Chanderpaul double century puts West Indies in command


CRICKET:West Indies Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit his second ever double century and Denesh Ramdin struck an unbeaten 126 as the tourists took command of the first Test against Bangladesh yesterday.

West Indies declared their first innings at 527 for four just before tea on the second day after Chanderpaul reached 203 to equal his career best innings.

The hosts lost three wickets to leave them on 164-3 at the close. Tamim Iqbal, who led the Bangladesh attack, was the last man out, caught by Sunil Narine off Darren Sammy for 72 from 71 balls.

West Indies dominated the first two sessions and added 166 runs to their overnight 361-4 without losing a wicket.

Chanderpaul, resuming on 123, survived a few anxious moments and reached his double century with two runs off a delivery from off-spinner Sohag Gazi and West Indies waited only one more over to declare.

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