New Delhi: Team India proved its talent once again as New Zealand trap in the spin of Ravichandran Ashwin, who takes 13 wickets in the third test, bringing victory for the country on the day of a festival Dussehra.3-0 win over New Zealand secured India’s position at number-1 in the test ranking.
A massive 321-run win in Indore is the second biggest for India in terms of winning margin. Declaring the inning on the second session of the fourth day, India gives a mountain like a score of 475 runs to chase in one and half day.
Former opening batsman Virender Sehwag, in the commentary box along with VVS Laxman, predicted that New Zealand will lose five wickets in the day. But spinner Ravichandran proves him wrong.
New Zealand was clueless before his spin and succumbed on the same day. Ashwin takes 7 wickets and gives just 59 runs. It is his career best as well.
Earlier in the day, batsman Cheteshwar Pujara scored his career’s 8th test century. Right after his 100 captains, Virat Kohli decided to declare their second innings at 216/3 and give the opportunity to the guest team. Kohli was waiting for a century of Pujara for almost an hour to finally take a call to declare the inning. Gautam Gambhir also scores fifty in the second inning.