Not surprising to see Gambhir bat like this: Doherty

Day 1 of the final warm-up game belonged to Gambhir, who notched up a century as he carted the Aussie spinners across the ground.

updated: February 16, 2013 20:22 IST
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Chennai: The pick of the Australian bowlers Xavier Doherty found nothing "surprising" in Gautam Gambhir's century since the left-hander is a class act against slow bowlers.

"Gambhir played beautifully. He is a very good batsman and extremely good player of spin bowling. Therefore, it was not surprising in the manner he batted," left-arm spinner Doherty told mediapersons after end of first day's play against India A.

The spin trio of Nathan Lyon, Doherty and Ashton Agar conceded 244 runs in 49 overs and the left-armer agreed that they didn't perform well.

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