Ravichandran Ashwin Shines Brightest In India's Historic 500th Test In Green Park

The Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be the setting on Friday, September 30 as India take on New Zealand in the second Test of their ongoing three match series.

Talking about Ashwin, he said: "He is a very good bowler on slow and turning tracks".

Set an improbable victory target of 434, New Zealand were bowled out for 236 soon after lunch on the last day.

It did not take long for India to wrap up the innings after the new ball was taken as Ashwin completed his five-fer with the wicket of Ish Sodhi (17) and his ten-wicket-haul with the scalp of Neil Wagner (0).

"He's (Ashwin) been outstanding for the Indian team". Very smart cricketer, very intelligent and that shows in his batting as well.

Ashwin finally achieved the milestone when he trapped skipper and star batsman Kane Williamson leg-before for 25 to warm applause from the packed stands, his team-mates and the dressing room.

In a match dominated by the spinners, Shami then displayed his reverse swing mastery and got one to jag back into BJ Watling's pad before uprooting Mark Craig's middle stump with another swinging delivery. Overnight batsmen Murali Vijay (76) and Cheteshwar Pujara (78) fell short of hundreds for a second time in the match. "We have improved in this area and we need to keep working on it because those 40-50 runs will be crucial when we play overseas", he added. Kohli, however, confessed they relaxed in phases, a lesson which they wouldn't repeat in the coming the two Test matches. For me it was a revelation, to see Pujara bat that way, because he used to bat that way initially.

Luke Ronchi (38) and Mitchell Santner (8) return today hoping to resist or at least delay India's victory march.

"It's a memorable test, it's been a very good test", Kohli said.

The visitors will need to show better patience and application with the bat in the upcoming Test. Williamson, Latham, Ronchi and Santner did well individually across the two innings but they need a couple of their batsmen to post big scores. Especially at home. That's exactly what we wanted him to do. For India what was important in the fourth innings to take wickets and they have exactly done that. What we get is what we play on. He kept rushing through his overs by bowling wicket-to-wicket. Both laid down a solid foundation for their team and it was later seconded by a strong performance by Rohit Sharma in the second innings. Kohli said there will surely be a psychological advantage over New Zealand now but they can't afford to be complacent since they are up against a team that fights hard.

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