LONDON, CMC – Veteran former West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul missed out on the opportunity to extend his heavy scoring when rain forced the abandonment of the final day of Lancashire’s clash with Warwickshire on Thursday.
Set to resume unbeaten on 24 with the visitors on 178 for four, Chanderpaul was frustrated as all-day rain in Birmingham kept players off the field at Edgbaston before the day/night encounter was called off at 4 pm.
It meant the 42-year-old Guyanese ended the match without being dismissed, following his excellent unbeaten 117 in Lancashire’s first inning of 273.
Batting under lights, Chanderpaul faced 151 balls in a shade over four hours and struck 16 fours, to notch his third hundred of the County season, and the 76th of his remarkable first class career.
He has gathered 559 runs so far in the campaign at an average of nearly 80.
Chanderpaul, who played the last of his record 164 Tests two years ago, was also among the leading run-getters in the West Indies first class championship this year.