India go 1-0 up with massive win in Kanpur
India 318 & 377-5 dec. (Pujara 78) beat
New Zealand 262 & 236 (Ronchi 80) by 197 runs
First Test, Kanpur, day five
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.
New Zealand resumed batting on their overnight score of 93 for four. Luke Ronchi (80) and Mitchell Santner (71) continued to negotiate the spinners with caution early in the first session.
Ronchi completed his fifty in the 48th over and quickly accelerated with a flurry of boundaries.
However, in the 58th over, Ronchi was done in by Ravindra Jadeja (1-58), who had him caught at point off a leading edge.
Santner and BJ Watling (18) put on a brief stand before Mohammad Shami (2-18) struck in successive balls to leave the visitors at 196 for seven. New Zealand went into the lunch interval with the score at 205 for seven with Santner having completed his fifty.
Six balls into the second session, Santner was caught at silly point off Ashwin (6-132).
It did not take long for India to wrap up the innings after the new ball was taken as Ashwin completed his five-fer with the wicket of Ish Sodhi (17) and his ten-wicket-haul with the scalp of Neil Wagner (0). It was Ashwin’s fifth ten-wicket haul in Tests.
New Zealand were bowled out for 236 runs in 87.3 overs as India wrapped up a comprehensive 197-run victory in their 500th Test match. Jadeja was presented with the man of the match award for his all-round display.
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