West Indies stun Bangladesh in 1st Test: Records broken
A second-string West Indies outfit earned a memorable three-wicket win in the first Test against Bangladesh in Chattogram. Being set a target of 395 runs, the Windies managed to chase down the total in style. Debutant Kyle Mayers slammed an unbeaten double-century in a fourth innings run-chase. West Indies pulled off the highest run-chase in Asia. Here's more.
How did the first Test match pan out?
Bangladesh scored 430/10 in the first innings, with Mehidy Hasan slamming a century (103). Shadman Islam (59) and Shakib Al Hasan (68) scored impressive fifties. In reply, Kraigg Brathwaite scored 76 as West Indies scored 259/10. With a lead of 171, Bangladesh declared at 223/8 next. Chasing 395, WI saw Mayers and Nkrumah Bonner play brilliantly to seal a famous win.
Shakib and Mushfiqur achieve these feats
Senior all-rounder Shakib slammed his 25th career Test fifty. It was also his eighth fifty against West Indies. Shakib became the first Bangladeshi batsman to surpass the 800-run mark against WI in Tests (813). Mushfiqur Rahim (38 and 18) became the third Bangladeshi cricketer to get past 700 runs against the Windies (714).
Mehidy Hasan has a superb Test match
Mehidy Hasan was superb for the hosts, slamming his maiden ton in Test cricket. He slammed 13 fours in a knock of 168 balls. Mehidy became the 19th Bangladeshi batsman to register 700-plus runs in Tests. He also claimed seven wickets in the Test match. Mehidy has raced to 97 career Test scalps for Bangladesh as well.
Notable records scripted by Mehidy
As per ESPNCricinfo, Mehidy became the fourth Bangladeshi batsman to score a century while batting at number eight in Test cricket. After getting to a century on Day 2 of the Test, Mehidy scripted a record of being the fourth-youngest player in Test history to register a ton, besides having a 10-wicket haul in Test cricket (23y 102d).
Notable milestones for Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque, who scored 115 in the second innings, became the first player from his side to register 10 centuries in Tests. Haque also surpassed the 3,000-run mark (3,001) and is now the fifth Bangladeshi batsman to achieve this milestone.
Warrican and Brathwaite achieve these feats
West Indies left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican claimed a seven-wicket haul in the Test. Warrican has raced to 29 Test scalps, besides third four-wicket haul in an innings. Brathwaite (76 and 20) has accumulated 3,823 career Test runs at 32.67. He slammed his 20th Test fifty. Notably, Brathwaite went past former WI cricketer Clyde Walcott in terms of career Test runs (3,798).
Historic moment for debutant Kyle Mayers
After becoming the 14th WI batsman to score a century on Test debut, Mayers is just the second batsman after Gordon Greenidge to hit a double-century in the fourth innings to win a match. Mayers has scripted the highest individual score in the fourth innings by a non-Asian batsmen in Asia. He went past Usman Khawaja's tally of 141 versus Pakistan in 2018.
BAN vs WI: Bonner and Mayer share record-breaking fourth-wicket stand
Nkrumah Bonner and Mayer shared a defining 216-run stand for fourth wicket in the second innings. This is now the fourth-highest overall stand for WI against Bangladesh. Notably, this is also the highest fourth-wicket stand for WI against Bangladesh. This is also the fourth time WI managed a 200-plus partnership against Bangladesh in Tests.
Brilliant Mayers scripts these milestones
Mayers is just the sixth cricketer to hit a double-century in the fourth innings of a Test. He is also the first player to score a double-century in the fourth innings on debut. He also became the sixth batsman to register a double-century on debut.
Debutants Bonner and Mayer impress for WI
Playing his debut Test for WI, Bonner slammed a 245-ball 86 in the second innings. He slammed 10 fours and a six. Meanwhile, Mayers slammed an unbeaten 210, amassing 20 fours and seven sixes.
WI record the fifth-highest run-chase in Test history
West Indies recorded their second-best chase in the history of Test cricket. Notably, this is the fifth-highest run-chase in Test history as well.