The West Indies  comprehensively defeated the ICC World XI in a charity match at the Lord’s. The match, held to raise funds for the refurbishment of five cricket stadiums in The Caribbean, was given T20 International status by ICC. Shahid Afridi came out of international retirement to lead the World XI after Eoin Morgan was ruled out with an injury. Afridi left the ground for one last time amidst tumultuous applause.

West Indies posted 199 after being asked to bat. Chris Gayle (18) and Evis Lewis (58) added 75 for the first wicket; then contributions from Marlon Samuels (43), Denesh Ramdin (44*) and quick runs from Andre Russell (21*) took West Indies to a competitive total.

World XI then collapsed to 8 for 4 inside 5 overs overs. Every West Indian bowler except Ashley Nurse got wickets. Kesrick Williams was the highest wicket-taker with 3 for 42, which included the wicket of Thisara Perera. Thisara fought hard with 61 off 37 balls as wickets fell at the other end. West Indies bowled World XI out for 127 winning the match by 72 runs.

World XI opted to bowl against West Indies © Getty Images
World XI opted to bowl against West Indies © Getty Images
Evin Lewis was the top scorer for West Indies scoring 58 runs © Getty Images
Evin Lewis was the top scorer for West Indies, with 58 © Getty Images
Thisara Perera fought hard with his 61 but failed to win it for the team © Getty Images
Thisara Perera fought hard with his 61 but failed to win it for the team © Getty Images
Shahid Afridi left the field for the final time © Getty Images
Shahid Afridi left the field for the final time © Getty Images
Kesrick Williams picked 3 for 42 including the main wicket of Thisara Perera © Getty Images
Kesrick Williams picked 3 for 42, including the main wicket of Thisara Perera © Getty Images
West Indies comfortably won the match by 72 runs © Getty Images
West Indies comfortably won the match by 72 runs © Getty Images

Brief Scores:

West Indies 199 for 4 in 20 overs (Evin Lewis 58, Denesh Ramdin 44*; Rashid Khan 4-0-48-2) beat World XI 127 in 16.4 overs (Thisara Perera 61, Shoib Malik 12; Kesrick Williams 3.2-0-42-3, Samuel Badree 3-1-4-2) by 72 runs.

Man of the match: Evin Lewis.