WEST INDIES vs BANGLADESH - MATCH REPORT - TEST 1 DAY 5
MAGNIFICENT MAYERS! WEST INDIES WIN FIRST TEST!
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.
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.
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.
After the sadness that greeted me this morning my day ends with such joy.— Phil Simmons (@Coachsim13) February 7, 2021
I am extremely proud and overjoyed for @K_Brathwaite @KyleMayers32 and the entire @windiescricket Test squad in Bangladesh on our victory in the first test. Amazing run chase today. #ProudWestIndian
𝘛𝘏𝘈𝘛 𝘞𝘈𝘚 𝘚𝘗𝘌𝘊𝘐𝘈𝘓 💯— 𝓚𝓮𝓶𝓪𝓻 𝓐𝓷𝓭𝓻𝓮' 𝓙𝓪𝓶𝓪𝓵 𝓡𝓸𝓪𝓬𝓱 (@KemarAJR) February 7, 2021
Big team win for us! Congrats Kyle Mayers double 💯 @windiescricket— Jermaine Blackwood (@JBlackwood100) February 7, 2021
By far the best inns I’ve ever seen!— Raymon Reifer (@raymonreifer1) February 7, 2021
Great win @windiescricket blessings from above! Congrats Kyle Mayers brilliant knock. Let’s make it 2 Nil.— Carl Hooper (@CarlHooper) February 7, 2021
Bonner! Well played bro bro— Jermaine Blackwood (@JBlackwood100) February 7, 2021
Has to be one of the greatest debut innings of all time. A double century in an away test on the last day leading one of the biggest run-chases ever. #KyleMayers. Wow!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 7, 2021
Kyle Mayers ... Remember the name !!! 4th innings 210no on debut to win the game ... 🙌🙌🙌 #BANvWI— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 7, 2021