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India vs New Zealand: 1st Test, Day 4 — Virat Kohli & Co close in on big win at Kanpur

India vs New Zealand: 1st Test, Day 4 — Virat Kohli & Co close in on big win at Kanpur

India positioned themselves for a massive win in their 500th cricket Test by polishing off the New Zealand top-order after setting them a colossal 434-run target, propelled by unbeaten half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja here on Sunday.

WATCH: HILARIOUS! Ravindra Jadeja's reply to why new batsmen find it tough on turning tracks

WATCH: HILARIOUS! Ravindra Jadeja's reply to why new batsmen find it tough on turning tracks

The Saurashtra all-rounder's reply had the journalists in the room in splits.

After becoming Test captain, Virat Kohli continues to be haunted by this unwanted record

After becoming Test captain, Virat Kohli continues to be haunted by this unwanted record

Despite scoring several tons after taking charge as captain, one stat in particular continues to haunt Kohli.

WATCH: Ravichandran Ashwin's magic ball that bamboozled Kane Williamson on Day 3

WATCH: Ravichandran Ashwin's magic ball that bamboozled Kane Williamson on Day 3

After defying Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on Day 2, the Kiwi batsmen failed to do so on Saturday.

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4: As it happened...

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4: As it happened...

India dominated Day 4 of the 1st Test thanks to Ashwin, Rohit and Jadeja's performances.

Iconic Eden Gardens gears up for tryst with India's 250th Test at home

Iconic Eden Gardens gears up for tryst with India's 250th Test at home

To start with, a Lord's like bell will be rung to mark the beginning of the historic Test.

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Intermittent breaks disturb rhythm of our bowlers, says batting coach Sanjay Bangar

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Intermittent breaks disturb rhythm of our bowlers, says batting coach Sanjay Bangar

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Tom Latham took several water breaks apart from the stipulated drinks intervals.

1st Test, Day 2: Kane Williamson, Tom Latham put New Zealand in commanding position on rain-hit day

1st Test, Day 2: Kane Williamson, Tom Latham put New Zealand in commanding position on rain-hit day

It was a rare odd day for Jadeja and R Ashwin, who went wicketless despite bowling 31 overs together.

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Tom Latham was caught off a legal delivery but was declared not out – Here's why!

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Tom Latham was caught off a legal delivery but was declared not out – Here's why!

Desperately looking for a second breakthrough, Indian players went up in air in the 36th over of the innings when Latham tried to sweep one, but got an edge - which riocheted from his shoe and went straight to Rahul at short leg.

India vs New Zealand 2016: 1st Test, Day 2 – As it happened...

India vs New Zealand 2016: 1st Test, Day 2 – As it happened...

1st Test, Day 2 - Kane Williamson and his men were in total control of the match after scoring 152 runs for the loss of just one wicket before rain halted play.

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1: Hosts collapse to 291/9 after solid start in 500th Test

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1: Hosts collapse to 291/9 after solid start in 500th Test

After electing to bat in the historic 500th Test, India were comfortably placed at 154 for riding on 112-run second wicket stand between Vijay (65) and Pujara (62).

HILARIOUS! Virender Sehwag marks India's 500th Test with more social media genius

HILARIOUS! Virender Sehwag marks India's 500th Test with more social media genius

All the former India captains were felicitated before the match started.

India's 500th Test: Sachin Tendulkar reckons Virat Kohli & Co can dominate world cricket for next ten years

India's 500th Test: Sachin Tendulkar reckons Virat Kohli & Co can dominate world cricket for next ten years

Sachin Tendulkar, who has played 40 percent (200 out of 500 Tests) of India's 500 Test matches, said he is happy with the balance of Virat Kohli's Test side.

500th Test Special: Records that matter as India play historic match

The five-day format remains the basis which sets the standard, and for any cricketer, the ultimate 'test' to test to his skills.

India vs New Zealand: Six players who can make impact in three-match Test series

India vs New Zealand: Six players who can make impact in three-match Test series

India begin the Test series against New Zealand on September 22nd.

REVEALED: Virat Kohli's formula to dethrone rivals Pakistan as No 1 team in Tests

REVEALED: Virat Kohli's formula to dethrone rivals Pakistan as No 1 team in Tests

"Will India claim the No. 1 spot in Test Rankings by the end of New Zealand series?"

Kane Williamson counts on experience gained during World T20

Kane Williamson counts on experience gained during World T20

New Zealand had reached the semi-finals of World T20.

Virat Kohli: Interruptions in match due to Spidercam is not logical

Virat Kohli: Interruptions in match due to Spidercam is not logical

When Kohli was asked about his viewpoint, he said when it interrupts the game, it's never a "nice feeling".

Virat Kohli's pre-match press conference: Six key things said by India's Test captain

Virat Kohli's pre-match press conference: Six key things said by India's Test captain

The 27-year-old is keen to deliver a clinical show against the Kiwis.