West Indies star well in tour match
Kolkata, India – West Indies batsmen, led by Shivnarine Chanderpaul, their most experienced, heeded head coach Ottis Gibson’s advice and made the most of steady, if not menacing Uttar Pradesh bowling in their tour-match today here.
Chanderpaul led a strong batting performance and was unbeaten on 91, sizing up his 68th first-class hundred, as the Windies piled up 333 for four when bad light stopped play half-hour after the scheduled close with 11 overs remaining on the opening day of the three-day match at the Jadavpur University Complex.
Narsingh Deonarine batted with confidence and was the perfect foil for Chanderpaul, his compatriot and fellow left-hander, sharing 170 – unbroken – for the fifth wicket. He was not out on 83.
Kieran Powell, another southpaw, held steady in the opening spot with 64 and Darren Bravo, the fifth of the left-handers in the visitors’ top six, was typically smooth with 61.
Summarized scores: West Indies at the end of day one—333 for 4 from 79 overs: Chanderpaul 91*; Deonarine 83*; Kieran Powell 64; Darren Bravo 61
Imtiaz Ahmed 2 for 68