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

Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja scored half-centuries as India set a target of 434 for New Zealand on Day 4. Ravichandran Ashwin scripted history after becoming the second fastest bowler to take 200 wickets.

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

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

India vs New Zealand Rohit Sharma Ravichandran Ashwins heroics put hosts in command on Day 4

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

India vs New Zealand Rohit Sharma Ravichandran Ashwins heroics put hosts in command on Day 4

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

India vs New Zealand Rohit Sharma Ravichandran Ashwins heroics put hosts in command on Day 4

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

India vs New Zealand Rohit Sharma Ravichandran Ashwins heroics put hosts in command on Day 4

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 vs New Zealand Rohit Sharma Ravichandran Ashwins heroics put hosts in command on Day 4

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

India vs New Zealand Rohit Sharma Ravichandran Ashwins heroics put hosts in command on Day 4

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

India vs New Zealand Rohit Sharma Ravichandran Ashwins heroics put hosts in command on Day 4

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

India vs New Zealand Rohit Sharma Ravichandran Ashwins heroics put hosts in command on Day 4

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 vs New Zealand Rohit Sharma Ravichandran Ashwins heroics put hosts in command on Day 4

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

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