Gayle makes history as Windies surge


CRICKET:Centuries from Kieran Powell and Shivnarine Chanderpaul put the West Indies in charge on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Opener Powell batted until just after tea for 117, his second Test ton, with Chanderpaul unbeaten on 123 as the Windies recovered well from losing three wickets in the morning session to close on 361 for four.

Debutant spinner Sohag Gazi opened the bowling and saw his first over disappear for 18 but recovered to take three for 97, as well as the catch for the other wicket to fall.

Chris Gayle became the first player ever to hit a six from the first ball of a Test match and made 24 from 17 balls before 21-year-old Gazi had him caught by Mahmudullah at long-off.

Denesh Ramdin brought up his half-century in the last over of the day and he and Chanderpaul will resume with their partnership on 130.

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