Indore, Oct 11: India completed a 3-0 whitewash of New Zealand after thrashing the visitors by 321 runs on the fourth day of the third and final Test at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.
Chasing a mammoth 475, the Kiwis were bundled out for a paltry 153 runs in their second innings. Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin once again emerged as the wrecker-in-chief, taking seven wickets and an overall 13 scalps in the match.
Earlier, riding on Cheteshwar Pujara's brilliant 101 and opener Gautam Gambhir's 56-ball 50, India declared their second innings at 216/3 with an overall lead of 474 runs, just before the tea break.
Former India cricketers and experts hailed team's win which propelled it to No.1 ranking in Tests.
Here's how experts, cricketers and fans reacted over India's win:
Superb start for the long Indian cricket season ...congratulations #TeamIndia on 3-0 series win !!— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) October 11, 2016
Well fought series but eventually India knocked the fight out of NZ. Dominance. Best in Test. Well done, India 😊👏🙏👍 #IndvsNZ— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 11, 2016
Stunning performance by @ashwinravi99: this Test, this series, the past couple of years - in fact since he came into international cricket— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 11, 2016
Good captaincy by virat kohli u proved that. And u really deserved this ICC Test Championship trophy. pic.twitter.com/XxV21T5MOH— @rjun P@tid@r (@Twitid123Arjun) October 11, 2016
Congratulations India for a massive win over New Zealand By 321 & Ashwin,u rocked wid 13 wkts! Don't forget P'ship of the Virat & Rahane.— Joker (@BeeLikeJoker) October 11, 2016
#Ashwin is becoming a Legend. Well done Virat Kohli and team. 2nd highest win for India defeating New Zealand by 321.— N@m@n (@namanworld) October 11, 2016