India met further defiance from the West Indies in the third Test on Sunday, when Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed his 23rd Test hundred to lead the hosts to 294 for eight in their second innings at lunch.
Chanderpaul, playing in a West Indies' record 133rd Test, was undefeated on 105, becoming the second century-maker in the innings on the last day of the inaugural Test at Windsor Park. Kirk Edwards had stroked a maiden hundred of 110 on debut on Saturday.
The Indians were further frustrated, when Fidel Edwards - no relation to Kirk - joined Chanderpaul and spent just over one and half hours at the crease, adding 38 for the ninth wicket, extending the home team's lead to 151. Chanderpaul reached his milestone from 265 balls, when he tucked a short, rising delivery from Ishant Sharma through backward square leg for two. The visitors, as with Kirk Edwards on Saturday, had a chance to run Chanderpaul out on 99.
The veteran left-hander was quick enough to regain his ground after he turned a delivery from off-spinner Harbhajan Singh to forward short leg fielder Abhinav Mukund, whose under-armed throw missed the stumps.
India had looked in charge, after West Indies continued from their overnight total of 224 for six, and lost their captain Darren Sammy and left-hander Ravi Rampaul in the space of four deliveries.
Harbhajan, the most successful Indian bowler with 4-73 from 38 overs, was fortunate, when Sammy was caught at forward short leg for 17, playing defensively forward. TV replays suggested that umpire Richard Kettleborough may have been a little hasty with his decision as the ball touched neither Sammy's bat nor glove. The visitors got another break, when Rampaul was run out for one, failing to beat Sharma's direct hit at the striker's end from backward point, going for a single, to leave West Indies 256 for eight. India however, failed to wrap up the West Indies innings before the interval, with Chanderpaul farming the bowling, and Edwards prepared to mix sound defence with typical tail-ender's bravado.