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Ashwin guides India to a comfortable victory against New Zealand

cricket Updated: Oct 11, 2016 16:57 IST
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Indian bowler R Ashiwin with teammates celebrates the wicket of New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor. (PTI Photo)

Ravichandran Ashwin claimed eight wickets to lead India’s whitewash against New Zealand as the hosts romped to a 321-run triumph on day four of the third and final Test in Indore on Tuesday.

Ashwin with career-best match figures of 13-130 helped India skittle out the visitors, who were in pursuit of a daunting 475-run target, for 153 in under two sessions of play.

Earlier in the day, Cheteshwar Pujara registered his eighth test century before India declared their second innings on 216 for three, setting New Zealand a 475-run victory target in the third and final test at Indore’s Holkar stadium on Tuesday.

Along with Pujara’s ton, Gautam Gambhir struck a fluent 50 in his comeback test as India declared less than an hour before the tea interval to give themselves more than four sessions to wrap up a 3-0 series sweep.

Pujara faced 148 balls for his 101 not out, which included nine boundaries, as he added 58 runs off 54 balls with Ajinkya Rahane (23 not out) for the fourth wicket.

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Playing XI

India: G Gambhir, M Vijay, C Pujara, V Kohli, A Rahane, RG Sharma, R Ashwin, W Saha, R Jadeja, M Shami, U Yadav

New Zealand: Guptill, Latham, Williamson, Taylor, Ronchi, Neesham, Watling, Santner, Patel, Henry, Boult