|Kiwis all out for 159 in 1st India Test|
25 August 2012
HYDERABAD: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged a career-best 6-31 as New Zealand failed to avoid a follow-on on the third day of the opening Test against India in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha (3-44) was the other main wicket-taker as New Zealand, who needed 239 to make India bat again, were bowled out for 159 in their first innings at the stroke of lunch in reply to the hosts' 438.
The tourists added 53 runs to their overnight 106-5 after the match started an hour late due to a wet outfield, with Ashwin taking three wickets and Ojha and paceman Umesh Yadav one each.
It was Ashwin's third haul of five or more wickets in an innings in seven Tests.
James Franklin, unbeaten on 31 on Friday, was the lone batsman to defy the Indian attack, top-scoring with an unbeaten 43 off 122 balls.
India struck in the day's second over when Yadav trapped Kruger van Wyk leg-before for no score and then Ojha had Doug Bracewell (17) stumped to reduce the tourists to 141-7.
Ashwin got a wicket with his third delivery when he held a low return catch to his left to dismiss Jeetan Patel (10) before removing Trent Boult and Chris Martin off successive balls.
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