Lewis shines again as Windies win relief T20

Lewis shines again as Windies win relief T20

A galaxy of stars are seen at Lord's to help raise funds for the refurbishment of five cricket stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged by hurricanes in 2017. Rashid Khan picked 2 for 48 for the World XI. Before they'd found their bearings they'd been reduced to 8 for 4, with Samuel Badree scalping Luke Ronchi and Denesh Karthik for ducks in his opening over, either side of Russell seeing off the opener, Tamim Iqbal and Sam Billings.

ICC XI skipper Afridi sent back Fletcher (7).

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who captained World XI, also donated $20,000 from his foundation towards the cause, while players from both teams donated their match fees.

The full worldwide status meant player statistics, such as wickets taken and runs scored, were included in players global records.

Thisara Perera's late burst was not enough to get the World XI past West Indies in the 1st T20 of the ICC World XI tour of England at London last evening. Part of the campaign was a cricket match that was played at Edgbaston and featured the likes of Imran Khan and Ian Botham in the World XI.

For all that this is an event meant to help a worthy cause, with numerous world's best players set to be involved and with the opponents being World T20 champions West Indies, it is sure to be worth following as a cricket spectacle alone. He showed that first slamming a 10-ball 21 not out with three sixes to hitch the Windies total to 199/4 and then doing exceedingly well with the new ball.

Chasing a stiff target of 200, Afridi-led World XI was dismissed for 127 runs in 16.4 overs.

"That's something I'll never forget (about the guard of honour)". From then, he has never talked about coming back to worldwide cricket.

West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite said: "For those affected by the hurricanes, there have been people left homeless, and have had their lives devastated. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported this", Afridi said.