Evin Lewis stroked his third Twenty20 International half-century to headline a feisty batting effort as West Indies brushed aside the ICC World XI by 72 runs in yesterday’s Hurricane Relief fundraiser at Lord’s.
Sent in, the Caribbean side piled up 199 for four from their 20 overs, with the left-handed Lewis blazing 58 from 26 deliveries.
Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin stroked an unbeaten 44, Marlon Samuels hit 32 while all-rounder Andre Russell lashed 21 not out.
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan proved expensive but was the leading wicket-taker with two for 48.
In reply, leg-spinner Samuel Badree (2-24) and seamer Russell (2-25) wrecked the top order as the World XI slumped to eight runs for four wickets in the fourth over. And though Sri Lankan Thisara Perera belted 61 from 37 balls, the World XI were dismissed for 127 with 20 balls remaining.
Meanwhile, a Court of Arbitration for Sport judging panel yesterday dismissed Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter’s appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for a positive doping test discovered eight years later.
In fresh analysis of Beijing samples by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2016, Carter tested positive for the banned stimulant that resulted in Jamaica being disqualified and stripped of the 4×100-meter relay title.
The CAS panel said it “could not accept any of the arguments raised by Nesta Carter contending that the test results should be ignored or the IOC (disciplinary) decision should otherwise be overturned for certain alleged failures.”