Bangladesh vs West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies rode on Kyle Mayers’s 210-run knock to gun down the 395-run target on Day 5 and 1-0 series lead vs Bangladesh in Chattogram.
West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st Test. (@ICC Photo)
- Kyle Mayers’s unbeaten 210 helps West Indies beat Bangladesh in 1st Test
- West Indies gunned down 395 on Day 5 against Bangladesh
- Mayers’s became the first West Indies batsman to score a double hundred on debut
Kyle Mayers’s unbeaten 210 and Nkrumah Bonner’s 86 helped West Indies overhaul a 395-run target to win the Chattogram Test against Bangladesh and take a 1-0 series lead on Sunday. Mayers became the 14th West Indies player to score a century on Test debut to give the inexperienced visitors a serious shot at chasing down a come-from-behind win on the final day in Chattogram in the opening Test.
Earlier in the day, after West Indies resumed on 110 for 3 and 285 away from an unlikely win, there were some nervy moments that kept Bangladesh interested. Having started the day on 110 for 3, Mayers (200*) and Bonner (86) kept Bangladesh wicketless for the two sessions. The hosts, however, broke their partnership in the final session when Taijul Islam dismissed Bonner for 86.
The hosts had several chances to break open the day but couldn’t convert any. Bangladesh missed the control and guile of Shakib Al Hasan, who hasn’t taken any part in the Test after walking off with a thigh injury on day two. Earlier, Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque scored a century and Mehidy Hasan took 3/52 as hosts set a target of 395 for West Indies to chase in the fourth innings.
Brief scores: West Indies (259 & 395/7) beat Bangladesh (430 & 223/8 dec) by 3 wickets. Kyle Mayers (210*), Nkrumah Bonner (89); Mehidy Hasan (4/113)