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A unique record created by a father-son duo

Chanderpaul Jr and his father has registered their names to the record books

By Rashmi Nanda -

Cricket has always been known as the game of uncertainties as every now and then we witness something surprising in the game. It has happened a bunch of times that a pair of two brothers played in the same playing XI like Steve and Mark Waugh, Yusuf and Irfan Pathan, Morne and Albie Morkel.

Almost every international cricketer had played with his father during his childhood days. Even the game has also witnessed many father-son duos who have played competitive cricket for the same team but in different eras. Some prime examples of this were, Chris and Stuart Broad, Sunil and Rohan Gavaskar, Peter and Shaun Pollock.

None of the cricket fans have ever thought in the wildest of their dreams that a father and his son will play together for a team in the same match. Well, the game of uncertainties has made the impossible, possible again as the legendary Carribean batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul and his son Tagenarine Chanderpaul not only played for the same first class side but also scored fifties in the same innings of the match.

In the regional four-day tournament at Sabina Park, Jamaica  the 42-year-old Shivnarine and his 20-year-old son played for Guyana. They have become the first father-son pair to score half-centuries in the same first-class match. The Chanderpaul Jr opened the innings and his father joined him at number 5 and the duo made a partnership of 38 runs for the fourth wicket.

However, they have played for the team earlier as well but it wsa first incdence when both of them scored half-centuries in the same innings.