Shiv moves to Number 3 on West Indies all-time list
DUNEDIN, New Zealand -- West Indies batting star Shivnarine Chanderpaul has moved to Number 3 on the all-time list of run makers in West Indies cricket history. The 34-year-old left-hander made a patient 76 off 200 balls in the first Test against New Zealand at University Oval, Dunedin to move ahead of the legendary Sir Garfield Sobers.
Chanderpaul started the match on 8001 runs and made his 50th half-century in Test cricket to move to 8077 runs at an average of 49.25 per innings. In his illustrious career, the incomparable Sir Garfield made 8032 runs at an average of 57.78 per innings.
In September Chanderpaul was named the International Cricket Council’s International Cricketer of the Year, where he won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers award.
Chanderpaul is behind two other legends on the all-time list. Brian Lara made 11953 runs (average 52.88) and Sir Vivian Richards who scored 8540 runs (average 50.23). Chanderpaul will have a chance to move closer to the top when the West Indies face New Zealand in the second Test at McLean Park, Napier which bowls off on Friday.