Cricket-Mayers debut at 210 as Windies scores remarkable victory

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Cricket-Mayers debut at 210 as Windies scores remarkable victory

DHAKA, Feb. 7 (Reuters) – Kyle Mayers made an unbeaten double cent on his Test debut to help West Indies secure an extraordinary three-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first Test on Sunday.

Hosts Bangladesh declared their second run of 223-8, setting the West Indies a disheartening victory goal of 395 at Chattogram, and the touring side finished the fifth most successful race in testing history.

Mayers added 216 points with Nkrumah Bonner (86) to turn the game around and took on only spinner Nayeem Hasan to seal a fairytale victory for a West Indies second chain team led by Kraigg Brathwaite.

Mayers, a 28-year-old left-handed batsman from Barbados, went undefeated on 210, including 20 fours and seven sixes, and became just the sixth player to score a double cent in the fourth inning of a test.

The West Indies sent a weakened squad to Bangladesh after several players, including test captain Jason Holder, withdrew from the tour citing concerns over COVID-19. the second and final test begins Thursday in Dhaka.

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