Chanderpaul reaches 10,000 Test runs

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has become the 10th batsman and the second West Indian to pass 10,000 runs in Test matches.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

He has joined champions such as Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Rahul Dravid.

He reached the landmark on the fourth day of of the third and final Test against Australia at Windsor Park.

Chanderpaul reached the milestone in his 140th Test, emulating Brian Lara’s feat of also passing 10,000 for the West Indies.

Chanderpaul, who made his debut against England in Georgetown in 1994, had made 25 centuries, 57 fifties and has a top score of 203 not out.

The 10,000th run also served to take his Test match batting average back above 50.

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