Gambhir's ton puts India in control

Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 17:23 [IST]
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Gambhir's ton puts India in control

Chittagong: Chasing a victory target of 415 runs, Bangladesh were 67 for the loss of two wickets at stumps on the fourth day of the first cricket Test against India here Wednesday.

Earlier, India made 413/8 declared, with Gautam Gambhir (116) smashing his fifth ton in five consecutive Tests. Gambhir became the fourth batsman to hammer a century in five successive Tests.


Australian Don Bradman holds the world record of making hundreds in six consecutive Tests. South African Jacques Kallis and Pakistan's Mohammad Yousuf are the others to have made centuries in five consecutive Tests.

Gambhir reached his century in129 balls. His century was studded with 10 fours and a six.

He was well supported by a maiden half-century from night watchman, Amit Mishra (50) and VVS Laxman, who struck an undefeated 69. Gambhir and Mishra added 98 runs for the second wicket.

India then lost their way as Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh all fell after building starts.


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