Shiv leads the way

A no-nonsense Shivnarine Chanderpaul led the West Indies to yet another victory in the Supreme Ventures Sports Betting Jamaica Cricket Festival at Sabina Park yesterday.

The Caribbean side ran out 18-run victors in their Twenty20 contest against Ireland. Chanderpaul struck the ball all over the park in his entertaining knock of 64 that featured eight fours and two sixes in 64 balls which powered the West Indies to 171-7 in their 20 overs.

In their reply, Ireland could only manage 153-7 as the West Indies secured yet another victory in the pre-ICC World Twenty20 Championship series.

Chanderpaul was pleased with his innings and was happy with the result as the team continues its preparation for the ICC World Twenty20 Championships which gets under way in the region April 30-May 16. “It was a great game, both sides played well. We lost Fletcher early but Wavell (Hinds) came and really batted well and it all finished up nicely for us. We lost too many wickets in the end and could have made some more runs …,” Chanderpaul said. “We have been playing well and preparing well. Winning is good for us and is good for our confidence,” he added.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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