Chanderpaul falls cheaply again but Lancashire flourish

Veteran former West Indies left-hander, Shiv Chanderpaul.

NOTTINGHAM, England, CMC – Shiv Chanderpaul’s struggles continued with the bat yesterday when he was dismissed cheaply on the opening day of Lancashire’s Division One encounter against Nottinghamshire.

The veteran former West Indies left-hander managed just 23 as the visitors ended on 157 for four in reply to Notts’ 133 in their first innings at Trent Bridge.

Chanderpaul has scored one half-century this season – 65 against Surrey at Old Trafford last month. All told, he has scraped together a mere 114 runs from seven innings.

Last season, he smashed 831 runs at an average of 51 to be one of the Championship’s leading run-getters.

Batting first yesterday, Notts were 80 for three at one stage but then lost their last seven wickets for 53 runs in a shocking collapse.

Opener Jake Libby top-scored with 34 while Samit Patel got 27 but they were the only two to really get starts as Graham Onions (3-22) and Tom Bailey (3-28) destroyed the innings with three-wicket hauls.

In reply, Keaton Jennings (52 not out) and Alex Davies (50) stroked half-centuries in an opening stand of 77 before three wickets tumbled for 19 runs.  Chanderpaul then joined Jennings in a crucial 47-run, fourth wicket stand, stroking five fours in a 42-ball knock, to help revive the innings.

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