1st Test: Chanderpaul defiant despite Broad sweep

England pacer Stuart Broad claimed six wickets to reduce West Indies to 243/9 on Day 1 of the 1st Test but Shivnarine Chanderpaul remained unbeaten on 87.

updated: May 18, 2012 00:18 IST
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Lord's: That Shivnarine Chanderpaul values his wicket like few others is not a matter for debate. His team-mate Darren Bravo felt it, the umpire Marius Erasmus felt it and, most painfully of all, the England bowlers felt it. All three found at the start of an international summer that getting him to leave the crease is no easy matter.


More than 18 years since he made his Test debut, Chanderpaul is ranked the No. 1 Test batsman in the world, which is proof enough that, at 37, his appetite for batting has not diminished. He finished the opening day of the first Test unbeaten on 87 from 175 balls, with his average against England in England climbing beyond 69.

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