Unbelievable! Shivnarine Chanderpaul hits double century in T20 match!
Former Windies hard hitter Shivnarine Chanderpaul smashed double century in a local T20 tournament titled Adam Sanford Cricket4Life at Caribe Lumber Ballpark, St Maarten.
The 44 year-old batsman smashed 210 runs off just 76 balls, at a strike rate of 276.31. His innings had 25 fours and 13 sixes amounting to 176 runs through boundaries.
Chanderpaul opened alongside another Windies former cricketer Dwayne Smith against Mad Dogs, local team of the United States of America.
Standing on the back of Chanderpaul’s 210 runs, his team posted a mammoth total of 303 and won the game by 192 runs. Smith, on the other hand, scored 54 off 29 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes.
Unfortunately, the aforementioned match was not a recognized T20 match and his double century will not be considered as the first in T20 format.
The highest score in an official T20 match is 175 hammered by Chris Gayle which he did in the 2015 Indian Premier League.
Since his retirement three years back, Chanderpaul continue to play in both domestic and local cricket tournaments. He is even batting with his son Tagenarine Chanderpaul in the same team.
In 164 Tests that Chanderpaul played, the batsman scored 11,867 runs at an average of 51, with 30 centuries, the record which stands on list of all-time West Indies run-scorers. He was just 86 runs short of Brian Lara who has 11,953 runs.
Chanderpaul also batted in 251 innings for Windies in which he scored 8778 runs at an average of 41.60. He has also played 22 T20Is, scoring 343 runs at a strike rate of 98.84.