Monday 9 April 2012 

25th Ton For Chanderpaul As West Indies Post 449

25th Ton For Chanderpaul As West Indies Post 449
25th Ton For Chanderpaul As West Indies Post 449
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West Indies 449-9 dec. (Chanderpaul 103no, Edwards 61) v
Australia 44-0 (Warner 27no)
First Test, Barbados, day two
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Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored his 25th Test century and every West Indian player reached double figures as they posted 449 for nine declared on day two of the first Test against Australia in Barbados.

Chanderpaul's unbeaten 103 in 248 balls also saw him become the leading run-getter at the Kensington Oval and on a day for batsmen, Australia closed on 44 without loss in reply.

The gritty left-hander hit nine fours and a six during his innings and was excellently supported by Darren Bravo (51), Darren Sammy (41) and the rest of the lower order.

Sammy took a blow to the head while batting but smacked four fours and three sixes in an entertaining 36-ball cameo.

Narsingh Deonarine (21), Carlton Baugh (22), Kemar Roach (16), Fidel Edwards (10) and Devendra Bishoo (18 not out) also played their part.

For Australia, Ryan Harris and David Warner picked up a brace of wickets, Michael Clarke ringing the changes regularly and there was a wicket apiece for Ben Hilfenhaus, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon and Shane Watson.

Openers Warner (27) and Ed Cowan (13) then safely negotiated 9.5 overs before play was ended due to bad light.

Day one had seen the West Indies make a steady start with Kraigg Brathwaite hitting 57 and Kirk Edwards 61.

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