India VS New Zealand 3rd Test All Innings Score Card Winner Result Batting Bowling :- India finished the series devastatingly with a 3-0 whitewash. Ravichandran Ashwin once again ruined the batting line-up of Kiwi team. Kiwis started to chase the target of 475 runs and they couldn’t face Indian bowlers too long especially to hilarious R. Ashwin. He completed his 21st five-wicket haul of his test cricket career. He spent just 59 to pick up 7 wickets and created best figures of his career. He took 13 wickets for 140 runs, which is his career’s best. Cheteshwar Pujara (101*) made a not out ton and helped India to build up a great total.
India vs New Zealand 3rd Test Day-4
India-557/5 dec (Kohli 211, Rahane 188) and 216/3 dec (Pujara 101*, Gambhir 50)
New Zealand-299/10 (Guptil 72, Neeshan 71, Latham 53, Ashwin 6-81) and 153/10 (Ashwin 7-59) India beat NZ by 321 Runs
India New Zealand and Made a 3- 0 Whitewash, India won by 321 Runs
New Zealand Batting: – New Zealand didn’t like a fighting team in their second innings. Both of the Kiwi openers started to play very patiently. But Left handed batsmen Tom Latham couldn’t hold too long and lost his wicket at 7. As result, New Zealand team lost their first wicket.
After losing Latham, Kiwi team was trying to overcome from the loss of first important wicket. Kane Williamson was looking dangerous. But nothing too hard for Indian spin wizard and he got this Kiwi batsmen. Williamson tried to cover his stumps to avoid getting bowled. But he was stuck in the magic of spin of R. Ashwin. He found in front of the wicket, when a sharply turning ball hit his pads and the umpire didn’t take too much to raise his finger. The hope of Kiwi team was going back to the pavilion. It was a massive wicket Indian spin wizard. The score was 42 for 2.
Another Important wicket as Ross Taylor- This Kiwi batsman started to attack on Indian bowlers. He hit a six and two fours in a single over of Indian off spinner R. Ashwin. Ashwin was giving cunning smile. He knew that Taylor wanted to ruin his line and length. Ashwin came back again, this time he was laughing and celebrating the wicket dangerous Ross Taylor. Ross Taylor tried to sweep the ball and bowled. He played 24 balls for 32 runs. Ashwin used his cranking quality. The score of Kiwi team was 102 for 3.
The next batsmen James Neesham and Martin Guptil were taken by Sir Jadeja. The New Zealand was in very miserable condition with score of 112 for 6. The last four Kiwi batsmen couldn’t take match too long and full Kiwi team was in pavilion. The final score was 153.
Some records which broken on 4th day of the match: –
- Ashwin broke his record of 7 for 66 vs South Africa at Nagpur in November 2015. He took 7 wickets for 59 runs.
- Ashwin did better to his test figures as he took 13 wickets for 140. Before this, he took 12 wickets for 85 runs against same team NZ at Hyderabad in August 2012. These are his two ever best performances.
- Ashwin improved his tally of ten wickets. He did it sex times, only Kumble (8 times) is better than him.
- Ashwin’s count of 27 wickets in a three match series is the second highest by any bowler with average of 18 approx. Next only to him is Waqar Yunis from Pakistan- 29 wickets (10.86) in 1990-91
- Ashwin took 44 wickets this year at an average of 19.86 in seven test matches. He is the top wicket taker this year in test matches.
Player of the Match: – Dear readers as you know, Ashwin completed his sixth ten wicket-haul. He also received his seventh player of the match award and seventh player of the series award. He played the most influential cricket in the world today. If we have a look on match summary, no
other player contributed too much like R. Ashwin. He played a big role to become to Indian no-1 test team. When R. Ashwin was invited to receive his trophy, he said, “I feel very good about myself. I have been bowling very well. Thanks to the crowds who came out in numbers.”
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