India tighten stranglehold over New Zealand
INFORE, India (AP) Ravichandran Ashwin took his 20th five-wicket haul as New Zealand was bowled out for 299 runs on day three of the third test in Indore. India then reached 18-0 in six overs at stumps, taking an overall lead of 276 runs.
After tea, James Neesham (71) scored his fourth test half-century, and put on 52 runs with Mitchell Santner (22) for the seventh wicket for New Zealand.
Ravindra Jadeja, with 2-80, broke their resistance as Santner was caught at backward short leg.
Ashwin then trapped Neesham lbw to complete his five-wicket haul, and then ran out Jeetan Patel (18) when a dropped return catch from Matt Henry was deflected onto the stumps at the non-striker's end by the spinner.
Trent Boult was last man out, caught in the deep off Ashwin, as the Black Caps surrendered a first innings' lead of 258 runs.
India didn't enforce the follow-on though.
Gautam Gambhir, who injured his shoulder whilst fielding, retired after facing just seven balls after he aggravated his injury batting.
At the close, Murali Vijay was unbeaten on 11, while Cheteshwar Pujara was not out 1.
India has already won the three-match series with an unassailable 2-0 lead.