Mumbai: India are set to register a memorable win in the second and final Test after they reduced New Zealand to 140 for five in 45 overs in pursuit of a mammoth 540 at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. The visitors still need 440.
Offie Ravichandran Ashwin snared three wickets conceding 27 runs after New Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel claimed 14-225 in the match, the best figures by a bowler against India.
Earlier, India declared their second innings at 276 for seven in 70 overs just ahead of tea on the third day, setting the Black Caps a target of 540.
Brief scores: India 325 & 276/7 in 70 overs (Mayank Agarwal 62, Cheteshwar Pujara 47, Shubman Gill 47, Virat Kohli 36, Axar Patel 41 not out; Ajaz Patel 4-106, Rachin Ravindra 3-56) vs New Zealand 62 & 140/5 in 45 overs (Daryl Mitchell 60, Henry Nicholls 36 not out; R Ashwin 3-27, Axar Patel 1-42).
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