Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s son Tagenarine scores first Test century in his third match as West Indies openers share record opening stand against Zimbabwe; Tagenarine makes 207 not out in Bulawayo; Shivnarine is West Indies’ second-highest Test run-scorer of all time, behind Brian Lara
Tagenarine Chanderpaul made an unbeaten double century after setting a new West Indies record of 336 for the first wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite on Monday before the tourists declared at 447-6 in the first Test against Zimbabwe.
The stand surpassed the 298-run partnership shared by Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes against England in 1990.
Chanderpaul made 207 not out from 467 deliveries in West Indies’ total of 447-6 declared in Bulawayo, scoring a maiden hundred in his fifth Test innings.
Brathwaite clattered his way to 182 and looked odds-on to score the second double-century of his Test career when he was trapped by spinner Wellington Masakadza.
For once the captain misread the length and tried to sweep a full-length delivery on off stump, ending an inning which spanned 312 balls and included 18 fours.
It was a small reward for the Zimbabwe bowlers who had toiled 114 overs before making the breakthrough.
They were rewarded with a second wicket before lunch when Kyle Mayers was bowled through the gate for 20 by leg-spinner Brandon Mavuta, who went on to take five wickets at a cost of 140 runs.
While wickets were falling regularly on the other end, the left-handed Chanderpaul looked determine to break his father’s highest Test score of 203. And well, the moment came when Tagenarine Chanderpaul completed his maiden Test double ton that too with a six. With this, they became the second father-son duo to hit double centuries in Test cricket.
Chanderpaul who, picking up the tempo from a sluggish first two days, struck 16 fours and three sixes before West Indies declared soon after lunch
Windies declared their first innings on 447 for six with Tagenarine remaining unbeaten on 207 off 467 balls with 16 fours and three sixes. At stumps on day two, Zimbabwe was 21 for zero.
Tagenarine’s first Test hundred means he now only needs 30 more to eclipse his dad…