Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Ashwin, Jayant spin a web as India complete demolition job. Jayant Yadav ran through New Zealand's batting order on Day 4
Jayant Yadav ran through New Zealand's batting order on Day 4
India powered their way to a 372-run win in Mumbai after bowling out New Zealand for 167 within the first hour of play on the fourth day thanks to Jayant Yadav's four-wicket haul. It was India's biggest win in terms of the number of runs, and with that, they bagged the two-match series 1-0 on Monday (December 6).
It took India just seven overs to strike in the day as Jayant made short work of New Zealand's lower order. He posed constant questions, tossing the ball up and getting turn even as the tail couldn't find answers to both of India's spinners in the morning. The moisture in the wicket in the first hour aided the spinners as New Zealand lasted all of 11.3 overs.
After countless plays and misses, Rachin Ravindra was the first to fall, getting an outside edge to Pujara at second slip. Once the 33-run resistance was broken, it was a matter of time before India could run through the order. Jayant levied a double blow in his next over as Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee were sent back as India closed in on victory. Will Somerville edged to forward short leg as Jayant returned 4-49, but it was fitting for Ashwin to bring an end to Henry Nicholls's fighting 44 to finish with his own four-wicket haul.
Brief Scores: India 325 & 276/7 (Mayank Agarwal 62, C Pujara 47; Ajaz Patel 4-106, Rachin Ravindra 3-56) lead New Zealand 62 and 167 (Daryl Mitchell 60, Henry Nicholls 44; Ashwin 4-34, Jayant Yadav 4-49) by 327 runs.