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Chanderpaul helps Windies set testing target

July 04, 2007 20:29 IST

- Scorecard

Shivnarine Chanderpaul [Images] hit an unbeaten century and Marlon Samuels thumped 77 as the West Indies [Images] socred 278 for five in the second one-day international against England [Images] at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

Chanderpaul finished unbeaten on 116 from 122 balls, his seventh one-day century, as the tourists set England a challenging target.

The West Indies, unchanged after their defeat at Lord's on Sunday, made a brisk start after being put into bat by England captain Paul Collingwood [Images].

Openers Chris Gayle (36) and Devon Smith (17) added 50 inside the opening eight overs before Smith edged behind a James Anderson delivery.

Gayle followed with the score on 67, chipping straight to Anderson at mid-on off Ryan Sidebottom, before Chanderpaul and Samuels set about England's attack -- adding 175 for the third wicket.

After a short break for rain, Chanderpaul enjoyed a let-off when Ian Bell [Images] just failed to get his fingers to a sliced stroke to backward point but he soon moved past 50.

Samuels then reached his 50 with a clip to leg before being caught in the 46th over at third man. Chanderpaul, in imperious form during the Test series, reached his century an over later.

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