For the first time, India clean sweep five-match series!
Indian admirers still allocution about a 2-5 beating they suffered in New Zealand months advanced of the 2003 World Cup. Seven years bottomward the line, with three months to go for the 2010 World Cup, Gautam Gambhir's adolescent India acclimatized an old account on Friday with a 5-0 pasting of the Kiwis.
This is the aboriginal time that India accept completed a blanch in a five-match alternation - they had won 5-0 adjoin England in 2008-09, but it was a appointed seven-match alternation with the aftermost two amateur actuality annulled afterward the Mumbai alarm attacks.
On Friday, the outfield looked in absolute action admitting the rain Chennai accomplished over the aftermost week. But the afraid and the abridgement of rolling on the angle ensured that the spinners got huge about-face and the Kiwis were aloof not up for it. Every Indian spinner got the brawl to allocution and the Kiwis were arranged out for a paltry 103, which is aloof not abundant to claiming any all-embracing line-up.
With Yuvraj Singh (42 not out) and Parthiv Patel (54 no) clearing in afterwards the aboriginal jitters, India cantered home in 21.1 overs. New Zealand were arranged out in 27 overs, and the bout did not alike aftermost 50 overs.
True, the angle was accomplishing a lot for the spinners but the Kiwis should accusation themselves for the address in which they threw abroad their wickets in the antecedent stages while adverse the pacemen. The brand of Ashish Nehra (2-34 ) and Praveen Kumar (1-24 ) kept the brawl abounding and the New Zealanders did not comedy themselves in on a clue area the brawl was affective around. Instead of arena the cat-and-mouse game, the top three got out aggravating all-embracing shots. Martin Guptill (0) played one abroad from the anatomy afore accepting his eye in while Brendon McCullum (14) approved to assignment one on the onside and was trapped erect in front. It was accepted of Ross Taylor (9) to booty allegation from there, but he got out aggravating a angle attempt off Nehra.