After the two defeats at the hands of New Zealand in the Twenty20 series, India has bounced back with a spectacular show in the ODI-Series, wrapping it up 3-0 with one more match to go on Saturday.
India won the 4th One Day International at Hamilton on Wednesday. The kiwis managed to put up a good score after winning the toss and electing to bat. They piled up 270 runs in 47 overs and wouldn't have thought of India's walk in the park victory. Sachin's absence in the match would have surely comforted the kiwis before the start of the match and a total of 270 runs on the board was indeed a good follow-up score considering that India were minus the services of the little master. But never would they have imagined a sound thumping like the one they got at the hands of Sehwag and Gambhir.
Sehwag and Gambhir were unbeaten at 125 and 63 before the rain intervened and cut short the match. Duckworth Lewis system was put to use to give India its victory as they were 84 runs ahead of the at par score at the time the match was stopped because of rain.
Virender Sehwag's dazzling batting was a treat for all the cricket fans and most definitely the highlight of the match. He blasted off to his century in just 60 balls and thereby becoming the fastest Indian century maker in the process beating Azharuddin's record of 62 ball century. Sehwag remained unbeaten at 125 off just 74 balls, hitting 14 boundaries and 6 sixes to achieve this score.
This win gave India a resounding 3-0 lead in the 5 match ODI series. With the final match still to go at Auckland on Saturday, this series win in New Zealand after 33 years will surely lift up India's morale ahead of the Test match series.