Kyle Mayers shattered records to lead West Indies to the fifth successful run-chase in the history of Test cricket. West Indies chased down 395 on a fifth-day track to win the first Test against Bangladesh at Chattogram by three wickets.
Mayers became the first player to score a double ton on the fourth innings of a Test match on debut. The big left-hander remained unbeaten on 210 and also scored the winning runs in the dying stages of Day 5 on Sunday.
He became only the 6th player to bag double hundred on Test debut. The other five are Tip Foster, Lawrence Rowe, Brendon Kuruppu, Mathew Sinclair, Jacques Rudolph.
Before Sunday, the highest fourth-innings score by a player on Test debut was 112 by Abbas Ali Baig of India. Mayers topped it with astonishing innings of 210 runs unbeaten.
Mayers also topped the highest individual score in fourth innings in Asia. The previous best was held by Younis Khan (171*).
Mayers also became the second cricketer to hit a double hundred in a successful fourth-innings run chase of a Test match after Gordon Greenidge.
Windies recorded the highest chase in Asia in Tests today. The previous best was 388 by Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe.
In what is largely being hailed as one of the greatest Test debuts in the history of cricket, Mayers hit seven sixes and 20 fours in his 210-run innings. He scored at a strike rate of 67.74.
"I am always a positive person. I always believe in my abilities and the team, and I always was positive. We never gave up. We always said in the dressing room that we need to keep fighting," Mayers said after the match.