New Zealand struggled to reach 106-5 in their first innings at stumps in reply to India's 438 on the second day of the opening Test in Hyderabad on Friday.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged three wickets and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha two to put their team in a strong position.
R Ashwin. Photo: AFP
Cheteshwar Pujara earlier scored an impressive 159 and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit 73 for India, while off-spinner Jeetan Patel bagged four wickets for New Zealand.
Scoreboard at stumps on the second day of the opening Test between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad on Friday:
India 1st innings (overnight 307-5):
G. Gambhir c van Wyk b Boult 22
V. Sehwag c Guptill b Bracewell 47
C. Pujara c Franklin b Patel 159
S. Tendulkar b Boult 19
V. Kohli c Guptill b Martin 58
S. Raina c van Wyk b Patel 3
MS Dhoni c Bracewell b Patel 73
R. Ashwin st van Wyk b Patel 37
Zaheer Khan c van Wyk b Boult 0
P. Ojha not out 4
U. Yadav run out 4
Extras (b6, lb4, w2) 12
Total (for all out; 134.3 overs) 438
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Gambhir), 2-77 (Sehwag), 3-125 (Tendulkar), 4-250 (Kohli), 5-260 (Raina), 6-387 (Pujara), 7-411 (Dhoni), 8-414 (Zaheer), 9-430 (Ashwin), 10-438 (Yadav).
Bowling: Martin 27-4-76-1 (w1), Boult 27-4-93-3, Bracewell 19.1-1-88-1, Franklin 13.2-0-40-0 (w1), Patel 41-9-100-4, Williamson 7-0-31-0.
New Zealand 1st innings:
B. McCullum c Kohli b Ojha 22
M. Guptill c Kohli b Ashwin 2
K. Williamson c Sehwag b Ojha 32
R. Taylor c Kohli b Ashwin 2
D. Flynn lbw b Ashwin 16
J. Franklin not out 31
K. van Wyk not out 0
Extras (lb1) 1
Total (for five wickets; 42 overs) 106
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (McCullum), 2-29 (Guptill), 3-35 (Taylor), 4-55 (Flynn), 5-99 (Williamson).
Bowling: Zaheer 5-1-20-0, Yadav 3-0-4-0, Ojha 15-4-35-2, Ashwin 14-3-30-3, Sehwag 2-0-4-0, Raina 2-0-6-0, Tendulkar 1-0-6-0.
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Steve Davis (AUS)
TV umpire: Vineet Kulkarni (IND)
Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)