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Twitter reacts to Kyle Mayers playing greatest debut innings of all time to help Windies script history

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Kyle Mayers played greatest ever debut innings to win it for WestIndies

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Twitter reacts to Kyle Mayers playing greatest debut innings of all time to help Windies script history

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SportsCafe Desk

02/07/2021

KYLE MAYERS - REMEMBER THE NAME! Gabba 2021 was never meant to be eclipsed but the Windies have done just that - in under a months’ time. The Windies had no business chasing 395 in Bangladesh, but a ridiculous 210* on debut by Kyle Mayers helped them pull off the highest successful chase in Asia.

After almost their entire first-team pulled out of the Bangladesh Tests owing to COVID fears, no result but a whitewash seemed like a plausible outcome for West Indies. They had employed a XI full of rookies most of whom thought they would never ever play Test cricket. And at 59/3 on Day 4, chasing 395, it looked like the Windies were headed towards a thrashing, particularly after having already been blanked in the ODIs. But then the ridiculous happened. Not ridiculous, actually. Magic happened. Magic even more magical than what transpired at the Gabba a fortnight ago. 

Kyle Mayers, playing on debut, a batsman who averaged 28 in first-class cricket prior to this Test, casually went ahead and played the greatest debut innings of all time. 210* chasing 395, walking in at 59/3. He became only the fifth batsman to score a double-century on Test debut and the first-ever cricketer in the history of the sport to score a fourth-innings double ton on Test debut. In the process, he guided the side to the fifth-highest run-chase in Test history, and the highest ever in Asia, which also is the second-highest individual unbeaten score in the fourth innings of a Test. The Windies rookies have made the country and Clive Lloyd proud. Test cricket, you beauty.

The winning Moment!! 





RESPECT!!

What a player!!

Take a bow, Kyle Mayers!

What an innings!

Remember the name!!

What a win for West Indies!

Test match at its best!!

Best ever knock!!

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