West Indies Veteran Shivnaraine Chanderpaul scored his 29th century against New Zealand in Hamilton on Saturday but even more significant significant was the fact his feat of seventeen unbeaten hundreds means he overtakes Sachin Tendulkar for most unbeaten hundreds.
Having reached the landmark of 150 Tests during Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell match in Mumbai, Chanderpaul is also in the list of the top run getters in Test cricket.
The fifth highest scorer in Test cricket is Chanderpaul’s West Indies compatriot Brian Lara who amassed 11,953, while the list is headed by the recently retired Tendulkar with a colossal 15,921 from 200 matches.
The classy Chanderpaul, whose front-on stance would not be found in any coaching manual, has blossomed since Lara’s retirement in 2007.
When playing in the Lara years, Chanderpaul averaged 44.60 in 101 Tests, but in 52 Tests since he has averaged a shade under 70.
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