Virat Kohli (IND) : Lovely Test match. As Taylor said, this was a brilliant Test wicket apart from the variable bounce here and there. When the wicket setttles down, it will be a pretty wanted venue in India. It was an all-round performance. Bowlers did well. Saha did well and Shami and Bhuvi contributing. Those extra runs were important. We expect fight from a side like New Zealand but it took character to bounce back both times. Saha is the best keeper in the country and he is doing a great job in Tests: is wonderful behind the stumps and can bat. He backs himself and can bat with the tail. Backs himself to play his shots. That hundred in the West Indies really helped his confidence and he has been a revelation for the side. In the 1st innings, we threw it away with loose shots. In the second, NZ bowlers were good and put us under pressure. Rohit showed good intent, played positive cricket and we all know about his love affair with Eden Gardens. I was expecting him to score at least once in both the innings. I think in the last session, when we wanted early wickets, the crowd helped us pick them. That made a massive difference to Shami and it put extra pressure on the new batsmen. So the extra intent to get the crowd going there. To keep playing consistent cricket is our objective, and if we do that, with a long home season, we have a control of the No. 1 ranking. We have played really good cricket for the last one and a half years. We want to keep doing that and show character when needed.
Ross Taylor (NZ): New Zealand: "Very impressive the bowlers stuck under tough circumstances. India did well. Saha got crucial runs and got them over the line. To be honest, I expected the pitch to play different. But guess, with time, it will get better and better. Anytime you have a 112-run deficit, you are under pressure. The stand between Rohit and Saha took it away and it was difficult to get back. Hopefully we can get back in Indore. We will play free and fearless cricket. Was good to see Williamson at the ground today but still looked a bit pale. Will be good to have our skipper back.
Wriddhiman Saha is the Man of the Match
India won the match by 178 runs and lead the series with 2-0, they move to No.1 spot in the ICC Test Rankings.
Over 81.1 Mohammed Shami bowls it short of length to TA Boult, out Caught by Murali Vijay! Boult makes room and went early on the pull, the ball takes the top edge of the bat and goes high in the air, simple catch to Vijay at slips.
End of Over 81 (5 runs) New Zealand 197/9
N Wagner 5/43 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 12-4-28-1
TA Boult 4/13
Over 80.6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a good length delivery to N Wagner, no runs, goes on to the back foot and defends it to the on-side.
Over 80.5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a good length delivery to N Wagner, no runs, gets forward and punches it back to the bowler.
Over 80.4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a good length delivery to TA Boult, 1 run, moves on the off-side and clips it down to deep square-leg.
Over 80.3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a pitched up delivery to N Wagner, 1 run, gets forward and drives it along the ground to deep-point.
Over 80.2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a pitched up delivery to N Wagner, 2 runs, gets across the line and whips it through mid-wicket and picks up couple of runs.
Over 80.1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a pitched up delivery to TA Boult, 1 run, goes back and across, whips it through square-leg.
End of Over 80 New Zealand 192/9
N Wagner 2/39 Mohammed Shami 18-5-46-2
TA Boult 2/11
Over 79.6 Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to N Wagner, no runs, gets forward and defend it down the pitch back to bowler.
Over 79.5 Mohammed Shami bowls a pitched up delivery to N Wagner, no runs, gets forward and drives it straight back to the bowler.
Over 79.4 Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to N Wagner, no runs, gets forward and defends it to gully with soft hands.
Over 79.3 Mohammed Shami bowls a good length delivery to N Wagner, no runs, goes on to the back foot and blocks it down the pitch.
Over 79.2 Mohammed Shami slips in a full toss to N Wagner, no runs, comes on to the front foot and drives it straight to the man at mid-off.
Over 79.1 Mohammed Shami bowls a pitched up delivery to N Wagner, no runs, gets forward and went for a drive, gets the inside edge on to the pads.
End of Over 79 New Zealand 192/9
TA Boult 2/11 Ravindra Jadeja 20-3-41-3
N Wagner 2/33
Over 78.6 Ravindra Jadeja bowls a tossed up delivery to TA Boult, no runs, gets a big stride forward and defends it back to the bowler.