Chanderpaul And Nash Lead West Indies Fightback

Chanderpaul And Nash Lead West Indies Fightback
Chanderpaul And Nash Lead West Indies Fightback
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South Africa 543-6 dec. (de Villiers 135no, Kallis 132, Kallis 110) v
West Indies 424-4 (Chanderpaul 151no, Nash 114)
Second Test, Saint Kitts, day three

Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Brendan Nash both scored centuries and put on a stand worth 220 runs for the third wicket as the West Indies closed day three of the second Test against South Africa on 424 for four at Warner Park in Saint Kitts.

Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 151 at stumps as the West Indies replied strongly to South Africa's 543 for six declared while Nash made a career-best 114.

The home side resumed on 86 for one and Chris Gayle (50) and Narsingh Deonarine (65) extended their second-wicket partnership to 103 before Gayle  was bowled by Morne Morkel and Deonarine's 130-ball innings was ended when he too was bowled, this time by Dale Steyn.

Steyn then struck Chanderpaul on the helmet with a short ball that didn't get up and just as he did against Australia at Sabina Park two years ago, Chanderpaul went on to pass three figures.

His 22nd Test century arrived in 187 balls as he and Nash helped their side recover from 151 for three and take their side past the follow-on target before Nash was run out by AB de Villiers.

The left-hander faced 148 balls in an aggressive innings which contained 14 fours and a six.

Chanderpaul had seen off 262 deliveries by stumps, hitting ten of them for four and one over the ropes while Dwayne Bravo, unbeaten on 21 at stumps, also hit a six when he swept left-arm spinner Paul Harris for a maximum late on.

De Villiers, Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis all scored centuries in South Africa's innings after the won the toss and chose to bat first.

South Africa lead the three-match series 1-0 following a 163-run win in the first Test in Trinidad.

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