VOTE OF CONFIDENCE: Embattled captain Shivnarine
Chanderpaul has been recommended to continue to lead the West Indies
when they play New Zealand next month.
Tuesday July 26 20005 by TONY COZIER in Kandy
West Indies skipper Shivnarine Chanderpaul caught
by Mahela Jayawardene for 24 yesterday.
THE TENACITY that kept the overwhelmingly outclassed West
Indies competitive for much of the series was finally and emphatically
broken by two Kandy men over the last two days as the second Test, and
the series, came to their predictable end.
In a defiant, unbeaten 157 that started on his old Trinity
College ground on Saturday afternoon and carried through until yesterday
morning, the left-handed Kumar Sangakkara converted the virtually deadlocked
first innings totals into a certain winning position for Sri Lanka.
André Nel showing his delight
as he traps West Indies skipper Shivnarine Chanderpaul leg-before.
There was an historic burial at Kensington Oval yesterday as fast
bowler André Nel ripped the heart and soul out of the home
The big pacer’s six wickets for 32 runs condemned
the West Indies to 166 all out as they lost the third Test by an
innings and 86 runs with a day to spare. It gave the South Africans
an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. <
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Brian Lara (right) and his new skipper Chanderpaul
talk during yesterday’s practice session.
The prince was back at his old stomping ground yesterday.
But when Brian Charles Lara stepped onto the Queen’s Park
Oval ground just outside Trinidad’s capital, it was as just
another West Indies player, if that is at all possible.
The 34-year-old wonder batsman was in good spirits, and
had a number of conversations with coaches and players, including new
Windies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul, as the team prepared for the second
Digicel Test against South Africa which starts tomorrow.
Friday 01, April-2005
It was a day to remember for the new-look
West Indies cricket team. Wavell Wayne Hinds (right), spearheaded
a fightback from the home team with an authoritative unbeaten 188
that crippled the South African bowling attack.
When he reached his hundred, Hinds, 28, was deservedly congratulated
by the new man at the helm, Shiv Chanderpaul, who finished a rewarding
day for the West Indies with a century of his own on his home ground
at Bourda, Guyana. < Read
Chanderpaul raises his hands in triumph after reaching
three figures at Lord’s on Saturday 25th July 2004.
The man they call “the little Guyanese” came up big yesterday.
Chivnarine Chanderpaul battled England tooth and nail at their historic
and imposing home court advantage called Lord’s, and when the
dust settled, West Indies had fought their way back into the first
Power Test, trailing by only 152 going into today’s fourth day.
Chanderpaul’s knock of 128 not out, his 11th Test
ton, if not pretty to watch, was brilliant and equally important to a
West Indies team that has been dominated by England the last few months.
He faced 270 balls, and though not producing the kind
of fireworks or stylish strokes usually associated with a century so important
to a team badly in need of some good luck, those runs saved West Indies
from a humiliating loss.