October 11, 2016 18:46 IST

Ind vs NZ: Ravichandran Ashwin annihilates New Zealand batsmen with 6-wicket haul

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Ind vs NZ: Ravichandran Ashwin annihilates New Zealand batsmen with 6-wicket haul
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Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (6/81) triggered a collapse to bundle out New Zealand for a paltry 299 in their first innings in response to India's 557/5 declared in the third and final Test at the Holkar stadium here on Monday.
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Ashwin not only shone with the cherry taking six wickets but also effected two brilliant run outs to leave the visitors trailing by 258 runs.
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Already on the backfoot after losing the series 0-2, the Kiwis got off to a good start from openers Martin Guptill (72) and Tom Latham (52) and middle order batsman James Neesham (71), but Ashwin and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (2/80) turned it around for the hosts.
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Despite being in a position to enforce the follow-on, India skipper Virat Kohli has decided to bat for a second time in the match.