History has been written, the young Barbados guy and West Indies cricketer Kyle Mayers has played by far one of the greatest Test innings. In the 1st test against Bangladesh in Chattogram, the debutent Kyle Mayers scored 210* runs and took the team across the finishing line by chasing a mammoth total of 395 runs and defeated Bangladesh by 3 wickets.
The cricket world and astonished and stunned by the talent the guy possess. The comparisons of Mayers to West Indian leagend Brain Lara is being drawn after this impressive knock. Batting first Bangladesh scored 430 runs. Mehidy Hasan 100 runs and Shakib Al Hasan and Shadman Islam 68 runs and 59 runs helped Bangladesh to reach a fighting score.
K Brathwaite, Kyle Mayers, Blackwood and Joshua Da Silva’s knock helped the West Indies team to reach 259 runs in their first innings. Bangladesh bowler, Mehidy Hasan became a nightmare for the West Indies batsman. Picking 4 wickets, the Bangladesh off spinner put Bangladesh in a strong position.
In the second innings, Bangladesh scored 223 runs at a loss of 8 wickets. Chasing 395 runs seemed an impossible task for this West Indian team, but then came the knock of Kyle Mayers. A spinning track of Bangladesh and scoring a double century against the Bangla tigers in their own den, depicts Kyle’s talent and strong temperament.
Kyle Mayers became the second West Indian cricketer after Lawrence Rowee to score a double century in the debut match. Kyle Mayers knock has helped West Indies to achieve the feat of highest successful chase in the Asian Country.
Wishes and congratulations are pouring in for the cricket from all corners of the world. Kyle after the match said in an interview, “I’d love to thank the coach, captain, teammates, coaches and family back home as well. I’m really grateful to everyone. A guy making his debut and scoring a double will definitely inspire youngsters”.