‘ undiminished urge for food for Bangladesh’s bowling took him to a second Check century and lifted the West Indies to 340 for 5 on the second day of the second and remaining Check in St Lucia on Saturday. The hosts are in a dominant place, main by 106 runs as they bid to win the two-match collection 2-0.
Having come to the crease simply earlier than lunch together with his aspect stuttering at 132 for 4 in reply to the vacationers’ first-innings whole of 234, Mayers’ optimistic method dominated the remainder of the day as he completed unbeaten on 126.
It was his second Check century, coming off 180 balls and embellished with 15 fours and two sixes.
That second six took him to the three-figure mark and units the stage for much more of his left-handed aggression going into day three in partnership with Joshua da Silva, the wicketkeeper having contributed 26 thus far in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 92.
“Kyle’s effort was actually good, given the state of affairs we had been in at lunch,” stated West Indies opener John Campbell.
“The pitch is beginning to play a bit extra up-and-down now so if we are able to construct on this lead of 106 tomorrow we will likely be in an excellent place.”
That partnership, which grew in momentum towards an more and more dispirited Bangladesh bowling assault, adopted on the superb work of Mayers and, who rescued an unsure state of affairs for the house aspect with a 116-run fifth-wicket stand.
Bangladesh had been wicketless within the afternoon session, though Blackwood fell simply after tea, leg-before for 40, the second wicket of spinner.
Having stumbled to lunch at 137 for 4, Mayers and Blackwood batted via the afternoon as if it had been a special sport.
Mayers, who will all the time be remembered for a historic unbeaten 210 on debut in a victory chase of 395 towards the identical opponents in Chattogram final February, was most spectacular in his off-side play.
Blackwood, in distinction, batted with admirable self-discipline in a famous transformation from the reckless abandon which outlined a lot of his batting previous to 2022.
Bangladesh hit again earlier than lunch
Bangladesh’s gamers left the sphere on the finish of the day in a temper which was 180 levels away from the ebullience and anticipation with which they ended the morning session.
Seamertook two wickets within the area of two overs and Mehidy snared the all-important wicket of captain to set off a West Indies slide earlier than lunch.
Beginning the day at 67 with out loss, Brathwaite and opening companion Campbell prolonged their stand to precisely 100 — their first century partnership in Checks since coming collectively for the primary time three years earlier.
Nevertheless seamerdisrupted these plans when extracting additional bounce off the floor and Campbell’s tried hook was gloved for wicketkeeper to take a cushty catch.
“We have been talking at group conferences about getting that 100-run partnership underneath our belts,” stated Campbell in reflecting on the opening stand together with his captain.
Campbell’s departure for 45 introducedto the crease with the left-hander, following his double-failure within the first Check in Antigua per week earlier, underneath stress to justify his place at quantity three within the batting order.
He noticed Brathwaite attain a twenty seventh Check half-century within the skipper’s common unobtrusive method however it was then that Mehidy intervened.
Brathwaite, on 51, was deceived in flight and bowled comprehensively by the off-spinner.
Khaled then added to that success when Reifer, who by no means regarded comfy regardless of attending to 22, performed on to a lifting supply.
New batsmanfell in related method within the bowler’s subsequent over, the right-hander trying decidedly uncomfortable going through the additional bounce to depart earlier than he had scored.
Within the area of quarter-hour, 131 for one had develop into 132 for 4.
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