Kanpur, Sep 26: India notched up a mammoth 197-run win in their historic 500th cricket Test to assert their supremacy in home conditions, bowling out New Zealand for 236 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here on Monday (Sep 26).
After setting the Kiwis a rather improbable target of 434, the Indian bowlers, especially senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (6/132), revelled in home conditions to rip through the visiting team's line-up with more than a session to spare.
Ashwin (6/132) completed his fifth six-wicket haul by adding scalps of Santner and Ish Sodhi (17) and Neil Wagner (0) to his three wickets grabbed on Sunday (Sep 25) when he had become the second-fastest man to take 200-Test wickets.
Jadeja took one wicket today while Mohammed Shami, who got some reverse swing, scalped two batsmen in the morning session. (Fans pick India's 'Best Test XI'; MS Dhoni is captain)
Both the teams will now travel to Kolkata, where the second Test is scheduled to begin from Friday. India's 'Greatest XI'
Fans and experts hailed India's win in 500th Test after Team India registered an emphatic win against New Zealand.
Here is how people reacted on Twitter:
Meanwhile @ashwinravi99 continues to mint wickets. That machine in his yard is doing double-shifts— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 26, 2016
19th fifer , 5th 10 wickets haul for Ashwin in tests— Deepak Sharma (@Imdeepak_s) September 26, 2016
India beat New Zealand by 197 runs :D & lead 3 match series... https://t.co/E8cm1l0rW8
WOW!!! Another 10 wkt haul for Ravichandran Ashwin as India beat New Zealand by 197 runs. He is our new super star. Superb bowling....— Shahid Hasnain (@shahidHasnain) September 26, 2016
Cricket fans after India beats New Zealand by 197 in the first Test! pic.twitter.com/5egW3hfcHb— PVR Pictures (@PicturesPVR) September 26, 2016