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Day 4

924dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Ashwin's Test best seals 3-0 whitewash

India completed a 3-0 whitewash in devastating fashion as a seven-wicket haul from R Ashwin shot New Zealand out for 153 in their last innings of the series

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Ashwin guides India to 3-0 win over New Zealand

R Ashwin produced a devastating seven-wicket display that helped India thrash New Zealand by a massive 321-run margin in the third and final Test to complete a 3-0 white wash in Indore on Tuesday.

924dSidharth Monga in Indore

India revel in final stretch as NZ resistance crumbles

New Zealand began the fourth day in Indore way behind but still determined not to give up. By the end of the day, they finally parted ways with their spirit, allowing India to savour the fruits o

923dSidharth Monga in Indore

Kohli deadbats Harbhajan's pitches' jibe

"We believe in our skill much more, and not focus on creating atmosphere or conditions that might suit us partially," Virat Kohli said when asked about surfaces aiding India at home

Day 3

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Ashwin six-for hands India 258-run lead

R Ashwin claimed his 20th five-wicket haul as he single-handedly ran through New Zealand's top order - with figures of 6 for 81 - to reduce the tourists to just 299 on day three, in response to a mammoth 557-run total posted by the hosts in Indore.

Day 2

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Virat Kohli double-ton hands India the advantage

When Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat on Saturday, he had said that the pitch in Indore would aid batsmen on the first two days of the Test. His prediction came true, as he slammed his second Test double-hundred and combined with Ajinkya Rahane t

925dSidharth Monga in Indore

Jadeja fined 50% of match fees

India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja was fined 50 percent of his match fees for running down the middle of the pitch repeatedly during the Indore Test against New Zealand

Day 1

927dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Kohli, Rahane put India in control

An unbroken partnership of 167 between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, the highest of the series so far, put India in control at the end of Indore's first day of Test cricket

926dSidharth Monga in Indore

Kohli premieres his patience in Indore

The method in Virat Kohli's century in Indore - organic, imperturbable - could be an important step in his evolution as a Test batsman

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Virat Kohli slams 13th Test ton to hand India advantage

Virat Kohli, India's captain, made the most of an easy-paced surface to score his 13th Test ton that guided his side to an impressive 267 for 3 at stumps on day one of the third Test against New Zealand in Indore on Saturday.

Others

928dSidharth Monga in Indore

Why India have made the ball reverse, and NZ haven't

Playing cricket in hot, humid conditions means you tend to sweat a lot and that makes it very difficult to keep one side of the ball dry. But, with a bit of luck, India have managed to out reverse-swing New Zealand

928dSidharth Monga in Indore

First-innings total 'most vital' - Williamson

With batting getting tougher as the surface wears on, in India, Kane Williamson has said that the first-innings total will be a key area, on the eve of the Indore Test

Clean sweep

4

No. of times India have whitewashed a Test series of 3 or more matches, including this. The last 3: vs Eng 1992-93, vs SL 1993-94 and vs Aus 2012-13.

Only the second

2

No. of India bowlers to take multiple ten-wicket hauls in any Test series, including Ashwin. First was Harbhajan vs Aus in 2000-01.

Ashwin again

4

No. of times Williamson has got out to Ashwin this series, in 4 innings. He faced 163 balls against other bowlers without getting dismissed; 91 balls v Ashwin.

Huge target

5

No. of higher targets set by India in Tests, than the 475 in this match. The highest they set was 617 also against NZ in Wellington in 2008-09.

Pujara in elite company

3

India No. 3 batsmen to score 4 50+ scores in a series of 3 or fewer Tests, including Pujara this series. Others: M Amarnath in Pak 1982-83 & Dravid in NZ 2008-09.

In-form Gambhir

5

Scores of 50 or more for Gambhir in first-class matches this season, in 7 innings. He had made 77, 90, 59, 94 and 36 in Duleep Trophy before this Test.

Race to twenty

2

No. of bowlers who reached 20 five-wicket hauls in fewer Tests than Ashwin's 39 - S Barnes in 25 Tests and C Grimmett in 37 Tests.

Prolific

5

No. of five-wicket hauls for Ashwin in Tests against NZ - most by any India bowler. Bedi, Gupte, Prasanna and Zaheer had taken four 5-fors vs NZ.

Neesham vs Ind

170

Runs scored by Neesham in his only previous Test against India - on his debut (33 & 137*, Wellington, 2013-14). He has got to a fifty in this Test.

Session of wickets

5

No. of wickets lost by New Zealand in the second session today. They had lost only one wicket in the first session.

First in a while

2013

Previous instance of an overseas opening pair adding a century stand in Tests in India - between Cowan and Warner in Mohali. This is the 1st such stand in 18 inns.

Opening high

55

The highest opening stand of the series before this - between Guptill and Latham in the 2nd inns of the Kolkata Test. The current stand is now the best.

Big total

2

No. of higher totals for India against NZ in Tests, than the 557/5 in this match. They had scored 583/7 in Ahmedabad in 1999-00 and 566/8 in Nagpur in 2010-11.