Amazing Shiv hits 61st century
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Shivnarine Chanderpaul skilfully gathered his 61st first-class hundred, as Guyana took a solid 124-run, first innings lead over Barbados in the Regional 4-Day Tournament on Sunday.
The 37-year-old Chanderpaul, playing in his first match of the season following his recent return from the Bangladesh Premier League, kept a cool head, scored an undefeated 125, lifting Guyana to 441 in reply to Barbados’ first innings total of 317 on the third day of their fifth round match at Kensington Oval.
Chanderpaul survived a chance to Kenroy Williams at extra-cover off left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn on seven before he added a record 115 with Brandon Bess, who made a career-best 33, in a memorable last-wicket partnership.
Left with four overs before the close, Barbados were five for one in their second innings, losing left-hander Omar Phillips, who was snapped up at forward short-leg by Leon Johnson for two playing defensively forward to off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine in the third over.
Kraigg Brathwaite will resume on three, partnered by night-watchman, debutant fast bowler Miguel Cummins.
Playing in his 278th first-class match, left-hander Chanderpaul occupied the crease for 322 minutes, faced 232 balls and struck 13 fours.
He reached his hundred in 279 minutes off 194 balls with 11 boundaries after bringing up his 50 in 168 minutes off 114 balls with seven fours.
Barbados – lifted by fast bowler Christopher Jordan’s first ever five-wicket haul in his 31st first-class match – reduced Guyana to 307 for eight.
But Chanderpaul and Ronsford Beaton managed to ease Guyana to the lead before Chanderpaul and Bess kept the bowlers at bay in their stand.
Benn, who dropped Beaton on 28 at first slip off Cummins with the score 396 for nine, ended the stand when he had Bess lbw after the Guyanese fast bowler stuck five fours and one six in his 112-ball knock.
Earlier, left-hander Deonarine, who resumed on 63, was caught at mid-wicket from a miscued pull off occasional medium-pacer Jonathan Carter for 84 following a fourth-wicket stand of 90 with Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Left-hander Deonarine batted for 231 minutes, faced 163 balls and hit 11 fours and one six.
Sarwan, who scored 52 after starting the day on 19, scored freely from early before he edged to Williams at second slip, after he was squared-up by Jordan in the third over with the second new ball.
Sarwan was at the crease for 146 minutes, received 140 deliveries and struck seven fours and one six. He got to his half-century in 85 minutes off 86 balls with seven fours and one six.
Four balls after Sarwan’s dismissal, Christopher Barnwell, hooking at a short ball, was caught and bowled by Jordan for a duck to leave the score 262 for six.
Wicketkeeper Derwin Christian was caught at second slip off veteran left-arm fast-medium bowler Pedro Collins for three and Veerasammy Permaul was comprehensively bowled middle stump by Jordan for six.
Jordan, who ended with five for 77 off 31 overs, also accounted for Beaton, who was bowled off stump for seven before Chanderpaul and Bess featured in their wonderful partnership.
BARBADOS 1st Innings 317
GUYANA 1st Innings
T. Griffith c Jordan b Collins 17
L. Johnson c Benn b Carter 16
A. Fudadin lbw b Jordan 62
N. Deonarine c Cummins b Carter 84
R. Sarwan c Williams b Jordan 58
*S. Chanderpaul not out 125
C. Barnwell c & b Jordan 0
+D. Christian c Jordan b Collins 3
V. Permaul b Jordan 6
R. Beaton b Jordan 7
B. Bess lbw b Benn 33
Extras (b4, lb10, w3, nb13) 30
TOTAL (all out, 147 overs) 441
Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-47, 3-152, 4-242, 5-262, 6-262, 7-280, 8-307, 9-326
Bowling: Collins 20-3-55-2, Cummins 27-2-92-0, Jordan 31-8-77-5, Carter 19-3-46-2, Benn 27-7-76-1, Williams 11-0-0-44-0, Hinds 11-2-32-0, Brathwaite 1-0-5-0.
BARBADOS 2nd Innings
K. Brathwaite not out 3
O. Phillips c Johnson b Deonarine 2
M. Cummins not out 0
TOTAL (1 wkt, 4 overs) 5
Fall of wickets: 1-5
Bowling: Beaton 1-0-2-0, Permaul 2-1-3-0, Deonarine 1-1-0-1.
Position: Barbados trail by 119 runs with nine second innings wickets standing
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh), V. Bullen