Jayant Yadav took three wickets in six deliveries Monday as India beat New Zealand by 372 runs in the second test at Mumbai to win the two-match series 1-0.
India mopped up the New Zealand lower order within 40 minutes of play on day four at the Wankhede Stadium. Chasing a mammoth 540, the Black Caps were bowled out for 167 in 56.3 overs.
“We discussed our performance in the Kanpur test. There was more bounce here and the fast bowlers got assistance as well," India captain Virat Kohli said. "So it gave us a better chance to win this test.
"The aim is to take Indian cricket forward, working with the new team management. South Africa is a good challenge and we want to win there as a team.”
It was the largest victory for India by runs in test cricket. Their previous best margin was 337 runs against South Africa in Delhi in 2015. It was also New Zealand’s biggest test defeat by runs, eclipsing their 358-run loss to South Africa in Johannesburg (2007).
Resuming at 140-5, New Zealand lost its last five wickets for 27 runs. Henry Nicholls (44) and Rachin Ravindra (18) added 22 of those Monday. Overall they put on 33 runs for the sixth wicket.
Ravindra was out caught off Yadav in the 52nd over. Two overs later, he trapped Kyle Jamieson (0) lbw and then bowled Tim Southee for a duck two balls later.
Ashwin completed the win for India as Nicholls was stumped in the 12th over of the morning.
The first test in Kanpur was drawn.