India bundleout New Zealand by 321 runs in the third and final Test series at Indore to cleansweep. New Zealand got all-out for 153 to register India a massive 321-run win on day four of the thirs and final Test match. India won three-Test series 3-0.
Ashwin pciked up a five in the first innings, took seven wickets in the second innings, thus finished the series with a total of 27 wickets.
Having already won the the series, India was aiming for a clean sweep in four years at the home soil. The 321-run victory is India‘s second highest in terms of victory margin. With this win India reclaim the no 1 ranking in the format. Chasing a masssive 475 to win, New Zealand succumbed to Ashwin’s career-best 7/59 to put India on top. He finished with 13 wickets for 140 runs in the match, also his career best. Earlier in the day, Cheteshwar Pujara scored a century to help India post a big total. Alongwith Pujara, Gautam Gambhir scored a quickfire fifty. Gambhir dismissed for 50 while Pujara remained unbeaten.
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India will receive the ICC Test Championship mace at the presetation ceremony in Indore, officially announcing the rise to the top of the Test rankings.
Brief score: IND: 557-5 decl and 216-3 decl in 49 overs
New Zealand: 299 and 153 all-out in 44.5 overs
Martin Guptill (29), Ross Taylor (32), Kane Williamson (27), Ravichandra Ashwin 13.5-2-59-7, Ravindra Jadeja 16-3-45-2, Umesh Yadav 8-4-13-1