Chanderpaul survives injury scare
West Indies survived an injury scare to star batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul as their clash with Sussex finally succumbed to the rain.
Only 34 overs were bowled in the scheduled three-day match at Hove, with the tourists ending up on 90-3 when the umpires abandoned proceedings for the day and ended the match. Kieran Powell top-scored with 35, while Chanderpaul ended unbeaten on nine but not before he gave his team-mates an almighty scare when defending a bouncer from Amjad Khan. The diminutive left-hander has recently returned to the top of the Test batting rankings and much will depend on him this summer in the three five-day encounters with Andrew Strauss's men. He required treatment for a jarred hand when fending off a short ball before continuing his innings and seeing the men from the Caribbean through to the end of the match. But there is no permanent damage and he is sure to be in the side when the Windies face England Lions at Northampton in their second and final warm-up match later this week before the first Test begins on May 17 at Lord's.