Chanderpaul in supreme form
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - West Indies middle-order batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, has been giving local bowlers nightmares, plundering two half-centuries and a hundred in three matches over the past week.
Playing for hosts Gandhi Youth Organisation against Transport Sports Club on Saturday, the left-handed Chanderpaul and his son, Tagenarinel, bludgeoned the opposition attack, as GYO piled up 312-2 from the allotted 40 overs.
Shivnarine led the onslaught with a robust 143 not out with 10 sixes and seven fours, while Tagenarine played the supporting role with an unbeaten 112, inclusive of 13 boundaries (6×6, 7×4). The father/son combination added an unbroken 256 for the third wicket to lay the foundation for a massive 125-run win.
Transport SC responded with 187 all out from 32 overs with medium-pacers, Garfield DeRoche and Wayne Walker, picking up 4-36 and 3-29 respectively for GYO. Motilall made 44 not out and Steven Sampson 36 for Transport SC.
On Sunday, Shivnarine was again in a dominant mood, leading Tiger Sports to a comprehensive 94-run win over Unity at the Unity ground.
Batting first, Tiger Sports posted 183-8 from the allotted 30 overs with Shivnarine hitting an unbeaten 68 with eight sixes and a four. Tagenarine again played second fiddle, scoring a solid 35, as Kishore Singh bagged 4-34.
When Unity batted, they were tormented by left-arm spinner, Dru Bahadur, as they were dismissed for 89. Bahadur, who copped the Man-of-the-Match accolade, finished with 4-19 from six overs. Trophies for the game were sponsored by Tiger Sports of Enmore, East Coast Demerara.
Last week, Shivnarine again showed the opposition why he is so highly ranked by the International Cricket Council, as he steered Unity to a four-wicket win over Strathavon.
The former West Indies captain blasted 90 not out as Unity blazed to victory at 158-6 from 27.4 overs. Ken Alphonso snared 3-34 for Strathavon who had earlier posted 157-8 from 30 overs.
National First-Class batsman, Chanderpaul Hemraj, and his brother Gobinram Hemraj made 45 and 57 respectively for Strathavon. Vishal Arjune picked up 3-12, bowling for Unity.