West Indian batsmen make merry

Shivnarine Chanderpaul top-scored with 91Kolkata: Shivnarine Chanderpaul top-scored for the West Indies as they finished with 333/4 on day one of their tour game against Uttar Pradesh at the Jadavpur University Complex in Kolkata on Thursday.

After winning the toss, and electing to bat first, the visitors lost Chris Gayle (18) after the left-hander was bowled by Imtiaz Ahmed. Kieran Powell (64) and Darren Bravo (61) then added 112 wickets for the second wicket to restore supremacy. The duo were however, dismissed in a space of seven deliveries.

Bravo was bowled by R.P Singh, while Powell lost his furniture to spinner Arish Alam. They continued to wobble after Marlon Samuels was caught behind by Amir Khan off Imtiaz Ahmed. West Indies 163/4.

Chanderpaul (91) and Narsingh Deonarine (83) came up with a dominating 170-run partnership as they finished on 333/4 at stumps.

The game began late due to a wet outfield, and finished early because of bad light. With two more days to go, the men from the Caribbean will be hoping the weather gods allow them to get as much practice as possible. The first Test between India and the West Indies starts on November 6 at the Eden Gardens.

Scorecard:
West Indies 333/4 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul 91, Narsingh Deonarine 83, Imtiaz Ahmed 2/68, R.P Singh 1/46)

Also See: West Indies Vs Uttar Pradesh

West Indies player Chris Gayle fetches a run during Day 3 of practice match between West Indies and Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association XI at the Jadavpur University Ground in Kolkata on Nov.2, 2013. ... more 
West Indies player Chris Gayle fetches a run during Day 3 of practice match between West Indies and Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association XI at the Jadavpur University Ground in Kolkata on Nov.2, 2013. (Photo: IANS) less 
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