India took a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series against New Zealand after posting an emphatic 197-run victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Kanpur on Monday. New Zealand were bowled out for 236 in the post-lunch session on Day 5 with Ravichandran Ashwin finishing with figures of 6/132 and match-figures of 10/225.

The result had been a foregone conclusion after New Zealand begun the day at 93/4. Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner put on a spirited partnership but Ronchi's dismissal for 80 to Ravindra Jadeja opened the floodgates. Mohammed Sami found a burst of reverse swing to account for BJ Watling and Mark Craig, just before lunch.

New Zealand's last measure of resistance was broken after Ashwin ripped and turned one to get the edge of Mitchell Santner's bat, who departed for a brave 71. He completed his 19th five wicket haul in Test matches by castling Ish Sodhi's leg stump and for good measure, got his tenth wicket in the match, by having last man Neil Wagner adjudged leg-before-wicket to draw the match to a close.

Brief scores:

India 318 (Murali Vijay 65, Cheteshwar Pujara 62; Trent Boult 3/67, Mitchell Santner 3/94) and 377/5 declared (Cheteshwar Pujara 78, Murali Vijay 76; Mitchell Santner 2/79, Ish Sodhi 2/99) beat New Zealand 262 (Kane Williamson 75, Tom Latham 58; Ravindra Jadeja 5/73, Ravichandran Ashwin 4/93) and 236 all out (Luke Ronchi 80, Mitchell Santner 71; Ravichandran Ashwin 6/132, Mohammed Shami 2/18) by 197 runs