India win the first test against New Zealand

A six wicket haul by R. Ashwin propelled India to a massive win in its 500th test on Monday, giving the host team a 1-0 leg up in the three test series against New Zealand.

New Zealand had six wickets in hand when they started out on the final day of the test, needing 341 runs to close the deal.

After reducing the Kiwis to 205-7 at lunch, India claimed the three remaining wickets to clinch the opening Test on the fifth day here.

Ravindra Jadeja is the Man of the Match, while Ashwin bagged a total of 10 wickets in both innings, becoming the fastest Indian to scalp 200 wickets.

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