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India Beat New Zealand by 197 Runs to Win 500th Test, Lead Series 1-0

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Resuming on 93 for four chasing an improbable 434-run victory target, New Zealand were all out for 236 in the first hour after lunch as India won their 500th Test match in style at Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium. India defeated New Zealand by 197 runs to win its 500th Test on the final day’s play in Kanpur on Monday, going 1-0 up in the three-match series.

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For the tourists, Luke Ronchi (80) and Mitchell Santner (71) struck half-centuries but their resistance was nowhere near enough to pull off what would have been the highest successful chase in Test cricket. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin returned 6-132 to go with the four wickets he had claimed in the first innings.

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