With 6 wickets and two run-outs, Ashwin dismantled the New Zealand innings on Day 3 of the third Test at Indore and restricted them to a score of 299, despite a century-run stand between Guptill and Latham.
The duo also eclipsed the previous fourth wicket Indian record of 353 by Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman compiled against Australia at Sydney in January, 2004.
"This partnership was really special".
"We just have to bat for long periods of time".
New Zealand were 28/0 at stumps on day 2 of the final Test. "He is an utterly self confident player", said Gavaskar, the first man to score 10,000 Test runs.
Rahane, was uncomfortable against the short pitched delivery on Saturday, was once again attacked with the same length but the Mumbai batsman was showed great temperament to not play any risky shot.
But the incident only appeared to strengthen his resolve and his marathon knock included 18 fours and four sixes.
The day's proceedings belonged nearly entirely to Kohli who surpassed his previous best of 200 against West Indies at North Sound while Rahane eclipsed his previous best of 147 against Australia at MCG.
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"It was tough out there, I was struggling yesterday and I took my time". I look to get a five for, as a batsman to get a hundred. A visibly exhausted Kohli was dismissed in the first over after tea, trapped LBW by Patel on 211 (366b, 4x20).
After the run-glut from captain Virat Kohli (211) and Ajinkya Rahane (188) on the first two days, it was the spin magic from Ashwin that enthralled the big crowd after the Kiwis had put on the first century stand of the series from either side for the first wicket.
But New Zealand's bruised bowlers finally found a breakthrough after three wicketless sessions, in the evening session, as Jeetan Patel (2-120) trapped Kohli lbw. He was also given a rousing send-off.
"Virat was batting so fluently".
With 57 runs at an average of 11.40 this series, Ross Taylor is the batsman most in need of improvement.
Neesham added 53 runs with BJ Watling (23) to stem the rout.
India, who made a massive 557 for 5 declared, thus grabbed a lead of 258 to place themselves in the driver's seat at the end of day three of the third Test.
Ashwin ended the innings with six wickets, while giving away 81 runs in 27.2 overs he bowled. It was very humid and we were exhausted after tea. "I think we stuck to our plans well but we were worn down", said New Zealand coach Mike Hesson.