Result more important than Sachin's 100th ton: Gambhir

Published: Friday, November 25, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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Result important than Sachin's 100th ton

Mumbai, Nov 25: The Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has said the team is fully focused on the end result and not focusing on Sachin's 100th ton. Tendulkar inched closer to his 100th international century before he was dismissed by Rampaul for 94 as India gave a strong reply to the huge West Indian total of 590 on day four of the third and final Test played at Wankhede, Mumbai.

"The team members are not thinking much about Sachin's 100th hundred, but what the team requires at this moment. West Indies have set a very big target and it is important to save the follow on and in that course if Sachin gets his 100th ton it's good," said Gambhir on Thursday.

"The bigger goal is to think about the team and what we want to achieve out of this Test match, which is more important than Sachin's 100th century," he added.

Gambhir felt that the Indians, with spinners Pragyan Ojha and Ravichandran Ashwin in their ranks, can press for a win if they can get 500-550 on Day four

"We still feel there is a chance of winning. We have two quality spinners and once it starts spinning, it would be very difficult for the opposition to handle the spin and bounce. "If we can get 500 or 550 on this wicket, we can try and produce a result from this Test," he insisted.

The Delhi lad, who seemed to have missed edging the ball when he went for an overhead pull off Ravi Rampaul but was given out, said the controversial Decision Review System might have saved him in this innings but can hamper his progress on some other occasion.


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