Chanderpaul defiant again

Chester-le-Street, June 17:

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, with his second successive hundred, was the cornerstone of West Indies’ first innings recovery against England in the fourth Test today.

West Indies, who had been 55-4, were bowled out for 287 at tea on the third day with Chanderpaul 136 not out. Corey Collymore (13), who helped the left-hander add 58 for the last wicket, was the last man out falling LBW to left-arm spinner Monty Panesar.

Ryan Sidebottom took 5-88, his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket, before England were frustrated by the final pair.

Chanderpaul’s 16th Test hundred was the centrepiece of a total where the next best score was Dwayne Bravo’s 44.

West Indies resumed on Sunday on 132-4 with Chanderpaul unbeaten on 44 and Bravo 43.