HomeSportsCricketTagenarine Chanderpaul boosts Test hopes with Canberra century

Tagenarine Chanderpaul boosts Test hopes with Canberra century

West Indies 234 for 7 (Chanderpaul 119, Murphy 3-27, Paris 3-31) path Prime Minister’s XI 322 (Renshaw 81, Harris 73, Joseph 4-65, Chase 2-72) by 88 runs

Son of a gun Tagenarine Chanderpaul has boosted his possibilities of a Test debut towards Australia by producing a hard-fought century towards the Prime Minister’s XI.

Chanderpaul, the son of West Indies nice Shivnarine Chanderpaul, scored 119 off 293 balls on Thursday to raise his facet to 234 for 7 at stumps on day two of the pink-ball match in Canberra.

Victoria offspinner Todd Murphy additionally pushed his case for a spot on Australia’s tour of India subsequent 12 months claiming 3 for 27 in a powerful show, whereas Western Australia left-arm paceman Joel Paris additionally claimed three scalps.

The PM’s XI made 322 of their first innings, leaving the four-day conflict delicately balanced.

Chanderpaul was the second-highest run-scorer in West Indies first-class cricket this 12 months, averaging 73.16 whereas additionally starring for the nation’s A crew.

The 26-year-old’s knock towards the PM’s XI has put his identify up in lights forward of the primary Test towards Australia at Perth’s Optus Stadium, beginning November 30. Even earlier than the tour match started, West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite backed Chanderpaul to succeed at Test degree.

Chanderpaul’s dad carved out a adorned 164-Test profession by which he averaged 51.4 and scored 30 centuries. His son now needs to make a reputation for himself.

“I try and be myself,” Tagenarine mentioned. “I can’t be him, so I can only be myself. Fingers crossed [I get picked for the first Test]. I’ll try to get some runs if I’m selected.”

The PM’s XI added an extra 25 runs to their in a single day rating of 297 for 9 earlier than Mark Steketee was final man out for 15. Paceman Alzarri Joseph was the choose of the touring bowlers with 4 for 65, whereas spinner Roston Chase completed with 2 for 72.

The vacationers made a shiny begin to their innings, shifting to 94 with out loss following robust efforts from Chanderpaul and Brathwaite. But when Brathwaite chopped on a Steketee supply, it sparked a collapse of 4 for 44 as West Indies started to wobble.

WA paceman Joel Paris discovered the sting of Nkrumah Bonner’s bat to ship him packing for a duck earlier than spinner Todd Murphy bowled Devon Thomas after which trapped Kyle Mayers eight overs later. Chanderpaul held the innings collectively, putting 13 fours and one six on the best way to posting triple figures.

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