Dhoni piles up India to 360/5 in World Cup warm-up against NZ
Chennai: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni displayed a fiery batting to pile up India to 360/5 against New Zealand in their second cricket World Cup warm-up match here at M A Chidambaram Stadium today.
Gautam Gambhir, who scored 89, once again proved his metal ahead of the World Cup league matches. Raina played a cameo of 50 from 26 balls which boosted India to this huge score.
Ross Taylor lead New Zealand team looked less confident on every front including bowling and fielding.
Brief score: India – 360/5, Dhoni 108*, Gambhir 89
Southee 10 1 67 2, Oram 9 1 70 2
India: MS Dhoni (C), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, S Sreesanth and Zaheer Khan.
New Zealand: Ross Taylor (C), Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder, James Franklin, Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Hamish Bennett, Luke Woodcock, Tim Southee, Jamie How, Kane Williamson and Daniel Vettori.