India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin's heroics put hosts in command on Day 4

India's Ravindra Jadeja, left, and Rohit runs between the wicket on the fourth day of their first cricket test match against New Zealand at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, India, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/ Tsering Topgyal)

India's Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma both scored half centuries in their speedy 100 run stand which gave hosts a comfort of 433 runs lead. AP

New Zealand's Ish Sodhi, second right, and his team celebrates the wicket of India's Cheteshwar Pujara on the fourth day of their first cricket test match at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, India, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/ Tsering Topgyal)

New Zealand's Ish Sodhi, and his team celebrates the wicket of India's Cheteshwar Pujara. AP

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Cheteshwar Pujara scored fifties in both innings. He was India's highest run-scorer in second innings with 78 runs. PTI

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Indian skipper VIrat Kohli got out early after mistiming a sweep off Mark Craig's delivery. He scored 18 runs. PTI

India's Ravindra Jadeja raises bat after scoring fifty runs on the fourth day of their first cricket test match against New Zealand at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, India, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/ Tsering Topgyal)

India's Ravindra Jadeja waves his bat like a sword in celebration after scoring his fifty. Virat Kohli declared the innings as soon as he got to the milestone. New Zealand were asked to chase a target of 434 runs. AP

India's Rohit Sharma, centre, raises bats after scoring fifty runs on the fourth day of their first cricket test match against New Zealand at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, India, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/ Tsering Topgyal)

India's Rohit Sharma raises bats after scoring fifty runs. He batted positively with the strike rate of 73. AP

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner, right, and his team celebrates the wicket of India's Ajinkya Rahane on the fourth day of their first cricket test match at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, India, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/ Tsering Topgyal)

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner and his team celebrates the wicket of India's Ajinkya Rahane. AP

India's Ravichandran Ashwin,left, and Murali Vijay celebrates wicket of New Zealand's Kane Williamson on the fourth day of their first cricket test match at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, India, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/ Tsering Topgyal)

India's Ravichandran Ashwin and  Murali Vijay celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Kane Williamson which incidentally was also his 200th scalp. He is the second fastest to reach the milestone. AP

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner bats on the fourth day of their first cricket test match against India at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, India, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/ Tsering Topgyal)

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner along with Luke Ronchi were the last pair standing at stumps. They have a huge uphill task ahead of them to save the Test. AP

India's Ravichandran Ashwin fields on the fourth day of their first cricket test match against New Zealand at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, India, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/ Tsering Topgyal)

India would rely on the duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja to seal the win in the first Test at Kanpur. AP


Updated Date: Sep 25, 2016 19:22 PM

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