West Indies break record T20 losing streak

LUCKNOW, India (AFP) – West Indies captain Kieron Pollard was a relieved man after his side hammered Afghanistan to end their longest losing streak in Twenty20 internationals.

Opener Evin Lewis hit 68 off 41 balls and Pollard made an unbeaten 32 of 21 balls and took two key wickets to claim man of the match honours as West Indies won the game by 30 runs.

West Indies, who had lost their seven previous T20s this year, made 164-5 from their 20 overs and then restricted Afghanistan to 134-9. “It’s always good to contribute but it’s always better to contribute in the winning cause,” Pollard said after the game late on Thursday.

Pollard also said the Caribbean bowlers had performed “magnificently” despite being a bowler short.