Evin Lewishelps West Indies beat Afghanistan in T20 series opener


Evin Lewis smashed 68 from 41 balls as the West Indies comfortably beat Afghanistan by 30 runs in the first T20 international of their three-match series.

Lewis cracked four fours and six sixes at the top of the order as the West Indies posted 164-5 from their 20 overs, with captain Kieron Pollard also contributing an unbeaten 32 off 22 in a late cameo.

Afghanistan limped out of the gates in reply, losing two wickets for seven runs in the opening three overs; Hazratullah Zazai (23), Asghar Afghan (25) and Najibullah Zadran (27) all threatened only to depart at crucial moments.