India scored a brilliant series victory by clean sweeping New Zealand 3-0 in the recently concluded test series. Ravichandran Ashwin played a heroic role in the third test match and the whole series.
He was well supported by Ravindra Jadeja and seamers Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav.India dominated the test series from the first day itself and outplayed the Kiwis in all departments. Virat Kohli scored a double century in the third test match and led the team perfectly throughout the series.
Apart from him, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Wriddhiman Saha handled the batting front.Gautam Gambhir made a brilliant comeback in the third test and hit a half century in the second innings. Overall, Indian team displayed tremendous professionalism throughout the series.
Resuming the day at 18 for no loss, India declared their second innings at 216 for 3 after Cheteshwar Pujara (101) scored a century.
India: 557/5 declared and 216 for 3 declared in 49 overs.
(C Pujara 101 not out, G Gambhir 50; J Patel 2/56)
New Zealand: 299 and 142 for 9 in 35 overs ( B J Watling 12 not out, TA Boult 4 not out
India set New Zealand a mammoth 475-run target to win the third and final cricket Test after declaring their second innings at 216 for three on day four.
India lost Murali Vijay (19), Gautam Gambhir (50) and Virat Kohli (17) after resuming the day at 18 for no loss. Cheteshwar Pujara (101) and Ajinkya Rahane (23) remained unbeaten.
#Ashwin takes his seventh wicket in the form of Trent Boult. New Zealand 153/10
#Ashwin gets his sixth wicket of the innings as MJ Henry is caught by Mohammad Shami off his bowling
# Ashwin gets his third wicket of the innings as he clean bowls Luke Ronchi. NZ 102/4
# Ashwin removes Williamson for consecutive 4 times, NZ 66/2
# U Yadav to Latham, out Lbw!! Tom Latham has been Guptill-ed.
# Innings declared, India set New Zealand 475-run target to win third Test
# Neesham to Pujara, FOUR, there it is. A hundred, to go with three fifties in the series
Ravichandran Ashwin’s spin weaves a magical story of India’s win as he wins both the Man of The Match and Man of The Series awards pic.twitter.com/QGwEScA1JB— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) October 11, 2016
# Jeetan Patel to Kohli, out Lbw!! Jeetan gets his second wicket, Kohli goes in the search for quick runs. Kohli lbw b Jeetan Patel
# Fifty up for Pujara
# Jeetan Patel to Gambhir, out Caught by Guptill!! In his attempt to up the ante, he perishes. A fine, fine knock under the circumstances, a bruised shoulder notwithstanding.
# India's lead dwells past 300
# Santner to Vijay, OUT, misunderstanding. Lazy running. Great fielding.
# Mitchell Santner joins Matt Henry in the attack for NZ. India 26/0, lead by 284
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