Cricket

Ashwin helps India to 197-run win over NZ in its 500th test

KANPUR, India (AP) India celebrated its 500th test with a 197-run win over New Zealand on Monday, with Ravi Ashwin claiming six second-innings wickets to hasten victory in the series-opening match.

Set an improbable victory target of 434, New Zealand was bowled out for 236 in the middle session on the last day.

Ashwin (6-132) completed his 19th five-wicket haul in 37 tests, and his fifth 10-wicket haul in the format.

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