• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Pujara and Ashwin lead India to series sweep

India thrashed New Zealand

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Cheteshwar Pujara struck his eighth test century and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin engineered another spectacular batting collapse to help Indiacrush New Zealand by 321 runs in the third test and complete a 3-0 series sweep on Tuesday (11). Ashwin, who claimed 6-81 in the first innings, resumed his role as New Zealand’s wrecker-in-chief, claiming 7-59 as the tourists, chasing 475 for an improbable win, were dismissed for 153 to lose inside four days. After Umesh Yadav dismissed Tom Latham to earn an early breakthrough, Ashwin spun a web around the batsmen as New Zealand lost nine wickets in the final session.…

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