IndvsNZ: 3rd Test: Ashwin six-for helps host taking a huge lead
Indore: R. Ashwin has yet again proved his prowess helping India to surrender New Zealand at a score of 299 runs in the third Cricket Test of the three-match series at the Holkar Cricket stadium here on Monday.
India, however, decided not to enforce follow-on ending the day at 18/0.
The spinning web of Ashwin and Jadeja played a major factor in the collapse of Kiwis batting line-up. Ashwin got his 20th five-wicket haul claiming six wickets while Jadeja took two wickets.
For Black Caps, Martin Guptill (72), Latham (53) and James Neesham (71) tried best to cope their team from danger but failed at the end.
Hitting fifties in the first session, openers Guptil and Latham have tackled the Indian bowling with ease. Latham, who departed to Ashwin at 53, had stroked seven fours in his controlled innings.
After delivering seven flop innings, Guptil has finally got his form back scoring his seventh half-century. Guptil had struck 10 fours and two sixes in his 72 runs innings before being dropped by Rahane at gully on 21.
Indian batsmen will focus on scoring some quick runs to declare early.
It could be mentioned here that India is already leading the series with 2-0.
Gautam Gambhir also added his name in the list of injured Indian players after facing shoulder injury. Despite having injury he came to bat in the second innings but failed to continue it further.
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