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Wasn’t looking at the target: Mayers

Kyle Mayers pulled off one of the best Test moments in recent times in Chattogram against Bangladesh.

Mayers became the 14th West Indian to hit Test debut 100

 

Mayers’ debut double hundred – 210* off 310 – saw West Indies successfully chase down the highest fourth innings total in Asia. The 395 surpassed Sri Lanka’s 388 against Zimbabwe in 2017.

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The left-handed put on a 216-run stand with another debutant, Nkrumah Bonner. The duo batted around three sessions to achieve something that has turned out to be one of the greatest wins.

“It’s a great feeling to be playing Test cricket, and then going on to score 100, 200 and then to win the match, it’s a really special feeling,” Mayers said after the game.

“It is my highest score coming in my first Test. It is also the longest I have ever batted. Truly, I wasn’t looking at the target. I was just trying to stick to my game plan for as long as possible. I was trying not to look at the scoreboard. I was trying to bat as long as possible. I knew within myself that if we bat the whole day, my team will cross the line.”

The swashbuckling innings will build new dreams among the youngsters, believes the scripter Mayers himself.

“I’d like to thank the coach, captain, teammates, coaches and family back home as well. I’m really grateful to everyone. A guy making his debut and scoring a double will definitely inspire youngsters. I’m always positive and believed in my ability, and believed that we could get there. We never give up, and keep fighting. The skipper and the coach tell us to keep fighting. Shannon put in a great effort on that wicket and that inspired all of us to do well.”

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