India Captured an Historical win against New Zealand on their 500th International Test match. Both Ashwin and Jadeja’s effort made india to grab a comfortable 197 runs win here in Kanpur on Monday.
After India scored 377 runs in their second innings declared the batting and started to bowl after tea break. India managed to get 4 wickets and New Zealand scored 93 runs and day 4 was taken stumps.
With 93/4 New Zealand started to bat on Day5 and lost wickets to India at every interval and managed to score 236 before New Zealand lost the first test match out of 3 match series. Indian bowler Ashwin grabbed 6 wickets in the second innings and he also crossed 200 wickets mark on his 38th test match.
On this 500th test match india played very well and showed their confidence in both bowling and batting and it was a great way to start the season at home.
Jadeja was awarded MAN OF THE MATCH trophy who grabbed 5 wickets in first innings and 1 wicket in second innings.
“Jadeja: “I am very happy. Before the series started I was thinking that I should play my role as a batsman as well. Duleep Trophy helped me a lot because I was getting wickets there as well. It gave me confidence as well. The ball wasn’t turning from the stump line in the first innings, so we were trying to mix the pace. Obviously Ashwin is a very good bowler on slow turning wickets and I would like to congratulate him for 200 wickets. I enjoy bowling with him.”
“Kohli: “The boys applied themselves really well. Initially we had the momentum with the bat, but a couple of soft dismissals put pressure. Jadeja and Ashwin added crucial runs. I am still pretty early in my captaincy career, I look forward to advice from others. There have been cases where we’ve gone on one mode and the runs were leaked. All the sides that are doing well around the world have strong lower-middle orders. That’s one area that we have improved and we need to keep working it because those 30-40 extra runs could prove crucial. It’s been a very good Test match”
India took lead 1-0 in 3 match Test Series.