Chanderpaul holds up Australia in Trinidad

April 18, 2012
by dominic sayers

2nd Test, Trinidad

West Indies 252-9 v Australia 311

Shivnarine Chanderpaul was yet again in the runs, as he made 94 in Trinidad, helping the West Indies to 252-9 at the close, trailing Australia by 59 runs.

It was slow going at the Queens Park Oval on day three, due to Australia’s bowlers all producing a tidy line and length. Nathan Lyon was the pick of the bowlers finishing with 5-68 from 29 overs. The off-spinner swept through the lower order as the West Indies tail struggled to cope with his off-breaks on a wearing pitch, giving Lyon his second five wicket hail in Tests.

Chanderpaul, who made a century in Barbados in the first Test was again in fine form, as he hit 94 from 217 balls, in an innings that included 10 fours and 1 six. Chanderpaul looked set to reach his 26th Test match century, before he was trapped lbw by Lyon.

Australia will be looking for an early breakthrough on day four before building a lead and putting West Indies under pressure in the fourth innings of the match on day 5.

The Scoop 18/04/12


One Comment to “Chanderpaul holds up Australia in Trinidad”

  1. Mike
    April 18th, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    He is such an important player for the West Indies, he always shines at the right time and keeps them in a lot of games. Well done Chiv!

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