Chanderpaul modest after surpassing Border

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Veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul became Test cricket's sixth-highest run-scorer on day three of the West Indies' series decider against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Friday.

Veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul became Test cricket's sixth-highest run-scorer on day three of the West Indies' series decider against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Friday.

Chanderpaul completed a fine 122 not out in a final total of 367 all out, after which the hosts slipped to 156 for three in the wake of spinner Sunil Narine's two key breakthroughs.

The outstanding vigil saw the stalwart left-hander surpass former Australian captain Allan Border's tally of 11,174 runs. The 39-year-old Chanderpaul now has 11,199.

"Border is a great man and scored a lot of runs against us in the past and we had a lot of fast bowlers. I'm happy to get up there. Those are great guys up there," said Chanderpaul.

"We talk about what we're going to do and how we're going to execute our plans and I was really happy that we were able to do it.

"I wish we had a wicket as good as this in the Caribbean but we don't. I am just trying to take each game as it comes along and trying to do as well as I can."

The iconic Sachin Tendulkar is the longest format of the international game's leading run-scorer, while Australian Ricky Ponting, Indian Rahul Dravid, South African Jacques Kallis and West Indian Brian Lara are placed second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.

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