Chanderpaul scores 109* as WI ‘A’ and Bangladesh ‘A’ play to draw

SUMMARY: Bangladesh ‘A’ 300-9 declared (M. Hassan 146, J. Anik 33; C. Archibald 3-48, A. Phillip 3-72) vs West Indies ‘A’ 277-5 (T. Chanderpaul 109*, A. Athanaze 82, J. DaSilva 37; N. Hasan 3-69, M. Chowdhury 2-38)


Guyanese Tagenarine Chanderpaul enhanced his chances of a Test call-up, scoring an unbeaten hundred on the final day of the West Indies ‘A’ Four-Day game against Bangladesh ‘A’ at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia on Saturday.

While the game ended in a tame draw, and by virtue the two-match series 0-0, it was Chanderpaul was stole the spotlight on the last day, scoring an unbeaten 109 (retired) in his 50th First-Class game as West Indies ‘A’ reached 277-5 in response to 300-9 declared made by Bangladesh ‘A’.

The left-handed Chanderpaul started the day on 21 with West Indies ‘A’ 43-2, and the opener brought up his fifth First-Class ton off 305 balls, reaching the landmark with a sharp single.

It was Chanderpaul’s third First-Class hundred of 2022. All told, his innings spanned 337 balls and 404 minutes and included nine fours.

Chanderpaul and Alick Athanaze, who made 82 (121 balls, 182 minutes, 9x4s) added 120 for the fifth wicket, and before that Chanderpaul put together 50 for the third wicket with Joshua DaSilva (37) and 56 for the fourth wicket with compatriot Tevin Imlach (21).

Bowling for Bangladesh ‘A’, N. Hasan took 3-69 and M. Chowdhury 2-38.

The first game was also a drawn encounter. Below are the summarised scores from that match.

SUMMARY: Bangladesh ‘A’ 167 all out from 60.5 overs (Mohammad Mithun 50, Nayeem Hasan 27, Mohammed Hassan 20; Marquino Mindley 5-59, Justin Greaves 3-26) drew with West Indies ‘A’ 263-5 from 98 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 49, Joshua DaSilva 43, Kacey Carty 36, Tevin Imlach 36, Jeremy Solozano 32, Alick Athanaze 30*; Syed Ahmed 2-73, Hasan 1-44, Rejaur Rahman Raja 1-80)

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