Monday, March 9, 2009

INDIA VS NEWZELAND 4th ODI :Tendulkar ruled out of fourth ODI vs NZ

After that majestic knock of 163 runs, master batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the fourth ODI to be played at Hamilton on Wednesday.Tendulkar, who retired hurt after belting a stunning 163 in the third ODI, underwent an MRI scan at a local hospital here.Although the team management did not divulge the scan result, it is learnt that the extent of damage in his abdomen was not as bad it had been feared to be.The Mumbaikar, who has scored a record 43 one-day hundreds, is said to be a lot more comfortable than he had been last night. The 36-year-old batsman has been among the runs in all the three ODIs played so far, bettering his 20 at Napier with a 61 in the rained-out match at Wellington.Interestingly, while Tendulkar and team doctor Nitin Patel were at the hospital, the rest of the team had a day out in the hills adjoining Christchurch.They went for a mountain drive, rollicking up an down the bumpy slopes in six-wheeled vehicles. Later, they had a swell time, speed jetting at the Waima waters.Having earned a good outing for outstanding shows on the field, the team moves to Hamilton tomorrow for the battle of Seddon Park.

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