Ganguly slams century, India 243/4 at tea

Published: Saturday, March 2, 2002, 21:28 [IST]
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New Delhi: Saurav Ganguly completed his first hundred in two years to guide India to within 89 runs of Zimbabwe's first innings total of 329 on a rain-disrupted third day of the second Test on Saturday.

Ganguly hit a four off the last ball of the extended post lunch session to reach his eighth Test hundred as India took tea at 243 for four. But the day belonged to local boy Virender Sehwag who sparkled with his characteristic attacking batting. He was unbeaten on 66 with 13 boundaries. More than two and half-hours of day's play was lost due to mild showers and poor visibility conditions. Sehwag started attacking from the very first ball he faced and repeatedly stepped out to left-arm spinner Ray Price who opened the bowling on Saturday with Heath Streak. Sehwag traded in fours for most of his knock and did the bulk of the scoring taking his overnight score of 16 to 66.

He reached his half-century with his 10th four when play resumed after lunch. Ganguly on the other hand, was more sedate and looked determined to get to his hundred. He scored mostly through ones and twos. His century came up with his 14th four, a boundary to fine-leg of Streak.

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