New Zealand slump to massive 321-run defeat
INDORE, India (AP) New Zealand crashed to a 321-run defeat against India on Tuesday, slumping to 153 all out on day four of the third test.
Set an improbable 475 runs to win, Ravichandran Ashwin (7-59) took his 21st five-wicket haul in test cricket to run through the Black Caps.
After tea Kane Williamson (27) and Martin Guptill (29) added 35 runs for the second wicket. Ashwin got the breakthrough as he trapped Williamson lbw. Ross Taylor (32) then added some quick runs, hitting five fours and a six in his 25-ball stay.
He was clean bowled by Ashwin, and then the slide truly began as New Zealand lost their last seven wickets for 73 runs. He bowled Luke Ronchi (15) to expose the lower order.
Ravindra Jadeja (2-45) had James Neesham caught at short midwicket, and ended Guptill's 60-ball stay as well, trapping him lbw.
Ashwin ran through the tail thereafter. First he bowled Mitchell Santner (14) and Jeetan Patel (0) in quick succession. Matt Henry (0) holed out to mid-off then.
The innings ended in the final over of the day as Trent Boult (4) offered a simple return catch to Ashwin. This was a sixth ten-wicket haul in test cricket for the off-spinner, who finished with match figures of 13 wickets for 140 runs.