Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chanderpaul Stands Firm for Windies

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chanderpaul Stands Firm for Windies

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SHIVNARINE Chanderpaul struck his 23rd Test century yesterday to frustrate India as the tourists went for a 2-0 series victory in Dominica.

The former Durham star (105no) found partners in Darren Sammy and then, after two quick wickets fell, Fidel Edwards to take West Indies onto 294 for eight, a second-innings lead of 151, at lunch on the final day of the third and final Test, leaving India with two sessions to press for victory.

Resuming on 224 for six, it was a case of digging in for the hosts - and they had the ideal man for the job at the crease in the shape of Chanderpaul, with this Test now his country's most capped player.

For the most part the batting was nothing more than attritional, but it did not start out that way with Sammy cracking two fours off the first three balls of the day, bowled by Ishant Sharma.

They proved to be the only boundaries of the session, though.

India scented blood when two wickets fell in an over - Sammy controversially caught by Abhinav Mukund at short leg off Harbhajan Singh when there did not appear to be any bat involved and Ravi Rampaul run out two balls later. …

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