In Pics: R Ashwin's historic feat in Test, India inch closer to big victory on Day 4

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Kanpur, Sep 25: India placed themselves in driver's seat at the end of fourth day's play of the historic '500th Test' against New Zealand on Sunday (Sep 25) after setting an almost unachievable target of 434 for the Kiwis lost.

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Propelled by unbeaten half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja and a century-plus partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay, hosts India declared their 2nd innings at 377/5 at Tea.

The visitors need 341 more runs with six wickets in hand and a day's play remaining. Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner were at the crease with 38 and 8 runs, respectively.

Tom Latham (2), Martin Guptill (0), Kane Williamson (25) and Ross Taylor (17) were the batsmen to fall in the last session of the day.

From the start, the Kiwis batsmen never looked in the contention as wickets continued to fall at regular interval.

Here are the images from the day's play:

Rohit Sharma plays a shot

India's Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the 4th Day of first test match against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur on Sunday.

Jadeja plays a shot

India's Ravindra Jadeja plays a shot during the 4th Day of first test match against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur on Sunday.

Rohit and Jadeja hit 50s

India's Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma take runs during the 4th Day of first test match against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur on Sunday.

New Zealand spinners trap India batters

Players of India and New Zealand in action during the 4th Day of first test match at Green Park in Kanpur.

Rohit and Jadeja hit fifties

Ravindra Jadeja plays a shot, Rohit Sharma celebrates his half-century during the 4th Day of first test match against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur

Ashwin breaks another Test record

R Ashwin celebrates the wicket of Martin Guptill of New Zealand during the 4th Day of first test match at Green Park in Kanpur on Sunday.

Ashwin's triple strike dents NZ

Ravichandran Ashwin with teammates celebrates the wicket of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on the fourth day of the first Test match at Green Park in Kanpur on Sunday.

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