West Indies vs Western Australia : Chanderpaul Hammers Century

West Indies vs Western Australia : Chanderpaul Hammers Century

Post by Vicky B. Vigneswar » Mon, 11 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Sunday 10, November 1996

West Indies vs Western Australia : Chanderpaul hammers century

PERTH, Australia, Nov 9 (Reuter) - Shivnarine Chanderpaul  scored
West  Indies'  first  century  on tour as their top order enjoyed
some valuable batting practice against Western Australia  at  the
WACA on Saturday.

Chanderpaul made 123 before retiring with a slight  groin  strain
as  West  Indies  reached  387  for  four  in  reply  to  Western
Australia's 293 for six declared.

Chanderpaul, who began the second day on 11 out of  53  for  one,
shared  in a 207-run second wicket partnership with opener Robert
Samuels who contributed 96.

Carl Hooper added to the  carnage  by  scoring  84  before  being
dismissed  just  before  the close. Roland Holder remained 51 not

Chanderpaul hit 19 fours before retiring during the tea interval.

Samuels, who is considered a challenger to Adrian Griffith as  an
opening  partner  for Sherwin Campbell in the test series, hit 15
fours before dragging a full-pitched ball from  debutant  paceman
Matthew Nicholson into his stumps.

Left-arm wrist spinner Brad Hogg, a possible  test  candidate  if
leg-spinner  Shane  Warne  fails to convince the selectors he has
fully recovered from finger surgery in time to play in the  first
test in Brisbane, endured a dismal day.

Hogg, called up for the recent tour to India to cover for Warne's
absence,  finished  empty-handed after bowling 23 overs at a cost
of 95 runs. Western Australia first innings 293-6  declared  West
Indies first innings (overnight 53-1):


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