Nevis Premier Parry hails Powell’s achievement

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, Nov 18, CMC – Nevis Premier Joseph Parry has hailed the achievement of West Indies opening batsman Kieran Powell after the player lashed a centuries in each innings of the first Test against Bangladesh.

Kieran Powell

Powell, the sixth Nevisian to play Test cricket, hit 117 in the first innings and 110 in the second, as West Indies pulled off a 77-run victory on Saturday’s final day at the Shere Bangla Stadium.

Parry said he had texted Powell to congratulate him.

“What an illustrious company to be in, and you are the first Eastern Caribbean cricketer joining eight other outstanding West Indian men who made two hundreds in one match,” Parry told Powell.

The 22-year-old became the nine West Indian and the first in 11 years to achieve the feat, while joining Gordon Greenidge as only the second opener.

He joined a list of illustrious of players including the peerless Sir Garry Sobers, George Headley and Sir Clyde Walcott. The prodigious Brian Lara was the last player to accomplish the feat.

Powell has now scored three centuries in 12 Tests following his maiden hundred against New Zealand last July.

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