Chanderpaul Gets Runs But Draw Likely

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul made 89 but the tour match in Lincoln looks as if it is heading for a draw
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New Zealand XI 227-8 d. & 103-0 v
West Indies 230-6d. (Chanderpaul 89)
Tour game, Lincoln, day two

Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored 89 on day two of the tour game between the West Indians and a New Zealand XI in Lincoln, but the game looks to be heading for a draw.

After the New Zealand XI declared on their overnight score of 227 for eight, the West Indians declared as soon as they took the lead, ending their innings on 230 for six.

The home side then closed on 103 without loss in their second innings - a lead of 100.

When Kirk Edwards (3) fell early for the West Indians, guest New Zealanders Jeet Raval (39) and Aaron Redmond (67) put on 75.

Mark Craig (4-78) removed them both as well as Chadwick Walton (4) and Sam Wells (16), setting the stage for Chanderpaul to play a strong innings of 89 not out in 102 balls.

He fell to Anurag Verma shortly before the tourists opted to declare.

The New Zealand XI then batted confidently with Hamish Rutherford matching his first innings score to close unbeaten on 61 in 54 balls and Peter Fulton hit 32 in 65 deliveries.

The opening Test begins in Dunedin in 3rd December, by which time the remainder of the West Indian squad will have arrived from India.

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