Saturday, October 23, 2021

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 4: India beat New Zealand by 321 runs, win series 3-0

India whitewashed New Zealand in the three match series after winning the third and final Test by 321 runs in Indore.

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India completed a series whitewash against New Zealand in the three-match series as R Ashwin once again ran through the visitors batting line-up. Chasing a target of 475 runs, New Zealand could never get started as Ashwin rocked them after Tea on Day 4. He picked up 21st five-wicket haul of his Test career and put India on top. He finished wicket seven wickets for 59 runs, his career best figures. He finished with 13 wickets for 140 runs in the match, also his career best. Earlier in the day, Cheteshwar Pujara scored a century to help India post a big total. Alongwith, Gautam Gambhir, who scored a quickfire fifty, Pujara took India’s lead past 400. Gambhir was dismissed for 50 while Puajra remained unbeaten for 101. India will receive the ICC Test Championship mace at the presentation in Indore, officially announcing their rise to the top of the Test rankings.