Tagenarine  Chanderpaul  produces historic double Test century as WI stifle Zimbabwe

Tagenarine  Chanderpaul  produced  an   impressive  and    masterful  batting  show  today  to  score  his  first  test  double  century  as  the  west  indies  tighten  their  grip  on  the  first  test  against  Zimbabwe  at  the  Queens  Sports  Club  in  Bulawayo.

The  young  Guyanese  batter,   son  of  legendary  former  west  indies  batsman  Shivnarine  Chanderpaul  who  started  the  day  on  101  his  first  test  century  in   his  3rd  test  match……..hit  16  fours  and  three  sixes  while  facing  467  balls  on  his  way  to  207  not  out.

the  26  year  old  Chanderpul  added  336 runs for the first wicket  with  captain  Kraig  Braithwaite. it was west Indies’s highest opening stand in test cricket

This   partnership  eclipsed the 298 made by Gordon Greenridge and Desmond Haynes against England in St John’s in 1990.

This  as  the  west  indies  piled  up  a  massive  447  for  6  declared.

Meanwhile Braithwaite who started  todays  rd  day  of  the  rain  affected  test   on 116, scored  182  off 312 balls coloured by 18 fours

Brendan Mavuta led the bowling for the home side with 5 for 140, while wellington Masakadza took 1 for 85.the  Windies  bowlers  responded  to  have  the  home  team  at  114  for  3  at  the  close  of  play  Alzarri  Joseph, Braithwaite  and  Gudakesh  Motie  claiming  a  wicket  each, with  Innocent Kaia unbeaten  on  59.

scores  again  west  indies  447  for  6  declared  Zimbabwe  114  for  3.


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