India takes control of 1st test vs New Zealand

New Zealand's Ross Taylor, right, reacts after being dismissed by India's Ravindra Jadeja on the third day of their cricket test match at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, India, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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KANPUR, India (AP) Ravindra Jadeja took his fifth five-wicket haul in test cricket as India gained control of the first test against New Zealand on Saturday.

The visitors collapsed on the third day from 152-1 overnight to 262 all out in their first innings in Kanpur, in reply to India's 318.

New Zealand lost its last five wickets for just seven runs. Jadeja took 5-73.

India reached 52-1 in 18.1 overs in its second innings at tea to increase the overall lead to 108 runs.

Murali Vijay (14 not out) and Lokesh Rahul (38) almost batted out the remainder of the session, before Rahul was dismissed in the last over before tea, caught at slip off Ish Sodhi.

Earlier, New Zealand looked comfortable after lunch but the pitch was now slower and taking more turn. The drama began in the 92nd over when Ravichandran Ashwin (4-93) had Mitchell Santner (32) caught behind, breaking his 36-run partnership with BJ Watling (21).

In the 95th over, Jadeja took three wickets in five balls to wreck the visitors' innings. Mark Craig (2) was trapped lbw, as was Sodhi (0) for a golden duck, putting the left-arm spinner on a hat trick. Trent Boult (0) denied Jadeja but was caught at short leg off the last delivery, the ball clipping his boot on its way to Rohit Sharma at short leg.

Ashwin caught and bowled Watling in the next over.