“He went for shots once he got set and was tough to bowl to”- Hazlewood impressed with Chanderpaul’s batting.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul got off to a fabulous start in Test cricket as he remained unbeaten on 47 runs at stumps on Day 2 of the first Test against Australia in Perth to guide the West Indies to a score of 74 for no loss, in response to Australia’s mammoth first innings score of 598/4.

The left-handed batter had the entire cricket fraternity in awe when he came out to bat as his batting stance was almost a carbon copy of that of his father.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul was known for his unusual batting stance and for his son to have the same stance is something that left event the fans bewildered.

Tagenarine took on the Australian pace attack hitting four boundaries and a six against them despite being hit on the body early in the innings.

Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood, who bowled the most overs among his teammates in the final session on Thursday, was also the most expensive bowler among them. Clearly impressed by Chanderpaul, Hazlewood laid emphasis on planning in a better way against him on Day 3.

“Interesting start from [Tagenarine] Chanderpaul. He went for shots once he got set and was tough to bowl to. We’ll have to hit our lengths against him [tomorrow].” Hazlewood told Fox Cricket after Stumps, Day 2.

Watch video of Tagenarine Chanderpaul hitting Pat Cummins for a boundary

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