Ashwin takes India in strong position during third Test vs Kiwis

Photo of Indian Off-spinner bowler Ravichandran Ashwin.

Indore: Host India reached 18 for no loss during their second innings after packaging out New Zealand for 299 on the third day in their final cricket Test today.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin snared four wickets in a sensational spell that triggered a now familiar New Zealand collapse with the visitors reeling at 216 for six against India at tea on the third day of the third cricket Test.

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Replying to India’s mammoth 557 for five declared, New Zealand were in a steady position going into lunch at 125 for one but a sudden collapse in post-lunch session saw them lose four wickets between 43rd and 49th over leaving them reeling at 148 for five.

Earlier, India took a first-innings lead of 258 but decided not to enforce the follow on.

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Brief scores:

Indian Team: 557/5 declared & 18 for no loss in 6 overs.

New Zealand 1st Innings: 299 all out in 90.2 overs (Martin Guptill 72, Jimmy Neesham 71, Tom Latham 53, R Ashwin 6/81).

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