Monday 11 July 2011 

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Cricket World Player Of The Week - Shivnarine Chanderpaul
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West Indian batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week afer his gutsy unbeaten century helped save the against India in Dominica.

The left-hander scored 116 not out in 343 deliveries to ensure that the West Indies ended their second innings 179 runs ahead - and India closed on 94 for three.

Chanderpaul had earlier been felicitated for making a West Indian record 133rd Test appearance and following his efforts with the bat, he was awarded honorary citizenship of Dominica.

His innings, which included key partnerships with debutant Kirk Edwards, who scored 110, and then Fidel Edwards, who made a career-best 30, took the West Indies from 40 for three - a position where defeat appeared inevitable - to the eventual position from which they saved the game.

His innings, which spanned eight hours, included just five boundaries as he put a customary high price on his wicket, scoring his 23rd Test century and sixth against India.

Other contenders for the award included his team-mates Kirk and Fidel Edwards, India's Ishant Sharma, England's Alastair Cook, Tim Bresnan and Katherine Brunt, Ireland's Alex Cusack and John Mooney and Ausralia's Shelley Nitschke.

© Cricket World 2011