March 17, 1994
Five months short of 20, Chanderpaul makes his international debut, as much for his legbreaks as his left-hand batting, against England in Georgetown
, and scores a half-century.
April 16-20, 1994
Matching steps with Lara
In his fourth Test
, after hitting 77 the game before, Chanderpaul scores an unbeaten 75, matching Brian Lara at times to the point that in one period, while Lara scores 31 with four fours, Chanderpaul makes 28 with five. But then he settles down and plays a key role in partnering Lara to his first world Test record of 375.
October 17, 1994
Plays his first ODI against India in Faridabad
, but does not get to bat in West Indies' victory.
February 1995-April 1996
Despite scoring fifties against England in his debut series, Chanderpaul finds himself in and out of the team for tours of India and New Zealand, and dropped for the 1995 visit by Australia.
November 29-December 3, 1996
The spot of excitement
During the tour of Australia at the end of 1996, a 22-year-old Chanderpaul takes on the challenge of the No.3 spot in the batting order as Lara labours against the threat of Glenn McGrath. He scores three half-centuries, the most brilliant of which is a 68-ball 71, with ten fours, in Sydney
before being conquered by an outrageous delivery from Shane Warne.
March 27-30, 1997
Three figures at last
, Chanderpaul enters in the third over and remains unbeaten after nearly seven and a half hours, during which he strikes 12 fours and offeres no chance. His 137 follows a sequence of 13 scores between 50 and 82 in his previous 18 Tests. His relief is evident as he kisses the pitch. India, needing just 120, capitulate against irresistible fast bowling on a capricious pitch.
May 3, 1997
An ODI century follows
Again in Bridgetown
, Chanderpaul reaches his first hundred at this level five weeks after his maiden Test century. He makes 109 off 134 balls, with a six and 15 fours, to clinch the series 3-1 and take the Man of the Series award including both Tests and one-day internationals.
January 24, 1999
Highest ODI score
Numerous records are set as Chanderpaul (with a personal-best 150 off 136 balls) and Carl Hooper (108 off 119) win the game with a stand of 226 - a West Indian all-wicket record and the highest for any wicket against South Africa in East London
May 19-23, 2003
A slice of history
Having plundered the third fastest Test century - off 69 balls - on his home ground against Australia, Chanderpaul closes off the series with another century that helps West Indies reach a world record target of 418 in Antigua
and avoid the humiliation of a series whitewash.
July 22-26, 2004
One-man show at Lord's
Chanderpaul, back to his crustacean best after an indifferent run, nudges and nurdles to his 11th Test century and remains not out on 97 in the second innings, but West Indies go down to England in the first match of the series at Lord's
Lara stands down from the captaincy because of an ongoing contractual dispute with the board and Chanderpaul says he is prepared to take it in the middle of an industrial relations dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players' Association. It is an impasse that sees nearly all of his team-mates coming down on the side opposite his and that does not give him pause.
March 31-April 4, 2005
Grinding to the bone
This Georgetown Test
will be remembered more for Jacques Kallis' resolute innings that guides South Africa to safety after an innings defeat seems inevitable, but Chanderpaul plays his part with his highest score. West Indies go into the match with only one survivor, Chanderpaul, from their last Test, at The Oval in August 2004, and the loss of Lara and the six players directly involved in the contractual dispute appears to rule the rump West Indian team out of contention. Batting with the pressure of captaincy, Chanderpaul faces 369 balls, bats 509 minutes and hits 23 fours.
May 22-26, 2005
Leading from the front
Leading against Pakistan at the Kensington Oval
, Chanderpaul helps give the intimate old ground a rousing send-off, scoring 92 and 153 not out to outplay a distracted and disorganised Pakistan side to complete victory inside four days. In the first innings he holds the innings together after Lara's departure until eight short of three figures, and in the second he decides not to enforce the follow-on, taking it upon himself build on a commanding 201-run lead. His unbeaten 153 lifts his side to 371, and West Indies win the Test.
April 12, 2006
Pushed, or did he jump?
After just short of 12 months as West Indies captain, Chanderpaul resigns
from the post, saying he wishes to focus on his batting. His last series as captain results in a 2-0 defeat to New Zealand and he leaves just a couple of weeks before the home international season begins with an ODI series against Zimbabwe, before the visit of India.
May 21, 2007
So near, so far
Despite Chanderpaul's brilliance, India scrape home in a match of 662 runs, the most for any ODI in India, in Nagpur
. Chasing a target of 338, he and Chris Gayle silence the crowd with a violent start, and West Indies are within range after 40 overs: 100 needed, seven wickets in hand, Chanderpaul on 100 and Lara well set. His blistering strokeplay isn't quite enough as West Indies finish on 324 for 8, but Chanderpaul, who bats through the innings, win the hearts of the 40,000-odd spectators.
April 12, 2008
Sealing it with a six
Chanderpaul carries West Indies to a thrilling final-ball one-wicket win in the first ODI in Trinidad
after being left needing 10 off two deliveries. He responds with a straight drive before flicking a Chaminda Vaas full toss over deep midwicket to send the Trinidad crowd into wild celebrations.
May 30-June 3, 2008
No win, but a special day
With trademark resistance, Chanderpaul scores a fighting century and with Ramnaresh Sarwan helps saved the second Test
for West Indies but not the Frank Worrell Trophy, which Ricky Ponting's men secure with a tense draw. A couple of late successes give Australia a sniff with the new ball when the match seems all but over, however it is Chanderpaul who guides his team home and finishes unbeaten on 77 to secure the first draw between the sides since 1995 - along the way he becomes the first batsman to make unbeaten fifty-plus scores
in both innings of a Test on three occasions.
March 6-10, 2009
Another unbeaten century
Chanderpaul remains undefeated yet again - this time against England - scoring 147
and helping West Indies to within two runs of England's 546. Despite a second-innings collapse, West Indies manage a draw.
June 26-29, 2010
Defiance in defeat
Another typically gutsy knock in a defeat, as Chanderpaul remains unbeaten on 71
even as West Indies are bundled out for 161 in the second innings on the way to a seven-wicket defeat against South Africa in Barbados.
July 6-10, 2011
Keeping India at bay
Another unbeaten century - this time 116 off 343 balls
- keeps India on the field long enough to enable West Indies to avoid defeat.
April 7-11, 2012
Another Barbados hundred
An unbeaten 103
against Australia makes Chanderpaul the highest run-getter in Tests at the Kensington Oval, going past Lara's mark of 1339 runs. It still can't stop Australia from stealing a three-wicket win.
April 27, 2012
Joining the 10,000 club
The landmark finally arrives in the second innings of the Test against Australia in Roseau
, when Chanderpaul reaches 14. It's another typically resilient match for Chanderpaul, with scores of 68 and 69.