Chanderpaul passes 10,000 Test runs

April 27, 2012
Chanderpaul
by Ashlar

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has reached the milestone of 10,000 Test match runs and becomes only the second West Indian player to do so.

The man from Guyana went to the landmark with his 14th run in the second innings against Australia in Dominica. Brian Lara was the first West Indian to do it, and finished his career with 11,953 runs. Chanderpaul is the 10th batsman in the history of the game to reach this milestone.

The Guyanese left hander was dismissed for 63 on the last ball of the day to Michael Clarke as West Indies finished day four 173-5 as they chase 370 to win.

Chanderpaul is currently playing in his 140th Test, having made his debut against England in 1994.

10,000 Test match runs:
1. Sachin Tendulkar (India) 15,470
2. Ricky Ponting (Australia) 13,346
3. Rahul Dravid (India) 13,288
4. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 12,379
5. Brian Lara (West Indies) 11,953
6. Allan Border (Australia) 11,174
7. Steve Waugh (Australia) 10,927
8. Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 10,440
9. Sunil Gavaskar (India) 10,122
10. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 10,055

The Scoop 27/04/12

 

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