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Century for Chanderpaul


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Century for Chanderpaul

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SHIVNARINE CHANDERPAUL compiled his 23rd century and with tailender Fidel Edwards led a West Indies’ fightback against India at lunch on the final day of the third Digicel cricket Test at Windsor Park here today.
At the interval, the West Indies, who conceded a first innings lead of 147 runs, were 294 for eight in their second innings. Chanderpaul was not out on 105 and Edwards was on 16 as the West Indies were 151 runs ahead with two wickets in hand.
Resuming from 224 for six overnight, the West Indies made a bright start with skipper Darren Sammy square cutting fast bowler Ishant Sharma for two boundaries, off the day’s first and third deliveries.
But when he reached 17, Sammy was unlucky to be given out by umpire Richard Kettleborough for a catch at short leg as television replays showed the ball striking the batsman’s pads only. Two balls later, Ravi Rampaul was run out by a direct throw by Sharma at point for just one.
But Edwards joined Chanderpaul, who restarted on 73 and helped his partner to his sixth Test century versus India in an unbroken 38-run ninth-wicket stand.
Chanderpaul, playing a record 133rd Test for the West Indies, reached his century in 356 minutes off 265 balls with five fours.

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