Chanderpaul warms up with big hundred
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC):Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul issued a stern warning to Bangladesh ahead of Saturday's start of the first Test at Arnos Vale, when he hammered a top-class hundred in the tour match that ended yesterday.
The West Indies batsman carved out a brilliant 183 as St Kitts and Nevis and Bangladesh played to a predictable draw on the final day of the three-day game at Warner Park.
Resuming the day on 232 for four, St Kitts were eventually dismissed for 399 in response to Bangladesh's first innings of 377 for seven declared.
Chanderpaul, who resumed the day unbeaten on 70, reached his hundred before lunch when he square drove seamer Robiul Islam to the point boundary for his 12th four. He required just over 4-1/2 hours and 207 balls to reach three figures.
Overall, Chanderpaul faced 315 deliveries, batted just shy of seven hours and counted 20 fours and two sixes.
He put on 94 for the fifth wicket with Jeremiah Louis, who scored 35, as St Kitts and Nevis reached lunch strongly at 328 for six.
Chanderpaul was eventually last out, taken at cover by Shuvagata Hom off Rubel, forcing an early tea.
Off-spinner Shuvagata Hom (3-48), seamer Rubel Hossain (3-90) and left-arm spinner Taijul Islam (3-109) all picked up three wickets apiece.
In their second innings, Bangladesh got knocks of 46 from Shamsur Rahman and 43 from Tamim Iqbal as they reached 148 for four.