Twitter Reactions: Kyle Mayers' unbeaten ton puts West Indies in commanding position

West Indies ended the day at 340/5 with a lead of 106 runs in the first innings

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Karthik Nair

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After a thumping seven-wicket win in the first Test, a spirited West Indies have ensured that they did not get carried away by complacency in any manner. They seem to be on the verge of adding a few more valuable points to their tally by defeating Bangladesh in the second and final Test match at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium Gros Islet in  St Lucia.

The second day’s play completely belonged to the West Indies with middle-order batter Kyle Mayers making a huge difference with an unbeaten century to take the hosts’ first innings lead well over 100 runs. With Mayers going strong, the Windies would be eyeing a mammoth total while the Bangladesh bowlers would be desperate to get rid of him at the earliest before he does any further damage to their chances in this Test match.

Kyle Mayers stands up for West Indies

Bangladesh in their first innings looked like posting a good total on the board with Litton Das batting well before a collective effort from the Windies bowlers ended their resistance and restricted them to just 234 and in reply asked some tough questions to the opposition bowlers with Test skipper Kraigg Brathwaite scoring an impressive 51. He was also involved in a 100-run opening stand with John Campbell who contributed 45 runs.

What seemed to be a smooth ride for the hosts suddenly turned into a disaster as the Bangladesh bowlers accounted for the top-order in no time thereby reducing them to 132/4. Just when it appeared that the visitors would run through the West Indies batting line-up, they found a saviour in Kyle Mayers who also got good support from Jermaine Blackwood (40).

Even though Blackwood was dismissed, Mayers got much-needed backup from wicketkeeper-batter Joshua Da Silva (26*) who ensured that the visitors had nothing to rejoice for the remainder of the day. Meanwhile, Kyle Mayers went on to complete a well-deserved century and his score read an unbeaten 126 at the end of the day’s play. The West Indies finished the second day at 340/5 and enjoy a massive lead of 106 runs.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to West Indies’ fightback on the second day