India vs New Zealand: R Ashwin Claims 6-81, Hosts Take Charge of Indore Test

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 9:14

Ravichandran Ashwin claimed six wickets to help India secure a 258-run first-innings lead over New Zealand in the third and final Test.

Resuming on 28 for no loss in reply to India's huge total of 557 for five declared, New Zealand made a flying start with Martin Guptill (72) and Tom Latham (53) featuring in the first century opening stand of the series.

Ashwin triggered a spectacular batting collapse in the second session, however, and the touring side needed a defiant 71 from Jimmy Neesham to reach 299 all out.

India, who hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, decided against enforcing the follow-on and were 18 for no loss - an overall lead of 276 - at the close in Indore.