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Shiv’s Mecca


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THE “TIGER” Shivnarine Chanderpaul has replaced “Prince” Brian Lara as the new batting king of Kensington Oval.
Chanderpaul yesterday fashioned a 25th Test century to not only surpass Lara (1 339 runs) as the batsman with the most Test runs (1 374) at The Mecca but also help the West Indies to boldly declare at 449 for nine in their first innings, just after 4:30 p.m.
And by the close on the second day of the first Digicel cricket Test, Australia had safely navigated a tricky 45-minute period, reaching 44 without loss off ten overs, with David Warner 27 not out and Ed Cowans on 13.
Patience and perseverance once again paid off for the 37-year-old Chanderpaul, who was undefeated on 103, his fifth Test century against Australia in a batting display which spanned six hours and 248 balls and contained nine fours and a six.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.


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