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India maintained their upper hand and dominance over the New Zealand side in the Indore Test with a strong 276 run lead.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:October 10, 2016 5:54 pm
Ashwin, R Ashwin, India vs New Zealand, India New Zealand, Ind vs NZ, India NZ Test, India New Zealand Tests, India New Zealand Indore, cricket, cricket news, sports, sports news R Ashwin finished with figures of 6/81 in the first innings against New Zealand in Indore. (Source: AP)

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane’s majestic knock followed by Rohit Sharma’s cameo ensured that New Zealand were facing a nearly incomprehensible task on Day 3 of the Indore Test. The Indian bowlers initially struggled with Tom Latham and Martin Guptill’s defiant batting in which the Kiwi pairing put together 118 runs.

But India clawed their way back in the Test with a familiar face and familiar bowling style. The spin of R Ashwin provided the breakthrough by dismissing Tom Latham. Ashwin then tore into the New Zealand batting line-up by taking the wickets of captain Kane Williamson and dismissing Luke Ronchi and Ross Taylor for ducks. Martin Guptill was run out and New Zealand were 148-5 after making 118 runs for none.

Ravichandran Ashwin ended the day with 6 wickets into his kitty and New Zealand dismissed for 299. Thus giving India a lead of 258 runs. The home side returned to bat and put 18 runs on the board before the day was brought to a close thus bloating the lead to 276 runs.




Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara are in the middle for India on 11 and 1 respectively.