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IPL 2018: Evin Lewis gives Mumbai Indians opening boost vs Rajasthan Royals

Mumbai Indians opener Evin Lewis scored 60 runs in their IPL 2018 game against Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on Sunday.

cricket Updated: May 13, 2018 21:38 IST
Bihan Sengupta
Bihan Sengupta
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Mumbai Indians’ Evin Lewis celebrates after scoring fifty in an IPL 2018 game against Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians’ Evin Lewis celebrates after scoring fifty in an IPL 2018 game against Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on Sunday.(AP)

Mumbai Indians were off to yet another flying start, here at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, as Evin Lewis (60) notched up his second half-century of IPL 2018. (MI v RR blog | Scorecard)

Opting to field after winning the toss, Rajasthan Royals put themselves on the back foot early on as Krishnappa Gowtham and Stuart Binny dropped Suryakumar Yadav and Lewis in consecutive overs.

Although Yadav had started things on an attacking note, it was Lewis who took up the charge after powerplay, to up the ante.

Batting on 23 off 17 balls, including two boundaries that he picked up in the sixth over, Lewis slammed Shreyas Gopal for two consecutive sixes in the ninth over — first sweeping one over fine leg before stepping out and dislodging the ball over long on.

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With Yadav and Rohit Sharma departing in the space of two deliveries, Lewis took the back seat for a while, to rotate the strike with young Ishan Kishan, who survived the hat-trick delivery of Jofra Archer.

He then brought up his half-century in fine style as he sent a towering six right up to the press box to reach the mark in 37 deliveries.

However, just as it seemed he would take charge and lead the hosts to a respectable total, Lewis was caught at deep point, trying to hit Dhawal Kulkarni for a second consecutive six.

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