India beat New Zealand by 321 runs in the third and the final Test to complete a 3-0 whitewash in the series in Indore on Tuesday. Virat Kohli-led side registered their second highest Test win as spinner Ravichandran Ashwin clinched seven wickets while Ravindra Jadeja dismissed opener Martin Guptill and James Neesham.
Earlier, to start the day’s proceedings, Gautam Gambhir, who made his comeback, scored his 22nd half-century, while Cheteshwar Pujara had his moments as he scored his eighth Test ton and surpassed 350 runs in the series during his knock. Gambhir struck six fours while Pujara managed to hit nine fours in his innings of 101. The hosts declared their second innings on 216 for three.
New Zealand, who had more than a day left with them, lost wickets in quick successions. Ross Taylor (32), Martin Guptill (29) and skipper Kane Williamson (27) made starts but could not build substantial partnerships to take the match into the final day.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 11 October 2016
Well fought series but eventually India knocked the fight out of NZ. Dominance. Best in Test. Well done, India 😊👏🙏👍 #IndvsNZ
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 11 October 2016
India were favourites and they’ve played like favourites. England will be tougher.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 11 October 2016
Congratulations to the Indian cricket team for winning the Test Series 3-0 by beating New Zealand by 321 runs in Indore.
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) 11 October 2016
Congratulations to Team India & Captain Virat Kohli for defeating New Zealand by 321 runs .
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) 11 October 2016
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 11 October 2016