Who would have predicted that: Chanderpaul scales 150 in record ODI partnership with Carl Hooper for Windies against South Africa
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Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Carl Hooper set the record for the highest West Indian ODI partnership of 226 for any wicket at that time, eclipsing the 221-run stand between Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards against India in 1983 as West Indies registered a precious win against South Africa.
West Indies 292/9 (50 overs) - Shivnarine Chanderpaul 150 (136), Carl Hooper 108 (119); Shaun Pollock 6/35 (10), Lance Klusener 1/41 (10)
South Africa 249 (46.5 overs) - Mark Boucher 51 (52), Jacques Kallis 51 (66); Reon King 3/40 (10), Carl Hooper 2/50 (10)
Result - West Indies won by 43 runs
West Indies had not won a match against South Africa in any form of the game since the World Cup quarter-final in Lahore in 1996 having faced the opponents in three ODIs and five Test matches since then. On the West Indies tour of South Africa in 1999, the Caribbean team finally broke the jinx with a 43-run victory.
The script didn't look like leaning this way when Philo Wallace and Nixon McLean were both dismissed for golden ducks and Brian Lara departed for an uncharacteristic 26-ball 3.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul then joined hands with Carl Hooper to put the pressure back on the South African bowlers. Shaun Pollock did not seem fazed by the onslaught and ended with figures of 10-2-30-56 but Chanderpaul (150 - his highest ODI score) and Hooper (108) did the job for West Indies, taking them to 292.
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Philo Wallace, 0.1 ov), 2-5 (Nixon McLean, 0.6 ov), 3-46 (Brian Lara, 8.6 ov), 4-272 (Carl Hooper, 46.1 ov), 5-273 (Keith Arthurton, 46.4 ov), 6-275 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 47.4 ov), 7-276 (Keith Semple, 47.6 ov), 8-288 (Ridley Jacobs, 49.1 ov), 9-290 (Sir Curtly Ambrose, 49.4 ov)
The force that South Africa were in those days, they did not give up that easily as Jaques Kallis scored a breezy half-century. The team tried to stay in it quite deep with Mark Boucher and Lance Klusener doing their best. It was only when Klusener was run out by Keith Semple in the 47th over that West Indies could breathe easy.
While Carl Hooper took two wickets on the back of his ton, Chanderpaul received the Man of the Match award for his 136-ball 150 - a rare feat in ODIs in those days.
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Gary Kirsten, 1.6 ov), 2-9 (Mike Rindel, 2.6 ov), 3-18 (Daryll Cullinan, 5.2 ov), 4-78 (Jonty Rhodes, 15.4 ov), 5-116 (Jacques Kallis, 24.1 ov), 6-123 (Shaun Pollock, 26.5 ov), 7-159 (Hansie Cronje, 32.3 ov), 8-223 (Mark Boucher, 43.2 ov), 9-243 (Nicky Boje, 46.1 ov), 10-249 (Lance Klusener, 46.5 ov)
South Africa - Gary Kirsten, Mike Rindel, Daryll Cullinan, Jacques Kallis, Jonty Rhodes, Hansie Cronje (c), Shaun Pollock, Mark Boucher (wk), Lance Klusener, Nicky Boje, Henry Williams
West Indies - Philo Wallace, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Nixon McLean, Brian Lara (c), Carl Hooper, Keith Arthurton, Keith Semple, Ridley Jacobs (wk), Neil McGarrell, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Reon King
Match: RSA v WI, 2nd ODI, West Indies in South Africa ODI Series, 1999
Date: Sunday, January 24, 1999
Toss: South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl
Venue: Buffalo Park, East London
Umpires: Danzel Becker, Rudi Koertzen
Third Umpire: Wilf Diedricks
Match Referee: Javed Burki
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