Kyle Mayers: Twitter reactions on Mayers and Nkrumah Bonner sealing historic 395-run chase vs Bangladesh

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 07/02/2021

Kyle Mayers and Nkrumah Bonner: The West Indian debutant-pair shared a match-winning partnership in the fourth innings.

During the fifth day of the first Test of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of Bangladesh in Chattogram, West Indies beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets to register their arguably best Test victory in this century.

Chasing a 395-run target at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, the odds were heavily against the visitors for chasing such a target by a non-Asian team in Asia is as rare as hen’s teeth.

Been reduced to 59/3 in the 25th over, West Indies had further given away the advantage to Bangladesh in the fourth innings. It was at this point in time that the debutant-pair of Nkrumah Bonner and Kyle Mayers put together a game-changing 216-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

It was Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam who dismissed Bonner (86) to hint that the home team wouldn’t go down without a fight. However, what followed was Mayers going on to score a maiden double century to become a source of amazement for one and all.

In addition to the number of runs he scored, the manner in which Mayers shifted gears in the last session was highly admirable. The 28-year old player ended up scoring 210* (310) with the help of 20 fours and seven sixes to seal a historic chase for West Indies.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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