Stats: Evin Lewis' career-best sets unique record
Despite Evin Lewis' career-best ODI score and a five-wicket haul from Alzarri Joseph, West Indies ended up losing the rain-curtailed fourth ODI by D/L method. The visitors looked to be in the drivers after setting a massive total. However, rain came to the hosts' rescue as they got over the line with five wickets to spare and were ahead of the Par score when the rain that ended the game finally came down.
Here are some interesting statistical highlights from the game:
0 - No batsman has scored more runs before getting retired hurt than Evin Lewis. The opener's 176* beat the ODI record of 163* set by Sachin Tendulkar against New Zealand and international record of 165* by Australia's Charles Bannerman against England in the first ever Test in 1877
1 - Evin Lewis claimed the unwanted record of having the highest aggregate of top two scores in ODI losses. Lewis (176* and 148) claimed the record that was jointly-held by Sachin Tendulkar (175 and 146) and Rohit Sharma (171* and 150).
1 - This is the first time that four batsmen have scored 175+ in a calendar year. Faf du Plessis (185), Martin Guptill (181*), David Warner (179) and Evin Lewis (176*) are the players who have done it. In 2009, 2011 and 2015, three batsmen scored 175+ in a calendar year.
2 - Evin Lewis is in second place on the list of highest aggregate of a player's first two ODI hundreds. Only MS Dhoni (148 and 183*) has more than Lewis (148, 176*).
3 - West Indies registered the third highest ODI total when a team has lost their first wickets for under 50. From 33/3 they ended up with 356/5. Only Australia and India have managed a higher total after losing the first three wickets for under 50.
3 - This is only the third time in ODI history that a team has lost despite having a century and a five-wicket haul. The other times were West Indies against Pakistan and Australia against South Africa.
20 - At 20 years and 311 days, Alzarri Joseph is the youngest West Indies bowler to take a five-wicket haul in ODIs and also the youngest to take a fifer in ODIs in England.
94 - Evin Lewis' 94-ball century is the fastest ODI century by a West Indies batsman against England. The previous record was held by Brian Lara, who took 97 balls to get to the mark.
156 - Before Lewis' partnership with Holder, the previous-best fifth-wicket partnership for West Indies in ODIs was 156 between Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard.
162 - The previous-highest score at The Oval was by Jason Roy, who scored 162 against Sri Lanka in 2016. Now Lewis holds the record courtesy of his unbeaten 176.
176 - Lewis' unbeaten 176 was not only his career-best ODI score but also the fourth-best by a West Indies batsman. Only Chris Gayle (215) and Viv Richards (189* and 181) have scored more in an ODI for WI.
2007 - Before this match, the last time a West Indies batsman scored an ODI century in England was in 2007 when Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored 116 against England at Edgbaston.