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Chanderpaul to the rescue again

IN THE RUNS AGAIN: Shiv Chanderpaul

WHATEVER THE West Indies had for lunch today did not agree with them as they contrived to end the first Test at Lord’s early

Immediately after the break the West Indies lost the batsmen who had given them such a positive platform after a dubious start to the Test series.

Adrian Barath was caught off man of the moment Jimmy Anderson off a Stuart Broad delivery, adding just a single to his pre-lunch 41.

What was to follow was straight out of a Christmas panto. The experienced Shiv Chandepaul knocked the ball into space and seemingly set off for a quick single. However, Darren Bravo was doing a fair impression of Usain Bolt and charged down the wicket with the result that both batsmen were at the same end.

Chanderpaul held his ground so the rampaging Bravo had to go when he was on 29. It was a calamitous way for the West Indies to lose their fourth wicket.

Chanderpaul (42) and the circumspect Marlon Samuels (14) steadied the ship which at one stage resembled the Titanic. West Indies went into the tea beak on 146-4.

England won the toss and decided to bowl this morning and were soon celebrating when Jimmy Anderson bowled Kieran Powell (5) when the score was on unlucky 13.

West Indies were undone by Anderson again Kirk Edwards (1) was trapped lbw with the score on 32.

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