Milestone for Chanderpaul
PORT OF SPAIN – Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul became the seventh highest all-time run-scorer in Tests as the West Indies took firm command of the second match against New Zealand here today, claiming a first innings lead of 239 runs.
The West Indies, who had been led by centuries from opener Kraigg Brathwaite (129) and Darren Bravo (109) on the second day, were eventually bowled out for 460 just before tea on the third day of the five-day match.
New Zealand scored a modest first innings total of 221 and were four without loss at the tea interval.
Chanderpaul made 47 to overtake Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara in seventh spot on the list of all-time run-scorers in Tests. He now has 11 374 runs from 155 Tests.
Debutant Jamaican batsman Jermaine Blackwood scored an impressive 63 in 146 minutes, striking six fours and two sixes off the 106 balls he faced.
Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (4-96) and left-arm pacer Trent Boult (3-75) were New Zealand’s most successful bowlers. (CMC/EZS)