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Gautam Gambhir falls on 29 in his Test comeback

India Today logo India Today 08-10-2016

Comebacks are never easy especially at the age of 34 and after a hiatus of two years.

Gautam Gambhir would have felt a bit jittery when he would have walked out to the middle after India won the toss and opted to bat against New Zealand at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.

Gambhir looked positive right from the start when he cut one to the point boundary and then followed up with two successive sixes off Matt Henry.

The left-handed batsman with a changed stance left well any deliveries outside the off and looked set for a big score. But unfortunately fell on 29, trapped lbw by Trent Boult.

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The Delhi batsman, who was drafted to the Test squad after injuries to KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan last played in a Test match for India in 2014 against England at the Oval.

Gambhir's solid performances in the domestic circuit, which included the recently concluded Duleep Trophy brought him back into contention.

The Kolkata Knight Riders' captain still has one more chance in the second essay and if he manages to get a decent score, he could be very well in the fray to be picked for India's upcoming Test matches.

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