Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021: 1st Test: Kyle Mayers creates new world records; debutants rule the Test and more stats

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Kyle Mayers and Mushfiqur Rahim. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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West Indies have scripted a historic win against Bangladesh in the first Test match being played in Chattogram. Bangladesh had set a mammoth target of 395 runs in fourth innings, but West Indies defied all odds to win this Test match. Debutant Kyle Mayers turned out to be the hero for West Indies, who hit a magnificent double century in the fourth innings of the match.

Mayers scored 210* runs off 310 balls including 20 fours and 7 sixes. Mayers was assisted by another debutant Nkrumah Bonner in this historic chase who played a vital innings of 86 runs in 245 balls. West Indies have now taken a lead of 1-0 in this 2 match Test series.

Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the first Test match between two teams

Kyle Mayers shatters massive world records

210* – Kyle Mayers played a brilliant innings of 210 runs in this match. He broke the world record for scoring the most runs in 4th innings on debut in a Test match. He has gone past Abbas Ali Baig who played an innings of 112 runs against England in 1959 on his debut Test match.

6 – Kyle Mayers became the sixth cricketer to hit a double century on Test debut. He now has the fifth-highest score for a debutant in Test score to his name. RE Foster of England is on the top of the list with 287 runs in debut innings.

8 – Kyle Mayers became the 8th player in the world to hit a century in the 4th innings of a Test match on debut.

6 – Kyle Mayers has now become the 6th player to hit a double century in the fourth innings of a Test match.

15 – Kyle Mayers became the 15th cricketer from West Indies to hit a century on Test debut. He is the 4th batsman to hit a century in the first match of the career against Bangladesh.

West Indies create a new record

1 – West Indies pulled off the highest successful chases in Test cricket in Asia. Earlier, Sri Lanka had chased 391 runs in fourth innings against Zimbabwe in 2017. This is the overall fifth-highest chase in Test cricket.

395 – West Indies gathered a total of 395 runs in the fourth innings of the match, and thus scored the third-highest total in fourth innings in Asia.

Milestones for Mominul Haque

10  Bangladeshi skipper Mominul Haque scored his 10th Test century in the second innings of the match. He now has the most number of centuries for batsmen from Bangladesh. He has gone past veteran Tamim Iqbal who has 9 test centuries to his name.

3000 – Mominul Haque became the fifth Bangladeshi cricketer to complete 3000 runs in Test cricket. He reached this milestone in the 41st Test of his career with an average of over 40.

Brilliant show by debutants

216 – Kyle Mayers and Nkrumah Bonner added 216 runs for the fourth wicket in the fourth innings of the Test match. This is the highest partnership by two debutants in fourth innings of a Test match. They have gone past the record of Mohd Hafeez & Yasir Hameed against Bangladesh in Karachi in 2003.