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Kolkata: India win 250th home Test, complete series victory over NZ

Rohit Sharma scored 82 runs and helped the hosts reach 227-8 at stumps, for a lead of 339, on Sunday.

cricket Updated: Oct 03, 2016 16:59 IST
India vs NZ

India’s players celebrate the wicket of BJ Watling.(AP)

India beat New Zealand by 178 runs to win the second Test at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Monday and claim a 2-0 series win. As a result, the hosts also replaced Pakistan as the World No. 1 Test team.

The victory in India’s 250th Test match at home comes on the heels of the hosts winning their 500th Test match, thus taking an insurmountable lead in the three-match series.

Set a daunting victory target of 376, New Zealand started the chase well before the slide began with Martin Guptill falling leg before to Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashwin and spin counterpart Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each in the second innings.

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Playing XI

India: Dhawan, Vijay, Pujara, Kohli (c), Rahane, Rohit, Ashwin, Saha (wk), Jadeja, Shami, Bhuvi

New Zealand: Guptill, Latham, Nicholls, Taylor (c), Ronchi, Santner, Watling (wk), Patel, Wagner, Henry, Boult