were spinner Akeal Hosein 3/42 and Kavesh Kantasingh 3/43.
Meanwhile, the national selectors were meeting behind closed doors at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) while the match was going on yesterday, to select the national team for the opening encounter against the Windward Islands to be played in T&T, from next Friday as a day/night affair.
The T&T team is on a first round bye as the Regional Four-day tournament bowls off today with two matches.