Chanderpaul father-son duo bat together; partnership ends in a run out

43 year old Shivnarine and 21 year old Tagenarine Chanderpaul play for Guyana.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Tagenarine Chanderpaul

The Cricket West Indies domestic 50 over tournament Super50 Cup saw a unique event happening as Guyana Jaguars took on Windward Islands in the second semi-final; when the son-father combination of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Tagenarine Chanderpaul batted together.

Windward Islands batted first and scored 286 runs with Tyrone Theophile scoring 107 and Kavem Hodge scoring 57.  

With Guyana having to score 284 runs in 47 overs; 21 year old Tagenarine Chanderpaul opened the batting with Chandrapaul Hemraj. After Hemraj was dismissed for 4, the no.3 batsman happened to be Tagenarine’s father Shivnarine Chanderpaul. 43 year old Chanderpaul is West Indies’ most capped player in Test cricket with 164 Tests to his name.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored 11867 runs in those 164 Tests with 30 centuries and a highest score of 203*. His career started in 1994 against England in Georgetown and he played his last Test also against England in Bridgetown in 2015 and was unceremoniously dropped from the West Indian team.

The father-son duo added 13 runs for the second wicket, before a straight drive from Shivnarine, took a touch from bowler Ryan John and smashed into the stumps at the non-strikers’ end. Tagenarine, who was backing up, was found short of the return crease and was adjudged run out, ending the unique partnership.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul was dismissed for 34 off 38 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes and his team Guyana Jaguars was dismissed for 231, losing the match by 52 runs (D/L method).  Windward Islands moved into the finals of the Super50 Cup and will face Barbados on February 24, 2018.

By Jatin Sharma - 23 Feb, 2018

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