Another milestone for Chanderpaul
Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul passed 26,000 first class runs and was once again standing between Guyana Jaguars and defeat, as Barbados Pride took a stranglehold of their eighth-round contest here yesterday.
At age 42, the West Indies legend's powers showed no signs of wane as he carved out exactly 50 in Jaguars first innings as they collapsed to 250 all out, in reply to Pride's mammoth 480 for three declared, on the penultimate day at Kensington Oval.
Forced to follow on by 230 runs, Jaguars were slumping at 78 for three after losing two quick wickets, but Chanderpaul once again came to their rescue and was unbeaten on 30 at the close, with the visitors tentatively placed at 119 for three.
Today is a rest day to accommodate the Twenty20 International between West Indies and Pakistan at the venue but Jaguars still 111 runs adrift of making Pride bat again will require a Herculean effort on tomorrow's final day to avoid defeat.
Attacking opener Shimron Hetmyer made 28 off 24 balls with six fours, in a 44-run opening stand with Rajindra Chandrika, before driving off-spinner Ashley Nurse to substitute Justin Greaves at cover, off the second ball after tea.
AT WARNER PARK: Leeward Islands Hurricanes, replying to Windward Islands Volcanoes' 540 all out, were 135 for four in their first innings at the close on the second day of their eighth round game.
Scores: VOLCANOES 540 (Sunil Ambris, 231; Kyle Mayers, 76; Devon Smith, 65; Rahkeem Cornwall, 4-151).
HURRICANES 135 for four (Kieran Powell, 49; Shane Shillingford, 3-42).