Kanpur, Sep 24: Exploiting a turning track, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja scalped three batsmen in one over for a five-wicket haul while Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets as India spun out New Zealand for 262 on day three to take control of the first cricket Test here on Saturday.
With a 56-run first innings lead, Indian openers Murali Vijay (14 batting) and KL Rahul (38) took India to 52 for one at tea as the hosts extended their overall lead to 108 with nine second innings wickets in hand.
Leg-break bowler Ish Sodhi had Rahul caught in first slip at the fag end of extended second session. The umpires called for tea break, immediately after Rahul's wicket.
The New Zealanders had started the bright and sunny day at a strong 152 for one but lost nine wickets for 100 runs with Ashwin (4/93) and Jadeja (5/73) exposing visitors' shortcomings in handling spin.
The Indians too had faltered in their first innings from being 154 for one to be 318 all out.
Here are a few images from third day's play:
Kane Williamson congratulates Tom Latham
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson congratulates Tom Latham after the latter completed his half-century on the second day of the first Test match against India at Green Park in Kanpur.
Ross Taylor fails to read a Ravindra Jadeja delivery
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor fails to read a Ravindra Jadeja delivery and is adjudged Leg Before Wicket on the third day of first Test match at Green Park in Kanpur on Saturday.
Latham plays a shot
New Zealand's Tom Latham plays a shot during the 3rd Day of first test match against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur on Saturday.
Virat Kohli with teammates make successful appeal
Virat Kohli with teammates make successful appeal against New Zealand's Ross Tyalor (R) during the 3rd Day play in Kanpur on Saturday.
Jadeja gets a fifer
Jadeja ran through the lower order in the post-lunch session by dismissing Mark Craig (2), Ish Sodhi (0) and Trent Boult (0) and Ashwin closed the innings by catching BJ Watling (21) in his own follow through as the Kiwis lost their last five wickets for just 24 runs in 10.5 overs.
Kohli-Ashwin celebrate fall of wicket
Virat Kohli and R Ashwin celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Tom Latham during the 3rd Day of first test match in Kanpur on Saturday.