New Zealand v India 4th ODI at Hamilton

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IND v NZ, 4th ODI, Hamilton: Sehwag smashes New Zealand to seal series (IND 3:0)

India sealed their first ever one-day international series in New Zealand on Wednesday after Virender Sehwag smashed a brutal quick-fire century in the rain-shortened fourth match.
India won by 84 runs to go 3-0 up in the five-match series as openers Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir treated the New Zealand bowling attack with disdain.
New Zealand scored 270 for five in 47 overs in their innings and more rain interruptions saw India declared the winners after reaching 201 for none from 23.3 overs.
Sehwag scored 125, reaching three figures off just 60 balls to record the seventh fastest one-day century ever and the fastest by an Indian player, ensuring India's first one-day series win in New Zealand in six attempts. Sehwag's armoury of pull shots, drives and cuts saw the opener finish with 14 fours and six sixes from his 74 ball innings.
The squat 30-year-old now has 11th ODI centuries in a career known more for brute force than deft touches, and he said after his latest hundred he was loving the flat pitches and short boundaries in New Zealand.
Earlier, New Zealand battled to 270 for five, after openers Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder got the home side off to a flying start, putting on 102 for the first wicket.
IND v NZ, 4th ODI, Hamilton: India 201-0 (23.3 overs) beat New Zealand 270-5 (47 overs) by 84 runs (D/L)

IND v NZ, 4th ODI, Hamilton: Tendulkar ruled out of Hamilton ODI

India's Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the fourth one-day international against New Zealand here Wednesday, boosting the home side's hopes of turning their fortunes around.
India are 2-0 up in the five-match series after the second game was abandoned due to rain and a win in Hamilton would seal a series win. Star batsman Tendulkar hit a brilliant 163 in Christchurch in leading India to a massive total of 392 for four in a comprehensive 58-run victory on Sunday.
The "Little Master" retired hurt with a bruised abdomen and Indian management confirmed Tuesday he will miss the Hamilton game.
They said it was uncertain if he would play in the series finale in Auckland at the weekend, although he is believed likely to return for the three-Test series starting next week.
Tendulkar is expected to be replaced by Rohit Sharma, while pace bowler Ishant Sharma may return to the side, subject to a fitness test, after suffering a shoulder injury while fielding in a Twenty20 match last month.

New Zealand v India 4th ODI at Hamilton


New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat
270 for 5 (47.0 overs)
201 for 0 (23.3 overs)

New Zealand Innings - Close
Ryder c Raina b Yuvraj
57 6 0
B McCullum lbw b Zaheer
95 7 2
Taylor c R Sharma b Y Pathan
13 0 0
Guptill c sub b I Sharma
49 0 0
Oram c Dhoni b I Sharma
2 0 0
McGlashan not out
42 6 1
Elliott not out
27 3 1
3nb 13w 9lb 25
for 5 270 (47.0 ovs)

Zaheer 10.0 0 49 1
Kumar 7.0 0 51 0
I Sharma 8.0 0 57 2
Yuvraj 9.0 0 40 1
Y Pathan 5.0 0 14 1
Harbhajan 8.0 0 50 0
Fall of wicket
102 Ryder
114 Taylor
155 B McCullum
156 Oram
175 Guptill

India Innings - Close
Gambhir not out
67 6 0
Sehwag not out
74 14 6
4w 9lb 13
for 0 201 (23.3 ovs)

Mills 5.0 0 29 0
Thompson 4.0 0 42 0
O'Brien 3.0 0 37 0
Vettori 5.0 0 32 0
Oram 4.3 0 43 0
Elliott 2.0 0 9 0
Fall of wicket

Umpires: G A V Baxter, R E Koertzen
New Zealand: B McCullum, Ryder, Guptill, Taylor, Elliott, Oram, McGlashan (W), Mills, Vettori (C), Thompson, O'Brien
India: Sehwag, Gambhir, Raina, Yuvraj, Dhoni (C/W), R Sharma, Y Pathan, Harbhajan, Kumar, Zaheer, I Sharma

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.