India beat New Zealand by 321 runs to win Indore Test, sweep series 3-0

India vs New Zealand 2016 3rd Test Day 4 Report

India vs New Zealand 2016 3rd Test Day 4 Report

Brief Score :- India 577 for 5 dec (Kohli 211, Rahane 188) and 216 for 3 dec (Pujara 101*, Gambhir 50) beat New Zealand 299 (Guptill 72, Neesham 71, Ashwin 6-81) and 153 (Ashwin 7-59) by 321 runs

India bundled out New Zealand for 153 to win the third and final Test by 321 runs in Indore on Tuesday, completing a 3-0 whitewash of the Black Caps.

An Ashwin off-break went off the inside edge onto his pads before rolling onto the stumps. Ashwin had his sixth ten-wicket haul in Tests. He soon got his 21st five-fer as well and ended with a haul of 7 for 59, his best in a Test innings, as India completed a 3-0 sweep.

As a result of the series sweep, India return to the top of the Test rankings, replacing Pakistan. Captain Virat Kohli will be presented with the ICC Test championships mace at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Resuming on 18 for no loss, the hosts declared their second innings on 216 for three to set New Zealand a 475-run victory target in the first Test match to be staged in Indore.

Virat Kohli and his men returned to bowl out New Zealand with Ravichandran Ashwin claiming 7-59 to go with the six wickets he claimed in the first innings.

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.

Cheteshwar Pujara registered his eighth Test century and Gautam Gambhir scored a fluent 50 in his comeback match before India declared.

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.

In the first innings, Kohli scored the second double ton of his Test career and Rahane notched up a career-best 188 for India to amass a mammoth 557/5 before declaring.

 

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