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Former West Indies stalwart Shivnarine Chanderpaul and his son Tagenarine both recorded half-centuries in the same first-class match. The father-son duo represents Guyana in the Caribbean region’s domestic circuit and became the first time a father-son duo to have scored half-centuries in the same first-class match.

During an away fixture against Jamaica, they even batted together for a brief partnership of 38 runs to help their team eke out a narrow first-innings lead at the Sabina Park in Kingston. While Tagenarine scored a 135-ball 58 from the top of the order, Shivnarine entered at number five and held fort with a solid knock of 57 from 175 balls. However, both batsmen were unable to kick on and reach three figures.chanderpaul

One of the greatest batsmen in the modern era, Shivnarine has played a whopping 164 Tests for West Indies and amassed 11867 runs at an impressive average of 51.37 with 30 centuries and 66 fifties. Only 4 cricketers have participated in more Tests than the reliable left-hander while his tally of runs places him on seventh in the all-time list behind Brian Lara.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul made his first-class debut in 2013 and has since played five matches (including the ongoing one) alongside his father but this was the first time both players made a mark in the same game.

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