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Stubborn Chanderpaul takes it to the final day

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Shivnarine Chanderpaul batted for 176 balls on the fourth day to score 81 runs to enable West Indies to take the third test till the final day. West Indies do have a tiny chance of even winning the test match with 154 more runs to win with Chanderpaul unbeaten along with Denesh Ramdin.

England had a good morning session taking two wickets. Both Chris Gayle and Devon Smith were dismissed with Harmison and Monty Panesar striking for the homeside. However, the afternoon session belonged to the West Indies with Runako Morton and Shivnarine Chanderpaul keeping the bowlers at bay. The breakthrough was given few minutes before Tea by Monty Panesar trapping Runako Morton lbw. Morton did extremely well in killing time by surviving 145 balls and also scoring 54 runs with the help of 7 fours.

The last session saw another superb partnership which also featured Chanderpaul. This time he was with Bravo who fell in the 79th over after having batted for more than 20 overs. Bravo had got 49 from 71 with 8 fours before he was done in by Monty Panesar. West Indies got their third consecutive half century stand through Chanderpaul and Ramdin. The tourists will be hoping that this partnership stretches for a long time tomorrow. Even if West Indies lose, it has been a good fight so far with a score of 301 for 5 in their second innings.

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