Anurag Dasgupta ∙ Feb 6 2023, 11:54 AM

ZIM vs WI, 1st Test: Tagenarine Chanderpaul slams his maiden double century

image-ldsr4k0rChanderpaul celebrates a landmark [Associated Press]

Tagenarine Chanderpaul has looked rock solid in his short Test career. With the burden of coming from a cricketing family, the talented southpaw had a point to prove, and he did just that.

In only his third Test match, the elegant batter went onto score his maiden Test ton, and converted it into a stellar double century, laced with 16 boundaries and three sixes.

It was an innings of high quality as the youngster hardly looked unfazed and took advantage of the flat wicket that was on offer.

West Indies have been craving for a cool headed opener, and they have finally found one in Chanderpaul, who certainly belongs at the big stage. Alongside skipper Kraigg Brathwaite, the southpaw stitched a mammoth 336-run partnership for the opening wicket and took the game away from the home team.

He made his debut against Australia in the two-match Test series in November last year, and impressed everyone with his technique on the fast and bouncy tracks. This time around, when the opportunity was right, Chanderpaul grabbed it with both hands and notched up a brilliant double century.

Talking about the match, West Indies had a firm grip on a rain-hit Test match, but Zimbabwe bounced back with a flurry of wickets.

At the time of writing, West Indies are 443 for 6, with Chanderpaul batting at 205.

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