New Zealand pacers hurt India's batting to leave them wobbling at 110 for six at tea. The top order was gone. Virat Kohli got an unplayable delivery when he was in the middle of a little gem. India's lead was 222 and the Black Caps would have fancied their chances when they walked in for tea.

But Rohit Sharma had other ideas.

And at the end of the day, he had played an innings that he will remember for a long time.

Along with local boy Wriddhiman Saha, Rohit played a majestic innings, scoring 82 crucial runs before falling to Mitchell Santner. He did not get a century but it was an innings that put India firmly in the driver's seat at the end of day three.

Just look at his numbers at Eden Gardens:

And there was fulsome praise for the 'talented' right-hander on Twitter:


Well played, Rohit!