West Indies and Derbyshire batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has become the sixth highest run-scorer in Test history after posting an unbeaten century against New Zealand last night.
The 39-year-old completed his 29th Test century, finishing unbeaten on 122 in the Windies’ first innings in the third Test against the Black Caps in Hamilton.
It was Chanderpaul’s 17th unbeaten ton, one more than the recently retired Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar achieved in his illustrious career.
The West Indies batsman has now scored 11,199 runs in 153 Test appearances, overtaking Allan Border's 11,174. Chanderpaul is now 754 runs behind compatriot Brian Lara, who is fifth on the all-time list.
“I’m happy to get up there with other great guys,” Chanderpaul said.
"I'm just trying to take each game as it comes along and trying to do as well as I can.”
He was also keen to pay tribute to former Australian captain Border, who retired in March 1994, the same month in which the Guyanese made his Test debut.
"Border is a great man and scored a lot of runs against us in the past and we have a lot of fast bowlers.”
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