India reached stumps on day one of the second Test in Kolkata on 239 for seven, thanks only to big half tons from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane.
New Zealand are playing the second Test against India without skipper Kane Williamson, as he has been quarantined after being laid low with a virus.
Black Caps opening batsman Tom Latham was the recipient of assistance from an unlikely source as former India skipper Sourav Ganguly gave him some tips on how to face up to Ravi Ashwin.
A win for India in the second Test against New Zealand in Kolkata will see them regain the number one ICC ranking off Pakistan, but more importantly they will win the series with a game to spare.
Eden Gardens is a spin-friendly venue, as you'd expect, but as Mohammed Shami showed last time out, pace is not irrelevant.