Sunday, December 17

India Crush New Zealand, Sweep Series 5-0

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Gautam Gambhir is the happiest person

                               India’s stand-in skipper Gautam Gambhir attributed the team’s 5-0 sweep in the ODI series against New Zealand to “overall effort” after the hosts won the final match by eight wickets.The rampant India’s 5-0 ODI series sweep was set up by the bowlers. Skittled out for 103, the Kiwis were down for the count.

                               The left-handed Gambhir was adjudged Player-of-the-Series for 329 runs – including two centuries – at 109.66 in the series with Highest run is 138 not out.

                               R Ashwin Tops the bowlers wicket takers with 11 wicket in 3 matches.All Rounder YK Pathan has the best bowling average (16.75) and also holds the highest average (152) in Batting. His strike rate (132.17) with 152 runs in 5 Matches and one man of the match.

India thrash Black Caps to win ODI series 5-0

                              New Zealand were at the receiving end of another humiliation as a hapless batting performance led to their lowest score against India and sealed a 0-5 whitewash.The team captain Daniel Vettori on Friday admitted that India were the superior team in the ODI series and his side lacked consistency to challenge a strong and balanced opposition. For New zealand it is Eleven losses, and still very much counting.

                             New Zealand’s best bowlers in the series, spinners Nathan McCullum and Daniel Vettori, opened the bowling and each claimed an early wicket in good spells of one for 26 from six overs and one for 30 from six, respectively,

                         This is the second time India have won an ODI series 5-0.

                         New Zealand’s total of 103 is their lowest in a completed innings against India.

                         It’s their second-lowest in India – they’d 97 runs against Australia in Faridabad in 2003.


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