Ton-up Gambhir leads India 'A' to Day 1 honours vs Australia

Day 1 of the final warm-up game belonged to Gambhir, who was certainly egged up for the occasion and it looked as if the selection committee's decision of dropping him really spurred the seasoned left-hander as he batted with a lot of purpose.

updated: February 16, 2013 18:36 IST
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Chennai: Stung by his exclusion from the Test squad, Gautam Gambhir replied in the best possible manner by hitting a sparkling century as he guided India A to a comfortable 338 for four against Australia on the opening day of their second and final warm-up game in Chennai on Saturday.

Riding on Gambhir's 112 alongwith solid half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Manoj Tiwary, India A batsmen dominated the proceedings for the better part of the 90 overs at the Guru Nanak College ground.

En route his 33rd first-class century, Gambhir faced 162 deliveries hitting 13 fours and three sixes. Rohit was fluent during his innings of 77 while Tiwary, who recently made a comeback in competitive cricket after injury lay-off, also looked good for a big one as he was batting on 77.

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