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Bonner congratulating Myers on setting a century.
West Indies have registered a historic win in the first match of the two-Test series against Bangladesh. Playing the first Test of his career, Kyle Myers’s unbeaten double century (210 *) helped the Caribbean team lose 395 runs in the fourth innings, losing seven wickets. It holds the record for successful pursuit of the largest target in Asia. Earlier this record was in the name of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan team won against Zimbabwe in Gaul in 2017 by scoring 391 for six wickets.
In this Test, Sri Lanka won the toss and scored 430 runs while batting first. In response, the West Indies scored 259 runs. Bangladesh declared the third innings of the match at a score of 223 for 8 wickets. This gave the West Indies a target of 395 to win the match.
Top 5 win chasing big target in Asia
|Winning score||Team||Against||The center||The year|
|352/9||Sri Lanka||South Africa||Colombo||2006|
Myers broke Younus Khan’s record
Myers faced 310 balls in his innings and scored 20 fours and seven sixes. He has become the highest scorer in the fourth innings on Asian pitches. He has broken the record of Younis Khan of Pakistan. Younis scored an unbeaten 171 runs in the fourth innings of the Pallekal Test against Sri Lanka in 2015.
World record for highest score in fourth innings on debut
Kyle Myers holds the world record for the highest score in the fourth innings in a debut test. He broke the 62-year-old record of Abbas Ali Baig of India. Baig had scored 112 runs in the Manchester Test against England in 1959.
The sixth batsman to score a double century on debut
Kyle Myers became the sixth batsman in the world to score a double century in a debut test. He has been preceded by Tip Foster (England), Lawrence Rove (West Indies), Brendan Kuruppu (Sri Lanka), Matthew Sinclair (New Zealand) and Jack Rudolph (South Africa). Rudolf scored a double century in his debut test in 2003. That is, after 18 years, a player has scored a double century in the debut test.
Double century in debut test
|Batsman (team)||Score||Against||The center||The year|
|Tip Foster (England)||287||Australia||Sydney||1903|
|Lawrence Rowe (West Indies)||214||New zealand||Kingston||1972|
|Brendan Kuruppu (Sri Lanka)||201 *||New zealand||Colombo||1987|
|Matthew Sinclair (New Zealand)||214||West indies||Wellington||1999|
|Jack Rudolph (South Africa)||222 *||Bangladesh||Chittagong||2003|
|Kyle Myers (West Indies)||210 *||Bangladesh||Chittagong||2021|
Three West Indies players were playing the first test
This victory of West Indies is special in the fact that he landed in this match with three debutants. Apart from Kyle Myers, Nkrumah Bonner and Shane Mosley were also making their debut in the Test. Booner also contributed 86 runs in the fourth innings.