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  Tuesday, 14 May, 2002, 20:25 GMT 21:25 UK
Jacobs makes history
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul celebrates reaching his hundred
Fourth Test, St John's, Antigua, day five: India 1st innings 513-9 declared; West Indies 1st innings 628-9: Match drawn



Ridley Jacobs scored a brutal hundred as for the first time in Test history two wicketkeepers clocked-up centuries in the same match.

Jacobs's career-best 118 followed Ajay Ratra's 115 in the India innings and brought up a signficiant milestone as the fourth Test ended in a draw.

The West Indian, playing in front of his home crowd in Antigua, reached his century when he lifted VVS Laxman over the midwicket boundary.

He was finally caught by Laxman off the bowling of Rahul Dravid after hitting five sixes and 11 fours.

Ridley Jacobs hits out for the West Indies
Jacobs reached his century with a six
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who shared a partnership of 166 with Jacobs, reached three figures for the third time in the series.

Chanderpaul was 125 not out with Mervyn Dillon unbeaten on 31 as the West Indies reached 591 for six at tea, in reply to India's 513 for nine declared.

India rallied after tea as Wasim Jaffer bowled Dillon for 43 and had Pedro Collins caught for 11.

And Adam Sanford was caught by Zaheer Khan off Laxman for two as the West Indies moved on to 628 for nine and the match was declared a draw.

A draw had been on the cards since the West Indies had avoided the follow-on on the fourth day with a 186-run stand between skipper Carl Hooper (136) and Chanderpaul.

India were a bowler short in the absence of leg-spinner Anil Kumble, who returned home on Monday for treatment after suffering a jaw-injury while batting in the first innings.

Skipper Sourav Ganguly took the new ball in the seventh over of the day but a flat pitch made life tough for the bowlers.

Towering six

Chanderpaul was content to let the more dashing Jacobs attack the bowling, and took nearly two hours to complete the 20 runs needed for his century.

The Guyanese left-hander moved into the nervous 90s with a top-edged four, but then picked off Ashish Nehra off his legs for a four through midwicket.

He brought up his hundred with a flick off his legs for four off Zaheer Khan, which also completed the 100 partnership with Jacobs.

Jacobs struck Sachin Tendulkar for two sixes as he looked to cement his place in the side.

He reached his half-century off 97 balls and then struck a towering straight six off Nehra which flew out of the St John's ground.

And the tourists just went through the motions after Jacobs had completed his hundred in the post-lunch session, pressing non-regular bowlers into attack.

The fifth and final Test begins on 18 May at Sabina Park, Jamaica.


West Indies: W W Hinds, C H Gayle, R R Sarwan, B C Lara C L Hooper (Capt), S Chanderpaul, R D Jacobs (Wkt), M Dillon P T Collins, A Sanford, C E Cuffy.

India: S S Das, W Jaffer, R Dravid, S R Tendulkar S C Ganguly (Capt), V V S Laxman, A Ratra (Wkt), A Kumble, Z Khan J Srinath, A Nehra.

Umpires: D R Shepherd and R B Tiffin

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