Kyle Mayers’s unbeaten 210 and Nkrumah Bonner’s 86 helped West Indies overhaul a 395-run target to win the Chattogram Test against Bangladesh and take a 1-0 series lead on Sunday. Mayers became the 14th West Indies player to score a century on Test debut to give the inexperienced visitors a serious shot at chasing down a come-from-behind win on the final day in Chattogram in the opening Test.
Earlier in the day after West Indies resumed on 110 for 3 and 285 away from an unlikely win, there were some nervy moments that kept Bangladesh interested. Having started the day on 110 for 3, Mayers (200*) and Bonner (86) kept Bangladesh wicketless for the two sessions. The hosts, however, broke their partnership in the final session when Taijul Islam dismissed Bonner for 86.
The hosts had several chances to break open the day but couldn’t convert any. Bangladesh missed the control and guile of Shakib Al Hasan, who hasn’t taken any part in the Test after walking off with a thigh injury on day two. Earlier, Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque scored a century and Mehidy Hasan took 3/52 as hosts set a target of 395 for West Indies to chase in the fourth innings.