Mumbai—Evin Lewis’ father believes that his son deserved the Man of the Match award against Sri Lanka.
Kusal Mendis, the member of the winning side, won the MoM against West Indies in the tri-nation 50-over ODI played at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo on Wednesday.
Earl Leiws, a labourer with the Regional Cope ration in Trinidad, speaking exclusively, said, “it doesn’t matter who won the match (ultimately), (but) if a batsman played a fine innings or a bowler got a five wicket haul, he deserves to be the Man of the Match”.
Mendis (and Niroshan Dickwella both) scored 94 runs, whereas, Evin Lewis’ innings had 148 runs, which included 15 fours and four sixes.
“They both played a fine innings but just didn’t carry on to make a hundred and I don’t want to take away credit, but I guess my son also played a good match. It was one of his best batting performances. It was unfortunate he did not get to 150″, the father added.
“I spoke to my son and congratulated him on a well-played innings and that we are proud of him”.
“The match was a thriller. Sri Lanka played a fine innings to get to 330. However, we made a good run chase but sadly lost by 1 run”.
“We will beat Zimbabwe on Friday to revenge the loss against Sri Lanka in the final (on Sunday)”, the senior Lewis signed off.
Earl’s wife, Dawn, a police officer was at work and could not watch her son’s game on Wednesday.