On This Day: Shivnarine Chanderpaul hits 10 runs in two balls off Chaminda Vaas to win thriller vs Sri Lanka


Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit 10 runs in two balls: The West Indian batsman gained the match from nowhere for his staff.

On this present day in 2008, former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored 10 runs off the final two balls in opposition to Sri Lanka seamer Chaminda Vaas to win an exhilarating contest between the 2 groups on the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.

Chasing a 236-run goal, West Indies didn’t make optimum use of their begin as a mediocre run fee and common fall of wickets noticed them struggling in direction of the top of the primary ODI of Sri Lanka’s tour of West Indies.

Coming in to bat at No. 5 within the 28th over, Chanderpaul secured one finish to convey down the equation to needing 13 runs off the final over with just one wicket in hand.

Having accomplished his 50th ODI half-century within the penultimate over of the match, the southpaw held key to victory for the hosts but it surely was no imply activity for him.

Chanderpaul, then 33, neither misplaced his endurance not form as he hit Vaas down the bottom for a cracking boundary to cut back the equation to needing a last-ball six to achieve a 1-Zero lead within the three-match collection.

In his try to bowl a yorker, Vaas ended up bowling a full-toss which Chanderpaul hit over mid-wicket for a six to ship the spectators and his teammates in frenzy.

Having scored 62* (63) with the assistance of 5 fours and a six, Chanderpaul top-scored for West Indies in a cliffhanger. Other than him, captain Chris Gayle additionally contributed together with his 35th ODI half-century, 52 (81).

After Gayle gained the toss and invited Sri Lanka in to bat, the visiting staff scored 235/7 on the again of a powerful 159-run partnership between him Chamara Silva (67) and Chamara Kapugedera (95).

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was declared the ‘Man of the Match’ for following his bowling figures of 10-1-32-Four with an important 36 (37) within the second innings.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit 10 runs in two balls

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