In T20 cricket, a 200-plus score is considered a daunting total. And when one man scores over 200 runs in a T20 match, it is unbelievable.
According to newsroom.gy, former Windies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul recently smashed 210 runs off just 76 balls in a local T20 tournament Adam Sanford Cricket4Life at Caribe Lumber Ballpark, St Maarten.
More than half of his runs came from boundaries as he hit 25 fours and 13 sixes.
The 44-year-old opened the innings with Dwayne Smith against Mad Dogs, a team from the USA. On the back of the 210 runs, Chanderpaul’s team posted an ODI like score of 303 and won the games by 192 runs. Smith, on the other hand, scored 54 off 29 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes.
Unfortunately, it was not a recognised T20 match and therefore, Chanderpaul’s double century will not be considered the first in the T20 format.
Even though it has been over 3 years since he retired from international cricket, Chanderpaul continues to play both domestic and local cricket tournaments, including playing with his son Tagenarine Chanderpaul from the same team.
Chanderpaul stint in the IPL
The southpaw played 3 IPL matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2008 season, from which he scored 25 runs and was subsequently out of RCB’s playing XI for the next couple of games. He went unsold in the mega auctions for the next season.