Feb. 7, 2021, 3:25 p.m.
West Indies Vs Bangladesh – Match Report – Test 1 Day 5
West Indies v Bangladesh | 5th Day, 1st Test
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
In one of the most amazing performances in Test cricket history, Kyle Mayers made double century in his second Test innings as West Indies won the first Test match against Bangladesh on Sunday.
The left-hander made 210 not out a West Indies scored 395-7 — their second highest successful run chase in our Test history and the highest successful run chase in Asia. It followed up his impressive first innings of 40.”We knew if we took to tea, our team had a chance to win” – Kyle MayersPlay Video
He was named Man of the Match and said:
“I’m always a positive person always believed in my ability and felt the team could do something special. We never gave up we all said to keep fighting. The skipper and the coach kept us in the game kept us believing and the bowlers did a great job to inspire us.”
“It’s a great feeling to play Test, to score a hundred, to get a double, and to win this match. This is the highest score of my life, so I want to thank everyone.”
Mayers shared two very crucial partnerships — a record 216 fo the fourth wicket with Nkrumah Bonner, who made 86 also on his debut. The second stand was 100 for the sixth wicket with wicket-keeper Joshua Sa Silva, who made 20, in just his fourth Test innings.Nkrumah Bonner on partnership with Kyle Mayers vs BangladeshPlay Video
Mayers’s innings will rank among the greatest of all time. It is the highest fourth innings by a debutant and just the second time a West Indian has made a double on debut – the first a the great Lawrence Rowe.
Mayers became the third West Indies to make a double in the fourth innings. The others are legends George Headley (223) against England in 1930, and Sir Gordon Greenidge (214 not out) against England in 1984.
The crowning moment came when Mayers got a single to mid-on to record one off the greatest moments in West Indies cricket history after five days of hard work from the team.