Cricket News sort by Shivnarine Chanderpaul

During the course of his century on day one of the Galle Test against Bangladesh, former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara equaled fellow countryman Mahela Jayawardene’s record of 31 Test tons.

On Friday, West Indies lost their fourth consecutive ODI against Australia in spite of a belligerent ton from the big-hitting Kieron Pollard. Coming in after the Caribbeans found themselves in a desperate position at 17 for 3, Pollard replied with a wonderfully compiled, unbeaten 109 off 136 balls, an innings punctuated with 11 fours and two sixes.

Pakistan's Javed Miandad was the first batsman to do so, when he hit Chetan Sharma for a six to give Pakistan a thrilling one-wicket win in the Australasia Cup final at Sharjah in April 1986.

England skipper Alastair Cook not only wrote his name into the record books with his 23rd Test century, the most by an Englishman, but piled on the agony for India, registering his third ton in succession in this series.

West Indies are all set to complete a 2-0 whitewash over hosts Bangladesh in the Sahara Cup Test Series. By Stumps on Day 4, Bangladesh did put up a brave fight but they were already out of the contest after conceding a massive first innings lead.

West Indies are in the driver’s seat in the Second and Final Test at Khulna as they consolidated their solid position with the bat on the third day’s play.

The game of cricket has undergone a sea change from the 90’s to the current times. However, there have been a handful of cricketers who have played in the two eras, and, like greats do, have adapted their game according to the situation, and have succeeded like few others have.

West Indies are in control of their Opening Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium with Bangladesh losing three top order wickets in reply to the visitors’ huge total of 527 for 4 declared.

West Indies have set up the First Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in their favour by piling up 361 for 4 on the opening day’s play.