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Gambhir fails again; out for nought against Gloucestershire

August 28, 2013 20:26 IST

Gautam GambhirIndia discard Gautam Gambhir's woeful county stint continued after he failed for the fourth time while turning up for Essex, this time in a first-class match against Gloucestershire, in Bristol, on Wednesday.

Gambhir's sequence of scores in the four matches for Essex (two first-class and two List A) read a horrible 31, 21, 2 and 0.

He hasn’t even come close to scoring a 50 for his county side, which chose him in place of Hamish Rutherford.

Gambhir, who is struggling against the seamers, was out without scoring after facing eight deliveries, as right-arm seamer William Gidman castled him in the fifth over of the day.

The Delhi left-hander's technique against moving deliveries outside the sub-continent has always been under the scanner, save a couple of knocks in New Zealand back in 2009.

While he has generally struggled against genuine pace throughout his international career, it is the county seamers who are posing lot of problems for the out-of-favour opener.

Image: Gautam Gambhir

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