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Patriots register their first victory overpowering Zouks

Evin Lewis scored 73 off just 36 deliveries for the Patriots.
Evin Lewis scored 73 off just 36 deliveries for the Patriots.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 203-7 (Lewis 73) beat
St Lucia Zouks 145-5 (Watson 55) by 58 runs
Sixth Match, Caribbean Premier League, St Kitts

Evin Lewis smashed a 36-ball 73 at the top of the order as St Kits and Nevis Patriots secured their first win of the campaign by defeating St Lucia Zouks by 58 runs in a chase of 204 in the sixth match of the Caribbean Premier League in St Kitts.

St Lucia Zouks won the toss and opted to field first. Lendl Simmons (30) and Lewis (73) got the team off to a flying start and took the total to 69 for naught in the powerplay.

Simmons plundered 22 runs in the fourth over while Lewis took Darren Sammy (1-30) apart for 17 runs in the fifth.

Simmons fell in the seventh over but Lewis continued his onslaught and completed his fifty in just 28 balls. He followed it up with three sixes in the 10th over, taking St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to 114 for one at the halfway mark.

Faf du Plessis (9) and Lewis were dismissed in successive overs while Jonathan Carter (11) was sent back to the hut in the 15th over.

Despite losing wickets towards the death, Devon Thomas (48) played a crucial 27-ball cameo to push the total to 203 for seven in 20 overs.

Shane Watson (55) followed his three-wicket haul with a flurry of boundaries, giving St Lucia Zouks a perfect start. Along with Johnson Charles (40), Watson took the total to 55 for naught in the powerplay.

Watson was given a reprieve in the seventh over. The breakthrough came in the 10th over as Samuel Badree (2-22) removed Charles.

At the halfway mark, St Lucia Zouks reached 92 for one with Watson completing his 26-ball fifty.

Watson fell in the 12th over trying to up the ante while Andre Fletcher (1) followed suit in the next over. Following two tight overs, St Lucia Zouks needed 94 runs from the last 30 balls.

The St Kitts and Nevis Patriots bowlers gave away just two sixes in the last five overs as St Lucia Zouks only managed 145 for five, succumbing to a 58-run defeat.

With this win, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots leaped to the second spot while St Lucia Zouks are now placed fifth. Lewis was the man of the match.

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