Ton-up Gambhir guides India to thumping win

Stand-in skipper Gautam Gambhir slammed an unbeaten 138 runs to take India to an 8-wicket win over New Zealand in the second ODI in Jaipur.

updated: December 02, 2010 13:22 IST
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Gautam Gambhir's bowlers responded well to his call of bowling first, restricting New Zealand with smart, accurate bowling, and the captain reciprocated with a fluent 138 off 116 balls to make the chase look easy.

Gambhir, capping off a return to form that began with a struggling Test fifty in Hyderabad last month, never let his strike-rate come under 100 once he crossed the mark in the sixth over. He had for company an equally hungry Virat Kohli, who now has two centuries and a fifty in his last three international outings.

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