India thump New Zealand to celebrate 500th test in style
- India win 500th test by 197 runs
- New Zealand's resistance broken by spin
- Ashwin takes 6-132
The off-spinner then trapped Neil Wagner leg before to seal the victory.
Kolkata hosts the second of the three tests from Friday.
"They are a good side, particularly in their home conditions and they showed that again," said New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
"As a unit, we want to be able to apply pressure for longer, which isn't always easy in tihs part of the world against a side like India. But it's certainly a challenge for us moving forward."