Evin Lewis smashed a dazzling century as West Indies defeated Ireland by five wickets yesterday to complete a 3-0 sweep of the One-Day International (ODI) series.

According to the Jamaica Observer, Opener Lewis hit his third one-day ton off 96 balls with six boundaries and five huge sixes at the National Stadium in Grenada, as West Indies reached their rain-revised target of 197 with 64 balls to spare.

The 28-year-old left-handed Lewis had made an unbeaten 99 in the first game in Barbados, which his team won also by five wickets.

Lewis, a Trinidadian said at the trophy presentation all the hard work I’ve done in the nets has paid off.

This was an opportunity for my first hundred in the Caribbean, and it’s great to get a series win. I’ve been hungry for runs.”

Lewis had reached his 50 off 41 balls while laying the foundation for a comfortable win, thanks to a 100-run partnership with Brandon King (38 off 43 balls) for the third wicket.

He reached his century with a midwicket flourish off medium-pacer Craig Young before falling next ball trying for a big drive, caught by Kevin O’Brien.



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