First-Class batsman Tagenarine Chanderpaul gave the sprinkling of spectators at Enmore on Sunday a glimpse of his class, slamming a belligerent hundred to spur the home team to a commanding 78-run win over Mahaica in a friendly encounter.
Playing at the Enmore Community Centre, Enmore batted first and racked up an imposing 186-5 from the allotted 30 overs. The left-handed opener ended with an aggressive unbeaten 123.
Chanderpaul, the son of West Indies batting stalwart Shivnarine Chanderpaul, belted 16 fours and one six in his 100-ball knock.
The national Under-19 batsman added 72 for the first wicket with former national Under-15 opener Javed Mohamed, who made 15. He then found an ally in Vishwanauth Ramlakhan and they added 66 for the second wicket. The right-handed Ramlakhan made 20.
When Mahaica batted, they lost wickets at regular intervals and were dismissed for 108 in 22 overs on a batsman-friendly wicket and fast outfield.
The visitors lost opener and danger man Hemraj Garbarran via the run out route for a topscore of 28 and from there, the innings went downhill with the Enmore bowlers maintaining a stranglehold on proceedings.
Off-spinner Ramdeo Basdeo was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets for two runs, while Satesh Jainarine (2-3), Ranjeet Hiralall (2-7) and Nandram Ganesh (2-20) were also in the wickets’ column.
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