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At draw of stumps, India were 159 for 1 in their second innings which gave them an overall lead of 215. India lost KL Rahul (38) before Murali Vijay (64) and Cheteshwar Pujara (50) scored briskly to put the hosts in command.New Zealand had started the day at a strong 152 for one but lost four wickets in the morning session. 

Kanpur : The spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin exploited a turning track to the fullest to bundle out New Zealand for 262 as India took firm control of the first cricket Test by extending their overall lead to 215 here on Saturday.Jadeja (5/73) dismissed three batsmen in one over for a five-wicket haul while Ashwin (4/93) grabbed four wickets as the Indians spun out New Zealand early into the second session.

At draw of stumps, India were 159 for 1 in their second innings which gave them an overall lead of 215. India lost KL Rahul (38) before Murali Vijay (64) and Cheteshwar Pujara (50) scored briskly to put the hosts in command.New Zealand had started the day at a strong 152 for one but lost four wickets in the morning session.

Their last five batsmen were dismissed for just 24 runs in the second session as Indian spinners ruled the roost.Scoreboard: India 1st innings: 318 all out; New Zealand 1st innings:(Overnight 152-1) MJ Guptill lbw b Yadav 21, TWM Latham lbw b Ashwin 58, KS Williamson b Ashwin 75, LRPL Taylor lbw b Jadeja 0, L Ronchi lbw b Jadeja 38, MJ Santner not out 28, BJ Watling c&b Aswhin 21, MD Craig lbw b Jadeja 2, IS

Sodhi lbw b Jadeja 0, TA Boult c Sharma b Jadeja 0, N Wagner not out 0; Extras (B-8, LB-5, NB-2) 15; Total (all out in 95.5 overs) 262; Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-159, 3-160, 4-170, 5-219, 6-255, 7-258, 8-258, 9-258, 10-262; Bowling: Mohammed Shami 11-1-35-0, Umesh Yadav 15-5-33-1, Ravindra Jadeja

34-7-73-5, R Ashwin 30.5-7-93-4, Murali Vijay 4-0-10-0, Rohit Sharma 1-0-5-0; India 2nd innings: KL Rahul c Taylor b Sodhi 38, M Vijay batting 64, C Pujara batting 50, Extras (lb-7) 7; Total (For 1 wicket; 47 overs) 159; Fall of wickets: 1-52; Bowling: Boult 5-0-11-0, Santner 13-5-33-0, Craig 11-1-48-0, Wagner 8-3-17-0, Sodhi 7-2-29-1, Guptill 3-0-14-0

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