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Zaheer puts India on top at Basin Reserve

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  • Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh skittle out New Zealand for 197
  • India lead by 233 with nine wickets remaining and three days to go
  • Andew Flintoff takes a hat-trick as England claim Caribbean series win
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(CNN) -- India are on course for a series-clinching victory in Wellington after skittling out New Zealand for 197 on the second day of the third and final Test.

Andrew Flintoff took a late hat-trick to secure England a one-day series win.

Andrew Flintoff took a late hat-trick to secure England a one-day series win.

It left the tourists with a 182-run lead which they stretched by the close on 51 for one wickets in their second innings.

New Zealand wrapped up India's first innings for 379 almost immediately in the morning session, but then struggled with the bat as Zaheer Khan took five for 65 with off spinner Harbhajan Singh backing him up with three for 43.

Ross Taylor made the top score for New Zealand with 42 and they needed a late stand by Brendon McCullum and Iain O'Brien to avoid the follow-on.

The Indian bowlers were well-supported by their captain and wicketkeeper MS Dhoni who claimed six victims through catches.

India won the first Test at Hamilton by 10 wickets and need only to draw at the Basin Reserve to become the first Indian team to win a Test series in New Zealand in 41 years.

In other international cricket action, Andrew Flintoff took a hat-trick as England beat West Indies by 26 runs to win the fifth and final match of their one-day series in St.Lucia.

The victory saw them claim the series 3-2 and provide some consolation for defeat in the earlier Test series.

Flintoff removed Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul and Sulieman Benn off successive balls, two of them clean bowled, in the 27th over, finishing with career-best figures of five wickets for 19 runs from five overs.

A run out in the next over saw West Indies all out for 146 in a match reduced to 29 overs per side due to rain.

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