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Chanderpaul crosses Border

Shivnarine Chanderpaul celebrates his 29th Test ton, passing Allan Border as the format's sixth highest run scorer in the process

By Dave Clark

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the sixth-highest run-scorer in Test cricket, but the third Test against New Zeland remains finely poised in Hamilton.

The 39-year-old, unbeaten on 94 overnight, brought up his 29th Test century and surpassed Allan Border's 11,174 runs with a boundary off Tim Southee.

Resuming on 289 for six after Chanderrpaul and Denesh Ramdin had revived the Windies with a 200-run partnership on day one, the tourists lost Darren Sammy to Southee early on and Sunil Narine fell for three with the score on 307.

But Chanderpaul steered the tail magnificently to add 60 runs for the last two wickets, finishing unbeaten on 122 as the Windies were bowled out for 367.

The left-handed batsman has now scored 11,199 runs in 153 Tests, and is only 754 behind former team-mate Brian Lara.

In reply New Zealand reached stumps on 156 for three, thanks largely to half-centuries from Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson.

The hosts, 1-0 up in the three-match series, lost openers Hamish Rutherford and Peter Fulton in the afternoon, before Williamson, who made 58, and Taylor, who finished the day unbeaten on 56, launched a rescue mission after tea, finishing the day 211 runs behind.

Afterwards Chanderpaul paid tribute to Border - who retired in March 1994, the same month the Guyanese made his debut.

"I'm just trying to take each game as it comes along and trying to do as well as I can," he said.

"Border is a great man and scored a lot of runs against us in the past - and we have a lot of fast bowlers!"

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