Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:00:00 GMT | By PTI

Gambhir fails again, falls for duck

Gambhir's sequence of scores in the four matches for Essex read a horrible 31, 21, 2 and 0


Gambhir fails again, falls for duck (© AP)

Bristol: India 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 here today.

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 has not even come close to scoring a 50 for his county side who replaced 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 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 who was played on desperate to score his first runs of the match.

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