India beat New Zealand by 178 runs in the second Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. With this win, India will move to the number 1 position in ICC Test rankings. India becoming the world no. 1 will be more special because it came at India’s historic venue in India’s 250th homeTest match.
It was Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane’s partnership on day 1 that set the tone for the hosts as they scored 316 in the first innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s heroics made sure that the Kiwis were dismissed for 204 in their in their first innings, handing India an 112-run lead.
There were some concerns for the Indian batsmen as they lost some quick wickets in the second innings before Rohit Sharma and Wriddhiman Saha controlled the things. Rohit’s 82 and Saha’s unbeaten 58 helped India reach 263 and set a target of 375. The visitors were never in the hunt as they lost wickets at regular intervals and they handed India a 178-run win.
The fans were having a good time on social media during the Test match, which also happened to be India’s 250 Test. Let us take a look at some of the best tweets that were posted during the match.