ROSEAU, Dominica, (CMC) – Veteran Test left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul stroked his 71st first class hundred and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul grabbed three wickets to leave Windward Islands Volcanoes in danger of losing their final round WICB PCL contest here yesterday.Unbeaten on 83 overnight with Guyana Jaguars on 289 for five, Chanderpaul went on to hit 118 as the visitors amassed 427 all out, to take a lead of 144 runs on first innings on the third day at Windsor Park here.
Christopher Barnwell, resuming the day on 104, made a career-best 148, stretching his sixth wicket stand with Chanderpaul to 251.
In their second turn at the crease, the Windwards collapsed from 59 for one to stumble to the close on 113 for six, still requiring 31 runs to avoid an innings defeat.
Permaul has so far claimed three for 20 to cripple the Windwards innings which saw the last five wickets tumble for 47 runs.
Opener Tyrone Theophile was carrying the fight for the hosts with an unbeaten 45 while partner Devon Smith hit a breezy 20 off 19 balls with three fours.
The right-handed Theophile has so far struck three fours and two sixes in an innings spanning 79 balls and 143 minutes.
There was no sign of the collapse to come, even though Smith fell with the score on 28, as Keddy Lesporis joined Theophile to add 31 for the second wicket.
However, Permaul intervened to snatch two wickets in one over, claiming Lesporis lbw for 15 and three balls later, also removed debutant Jerlani Robinson without scoring.
Wickets continued to fall around Theophile has Guyana took a stranglehold on the contest.
Earlier, Chanderpaul stole the headlines, facing 285 balls in almost seven hours at the crease, and counting nine fours and a six.
Barnwell, meanwhile, who started the day on 104, looked set to reach 150 before giving off-spinner Shane Shillingford one of his five wickets, when he was seventh out with the score on 377.
Overall, Barnwell faced 179 deliveries in 5-3/4 hours at the crease, and hit 14 fours and five sixes.