Chanderpaul surpasses Tendulkar, equals Bradman

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Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 12:10 [IST]
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Hamilton, Dec 20: West Indies left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul has surpassed Sachin Tendulkar with his 17th unbeaten Test century today.


Chanderpaul, who scored 122 not out on the second day of the third Test against New Zealand here on Friday, has now overtaken Tendulkar in Test cricket with most number of undefeated centuries.

Chanderpaul surpasses Tendulkar

Today's hundred was Chanderpaul's 29th of his Test career and 17th unbeaten three-figure mark. Tendulkar held the record with 16 not out centuries in the five-day game.

With his 29th ton, Chanderpaul has drawn level with Sir Don Bradman. Tendulkar has the most Test centuries with 51. The Indian batsman retired from international cricket last month.

The 39-year-old Chanderpaul, during his knock today, also overtook Allan Border in the top-10 most Test run scorers.

Chanderpaul now has 11,199 runs, going past Border's 11,174. The West Indian is now sixth in the all-time list headed by Tendulkar. The Guyanese batsman is 754 runs behind Brian Lara.


Story first published:  Friday, December 20, 2013, 12:09 [IST]
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