India Wrap Up Series With Convincing Innings Victory
India 566-8 dec. (Dravid 191, Dhoni 98) beat
New Zealand 193 & 175 by an innings & 198 runs
Third Test, Nagpur, day four
India completed an emphatic innings-and-198-run victory over New Zealand on day four of the third and final Test match in Nagpur to clinch the series 1-0.
Having declared on 566 for eight on day three in reply to New Zealand's 193, India dismissed the Black Caps for just 175 to ensure an early finish to a game they had dominated throughout.
New Zealand resumed on 24 for one but were bowled out in just 51.2 overs as Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Singh took three wickets apiece.
Tim Southee (31), Ross Taylor (29), Brendon McCullum (25) and Jesse Ryder (22) all made starts but no batsman could resist for longer than the 53 balls faced by Ryder.
Sharma returned figures of three for 15 by ripping out the lower order while Harbhajan Singh completed a memorable series, in which he scored two centuries and a half-century, by taking three for 56.
There were two wickets apiece for Pragyan Ojha and Suresh Raina, who dismissed Ryder and Daniel Vettori (13) to return figures of two for one in two overs.
The first two matches, in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad, were both drawn.
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