West Indies opener Lendl Simmons thumped an unbeaten 91 in 40 balls to guide his team to a nine-wicket win over Ireland on Sunday, levelling the rain-affected three-match T20 series at 1-1.
Simmons, who turns 35 this week, hit 10 sixes and five fours and shared a match-winning 133-run opening partnership with Evin Lewis who made 46 at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis.
Dwayne Bravo and captain Kieron Pollard took three wickets each as the West Indies bowled out Ireland for 138 in 19.1 overs and Simmons made a 28-ball half century on his way to steering the West Indies to their winning target in only 11 overs.
"I have the freedom in this team to go out and express myself and the licence to go out there and do what I do best," Simmons said.
"I didn't get a score in the first game or the second game but I got a score in this game and I'm happy with that."
Ireland won the first match of the series by four runs while the second match, on Saturday, was rained out without a result.
The performance was a reminder of the threat posed by the West Indies in the shortest format as they prepare to defend their 2016 title at the T20 World Cup in Australia, which begins in October.
"I missed the last World Cup being injured and this year's World Cup is eight months away and we have a lot of time to prepare and a lot to get going right so I'm looking forward to that," Simmons said.
Australian Associated Press