West Indies pull away with Kyle Mayers’ 126*

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West Indies vs Bangladesh Match Highlights
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Bangladesh vs West Indies Match Highlights: 

At the Daren Sammy Stadium on Saturday, West Indies began the second Test 167 runs behind Bangladesh and won by 106 runs. Let us dive into Bangladesh vs West Indies Match Highlights in detail.

The highest total by either team after two days was undoubtedly all-arounder Kyle Mayers’ chanceless and unblemished 126 runs. West Indies went from 67 without loss overnight to 340 for 5 at stumps as a response to Bangladesh’s middling 234 runs.

West Indies were on track to win the brief series after taking the Antigua Test in little under three days.

Mayers prevented a mini-collapse with Jermaine Blackwood and continued with Joshua Da Silva after captain Kraigg Brathwaite scored 51 and contributed to a century opening stand with John Campbell. After facing 106 balls, Da Silva had a score of 26.

From a combined 67 overnight, Brathwaite and Campbell hit 100 jointly in the opening hour, with the help of a seven-ball over by Shoriful Islam.

However, after Campbell’s glove was stolen and Campbell was fired for 45, Shoriful broke up the collaboration.

Brathwaite needed 105 balls to reach his 27th Test fifty, but he only managed one more run before being dismissed by off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

Raymon Reifer and Nkrumah Bonner were forced to play on to their stumps in the following over by Khaled Ahmed.

West Indies received a warning after Bangladesh took three wickets in two overs, but Mayers and Blackwood did not let up any more runs before or after lunch. Mayers gradually opened up to reach his fifty from 75 balls as a result of Blackwood’s anchoring.

Just after tea, Blackwood misread Mehidy and was out leg before on 40 from 121 balls, ending their partnership, which was worth 116.

Even when Bangladesh took the new ball, Mayers reverted to being cautious, but as another milestone came into view, the hitter changed to being daring.

In the space of six balls, Mayers went from being in the 90s to being out, and he completed his century by pulling Shoriful into the stands over square leg for a six. In his 13th Test, he needed 150 balls to reach his second century.

By stumps, he had faced 180 balls and was on 126; many of them had been hammered past the covers, and wicketkeeper Da Silva had once again provided outstanding support. On 92 from 33 overs, they were in a stand.

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