Sehwag’s power play clinches ODI series
Virender Sehwag smashed the quickest One-day century by an Indian as the Indians defeated New Zealand by 84 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the 4th ODI to secure their first series win New Zealand Wednesday.
Chasing a rain-revised target of 281 in 47 overs, which was reduced to 263 in 43 overs after another rain intervention, Sehwag reached 103 in just 60 balls and when the rain intervened for the final time, he was batting on 125 with fellow opener Gautam Gambhir (63 not out) as India made 201 in 23.3 overs.
Earlier after winning the toss, New Zealand batsmen did well to finish with a competitive total of 270 for five in 47 overs at the Seddon Park.
India were declared the winner according to the D/L method that help them the secure the series 3-0 with the 5th ODI match still to be played on Saturday.