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3 BEST SPELLS BY RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN AGAINST NZ

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           6 for 132  (Green Park, 2016)

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The 2016-17 Test series between India and New Zealand saw the hosts set a 434-run target for the visitors. It wasn't long before Ravichandran Ashwin took the centre satge.

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Ashwin got rid of Tom Latham, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson before the Kiwis scored 50 runs. Later, Ashwin trapped Mitchell Santner and tail-ender Neil Wagner.

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Ashwin ensured that the Kiwis had no chance of chasing the mammoth score as he helped India register a 197-run win. He ended with figures of 6 for 132.

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            6 for 31  (Hyderabad, 2012)

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India's 2012 Test against New Zealand at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s first Test match against the Kiwis.

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Batting first, India posted a 438-run total, riding on Cheteshwar Pujara's century. The Kiwis had a top-quality batting line-up, but none of them could get going.

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Ravichandran Ashwin ran through the Kiwi lineup and ended with figures of 6 for 31. He bagged 6 more in the second innings and won the Player of the Match award.

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               7 for 59 (Holkar Stadium, 2016)

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On a wicket where India declared their first innings score at 557 for 5, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a 7-wicket haul in just 13.5 overs. 

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After a superb show in the first innings, India set a 475-run target for the Kiwis. Ashwin, who had taken 6 wickets in the first innings, impressed further by taking 7 in the second.

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Ashwin’s scalps included Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Jeetan Patel and Trent Boult. He won the Man of the Match award in that match.

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