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Chanderpaul hits record 7th straight test 50; West Indies out for 408 against South Africa

Chanderpaul hits record 7th straight test 50; West Indies out for 408 against South Africa

Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit a record seventh straight test half century for West Indies on Thursday before being dismissed for 104 in the first test against South Africa.
West Indies moved from its overnight score of 281-4 to 408 all out at tea on the second day of the three-match series at St. George's Park.
Chanderpaul was bowled by Andre Nel after a 253-ball innings which included 12 fours. Everton Weekes of the West Indies and Andy Flower of Zimbabwe are the only other test batsmen to have scored seven 50s in a row.
Chanderpaul's overnight partner Dwayne Bravo was one of two wickets to fall in the morning session after he top-edged a lifting delivery from Makhaya Ntini. Herschelle Gibbs and Ntini collided as the bowler took the catch and Bravo went for 12.
Ntini then dismissed wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin _ caught behind for one _ before Chanderpaul teamed up with Darren Sammy in a partnership of 57 for the seventh wicket.
Sammy provided 38 of those runs for his highest test score, before he was narrowly run out by a throw from A.B. de Villiers
Chanderpaul, meanwhile, added to his overnight 43 in typically patient fashion, and started to dominate the strike in a bid to protect the tail-enders.
Chanderpaul and Jerome Taylor shared 24 for the eighth wicket, and 25 for the ninth before Nel removed Chanderpaul and the West Indies innings tailed off.
Nel finished with 3-85, Ntini took 3-100 and Dale Steyn 2-121. But the bowling performances did not justify South Africa captain Graeme Smith's decision to field when he won the toss on the opening day.


Updated : 2021-08-01 21:37 GMT+08:00