[www.inewsguyana.com] – Shivnarine Chanderpaul‘s 183 thwarted the Bangladeshi bowlers and led St Kitts & Nevis to 399 on the final day of the drawn tour match at the Warner Park, Basseterre. The Bangladeshis played out 36 overs before close of play, scoring 148 for 4.
Chanderpaul and Jeremiah Louis, the overnight batsmen for St Kitts & Nevis, began the day with the score on 232 for 4 and they added another 88 runs to their partnership to take the score past 300.
Despite Louis’ wicket and quick subsequent strikes from Taijul Islam and Shuvagata Hom, St Kitts & Nevis steadied themselves and took a first-innings lead through a 35-run, ninth-wicket stand between Chanderpaul and Shino Berridge.
Chanderpaul hit 20 fours and two sixes before his dismissal by Rubel Hossain brought an end to the innings. For the Bangladeshis, Shuvagata, Taijul and Rubel all picked up three wickets each.
The Bangladeshi openers, Shamsur Rahman and Tamim Iqbal, gave their side a confident start in the second innings with a 94-run stand that came at a brisk run rate of 4.47. However, the Bangladeshis suffered a top-order stutter when their top three were dismissed within four overs.
Both openers, who have been short of runs on the tour, got starts – Shamsur scored 46 off 63 balls while Tamim chipped in with a 65-ball 43. (Cricinfo.com)