Vadodra,3rd odi,India Vs New Zealand
The Vadodra odi was one more dead rubber in the India Vs Nz series. the summary is simple. Zaheer returns to the team takes a wicket in the very first over ,rest of the batsmen could not do much ,there was late resistance from lower order and Nz end with 224/9 from 50 overs, Gambhir & vijay give a solid start ,Vijay departs, Kohli comes in and scores yet another 50 and Gambhir scores 2nd consecutive ton and India finishes comfortably.
The first session of play when India won the toss and chose to bowl , the bowling was too impressive and proved too hot for kiwi batsmen to handle.Zaheer and Nehra were swinging both ways and was constantly troubling the umpires The fielding of the Indians were also surprisingly good and other bowlers chipped in and Franklin and Nathan Mccullum played an innings to restore some pride and it was not enough and they finished witha score of 224/9. Then came their bowling which was wayward and totally flat and even Vettori did not impress. Gambhir was fluent in his strokes and Vijay was pushing for singles and doubles and vijay went back after yet another good start then came Kohli and continued his form scoring yet another 50 and accompanied Gambhir through to the victory with Ga\mbhir scoring another Captains knock, his 2nd ton in a row and India won the match with 63 balls and 9 wickets to spare