It seems that Shivnarine Chanderpaul is having a pretty ordinary series now that he’s been laden with the prestigeous Lord Megachief of Gold title, averaging a mere 209 against the World’s top ranked Test team.
A real blip then that his side is 1-0 down going into the final day of a fairly low scoring series, though they’ve got the chance to even it up tonight.
He’s returned scores of 118, 11, 107*, 77*, 79* and 27* thus far. Now Shiv’s not out and playing for an improbable victory, hoping to steer to Windies to a further 240 on day 5 to take the honours.
Gayle has again proven to be cool mother-f’ucking cat in reading this pitch – he didn’t put Australia in cause he wanted to bowl first, oh no that’d be far too easy for Gayle. He put Australia in so that the Windies could bat last.
Yep, he knew all along that this wicket would reverse over the course of the match, yielding scores of 251, 216, 439 and 475.