Updated: Friday, 20 December 2013 06:01 | By Agence France-Presse

Chanderpaul passes Border on run-scorers list

Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul on Friday overtook Australian Allan Border as the sixth highest all-time run scorer in Test cricket.


Chanderpaul passes Border on run-scorers list

Shivnarine Chanderpaul of the West Indies bats during day two of the second international cricket Test match between New Zealand and the West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 12, 2013

Chanderpaul moved to 11,175 runs from his 153 Tests when he reached 98 not out on the second day of the third Test against New Zealand, with the West Indies on 296-6. 

Border scored 11,174 runs from 156 Tests before he retired in March 1994, the same month the 39-year-old Chanderpaul made his debut. 

The fifth highest scorer in Test cricket is Chanderpaul's West Indies compatriot Brian Lara who amassed 11,953, while the list is headed by the recently retired Sachin Tendulkar with a colossal 15,921 from 200 matches.

The classy Chanderpaul, whose front-on stance would not be found in any coaching manual, has blossomed since Lara's retirement in 2007.

When playing in the Lara years, Chanderpaul averaged 44.60 in 101 Tests, but in 52 Tests since he has averaged a shade over 70.

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