Gautam Gambhir's lean patch continues in County cricket

Gautam Gambhir has scored just 54 runs in three matches so far for Essex © Getty Images

Manchester: Aug 26, 2013

Out-of-favour Indian opener Gautam Gambhir‘s woeful form in the county circuit continued as he failed to make a significant contribution for the third time in a row during a one-day game for the Yorkshire Bank Pro-40 Championship.

Gambhir made only two after Essex captain James Foster elected to bat at the Old Trafford ground.

The left-hander, who is fighting to make a comeback into the Indian team had scored 31 in a First-Class game against Northamptonshire and 21 in a Pro-40 game against Derbyshire.

On Monday, Gambhir was the first batsmen to get out after facing nine deliveries as he poked at an away-going delivery of seamer Kabir Ali which was snapped up by veteran South African Ashwell Prince in the slip cordon.

Gambhir will still get a few matches to make a mark before the Indian domestic season begins.

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