Riding on a six-wicket haul from Ravichandran Ashwin, India bowled New Zealand out for 236 runs in 87.3 overs to secure a massive 197-run victory in the first Test in Kanpur while taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Ravichandran Ashwin rattled the New Zealand top order with a triple strike in the second innings to restrict them to 93 for four after the batsmen set a target of 434 runs on the fourth day of the first Test in Kanpur.
Unbeaten fifties from Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara stretched India’s lead to 215 runs after Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin bundled New Zealand out for 262 runs in 95.5 overs on the third day of the first Test in Kanpur.
Luke Ronchi's century was the only saving grace for the New Zealanders on day three as they were dismissed for 235 in their second innings, ending the tour game against Mumbai at Feroz Shah Kotla in a draw.
Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain and Kingsmead in Durban were handed official warnings by the International Cricket Council for the poor outfield conditions in the respective Test matches involving India and New Zealand.