I am trying my best: Kieran

Calcutta: Kieran Powell appeared willing to take things in stride following his second Test hundred for West Indies.

Kieran struck 117 to set the tone for the Windies batting on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur.

He later deflected questions about becoming a permanent fixture at the top of the West Indies order.

"I can't say if I am going ahead of anyone, you will have to ask the selectors," the soft-spoken Powell was quoted as saying by a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) release. "All I could say is that I am trying my best… I am trying to strengthen my case for a place in the team each and every day we play."

He added: "The more runs I score, the easier it will be for me. I just try to control what I can control. I was planning on scoring a hundred in this series, which I have now achieved. I will have to reassess my goals for the series and see what else I can achieve."

The 22-year-old Powell scored his maiden hundred against New Zealand last July at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua.

"Two totally different types of surfaces and bowling attacks, so I don't think the two innings are comparable, but I think this was a good hundred nonetheless," he said. "I regretted the way I was dismissed. It was a misjudgement in the length of the delivery. I thought it was a bit shorter than it actually turned out to be."