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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