Ravichandran Ashwin claimed six wickets in the second innings as India recorded a 197-run win vs New Zealand in their historic 500th Test at Kanpur. Mitchell Santner (71) and Luke Ronchi (80) put up brief resistance on Day 5 but Ashwin and Mohammed Shami’s heroics were enough for India to canter home. Catch highlights of India vs New Zealand here. (SCORECARD)
12:53 hrs IST:Wicket!! Ashwin claims his 6th wicket of the match. Wagner is caught plumb in front and India win their 500th Test by 197 runs!
12:51 hrs IST: Jadeja bowls another maiden over.
12:48 hrs IST: Boult and Wagner at the crease. How long can they survive for?
12:42 hrs IST:Wicket!! Ashwin uproots Sodhi’s leg stump and records his 19th five-wicket haul. India need one more wicket to win the match.
12:41 hrs IST: Full and flighted from Ashwin and Sodhi throws the kitchen sink at it. The ball sails over the mid-wicket boundary.
12:38 hrs IST: India take the new ball and Jadeja gets the first bite of the red cherry.
12:35 hrs IST:Four!! Full toss on leg stump and Sodhi gives it the punishment that it deserved.
12:30 hrs IST: The ball spun viciously with steep bounce, Santner poked at gingerly and the ball took the outside edge, lobbing an easy catch to Rohit Sharma at silly point.
12:29 hrs IST:Wicket!! Ashwin gets one to turn prodigiously from leg stump and it finally brings to an end Santner’s vigil. He falls for an impressive 71. India are now 2 wickets away!
12:25 hrs IST:Shout for lbw!! Full length ball from Ashwin but it struck Ish Sodhi well outside the off-stump.
12:20 hrs IST:Four!! Leg side delivery from Jadeja and Sodhi sweeps, he gets an inside edge and the ball runs away to the fine-leg boundary.
12:19 hrs IST: Steep bounce and spin from Ashwin. Beats Santner all ends up! NZ are 215/7 in 76 overs.
12:16 hrs IST:Four!! Short from Ashwin and Santner makes some room and smashes it through backward point.
12:12 hrs IST: And we are back underway after the lunch break. Ashwin starts the proceedings for India with Santner on strike.