IndvsNZ: Ashwin lands his team in a commanding position

Indore: Ravichandran Ashwin’s 20th haul of five wickets landed India in a commanding position as  they managed to take an overall lead of 276 runs over New Zealand at stumps on day three of the third and final Test at the Holkar stadium.

Ashwin took six wickets and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (2/80) to bundle out the visitors for a paltry 299 just after the tea break in response to India’s first innings total of 557/5 declared.

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India 1st innings: 557/5 declared

New Zealand 1st innings:
Martin Guptill run out (Ashwin) 72
Tom Latham c & b Ashwin 53
Kane Williamson b Ashwin 8
Ross Taylor c Rahane b Ashwin 0
Luke Ronchi c Rahane b Ashwin 0
James Neesham lbw b Ashwin 71
B.J. Watling c Rahane b Jadeja 23
Mitchell Santner c Kohli b Jadeja 22
Jeetan Patel run out (Ashwin) 18
Matt Henry not out 15
Trent Boult c Pujara b Ashwin 0
Extras (b 6, lb 5, w 1, pen 5) 17
Total (all out; 90.2 overs) 299

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Bowling: Mohammed Shami 13-1-40-0, Umesh Yadav 15-1-55-0, Ravichandran Ashwin 27.2-5-81-6, Ravindra Jadeja 28-5-80-2, Murali Vijay 7-0-27-0

India 2nd innings:
Murali Vijay not out 11
Gautam Gambhir retired hurt 6
Cheteshwar Pujara not out 1
Extras 0
Total (0 wickets; 6 overs) 18

Fall of wickets: 0-11* (Gambhir, retired not out, 2.5 ov)

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Bowling : Trent Boult 3-0-9-0, Jeetan Patel 2-0-8-0, Mitchell Santner 1-0-1-0