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Powell eighth West Indian to score two centuries in Test

Australia,Sports, Sat, 17 Nov 2012 IANS

Bridgetown (Barbados), Nov 17 (IANS/CMC) Keiron Powell Friday became the eighth West Indian batsman to hit a century in each innings of cricket Test scoring 117 and 110 against Bangladesh in the Dhaka Test.

George Headley and Clyde Walcott are the only batsmen to achieve the feat twice. Headley scored 114 and 112 against England at Georgetown, Guyana, in 1930 and 106 and 107 at Lord's in 1939, while Walcott did it against Australia, both in the 1955 series, 126 and 110 at Port of Spain, Trinidad, and 155 and 110 at Kingston, Jamaica.

The other West Indians to score two centuries in the same Test are, all?rounder Garfield Sobers in Georgetown against Pakistan in 1958, Rohan Kanhai in Adelaide against Australia, Lawrence Rowe at Kingston against New Zealand, Gordon Greenidge at Machester against England and Brian Lara at Sinhalese Sports Ground in Colombo against Sri Lanka.

The list of West Indies players, who have scored a century in each innings of a Test are as follows:

*George Headley ? 114 and 112 vs England: Georgetown, 1930

*George Headley ? 106 and 107 vs England: Lord's, 1939

*Clyde Walcott ? 126 and 110 vs Australia: Port of Spain, 1955

*Clyde Walcott ? 155 and 110 vs Australia: Kingston, 1955

*Garfield Sobers ? 125 and 109 not out vs Pakistan: Georgetown, 1958

*Rohan Kanhai ? 117 and 115 vs Australia, Adelaide: 1961

*Lawrence Rowe ? 214 and 100 not out vs New Zealand: Kingston, 1972

*Gordon Greenidge ? 134 and 101 vs England: Manchester 1976

*Brian Lara ? 221 and 130 vs Sri Lanka: Colombo (SSC), 2001

*Kieran Powell ? 117 and 110 vs Bangladesh: Dhaka, 2012

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