Bad light curtailed play with India on 130/4 and stumps was called a short while later. Rohit will resume tomorrow on 67 and Rahane on 23.
Rohit advanced to a fluent fifty off just 74 balls as he and fellow Mumbaikar Rahane took India past the hundred mark after joining hands with India tottering at 51/4.
New Zealand's pace attack had ripped through India's top order to reduce the tourists to 45 for three at tea after Brendon McCullum's 224 propelled them to an impressive first innings total of 503.
Image: India’s Rohit Sharma, right, plays in front of New Zealand’s wicket keeper BJ Watling on the second day of the first cricket test at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.