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Brilliant Windies!

Mayers’ record-breaking double delivers historic win for Windies

CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (CMC) — Left-hander Kyle Mayers became only the second West Indies batsman to hit a double-hundred on debut as an under-strength West Indies pulled off the highest-ever successful run chase on the Asian continent and the fifth-highest in Test history, to stun Bangladesh by three wickets in the opening Test here yesterday.

Starting the final day on 110 for three in pursuit of an improbable 395 for victory, West Indies defied all odds to reach their target late in the final session with 15 balls remaining at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

At the heart of the victory was an astonishing unbeaten 210 from Mayers who batted the entire day to lead the second-highest successful chase for the Caribbean side following their 418, 18 years ago in Antigua, which remains the highest by any side.

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Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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