India were batting on 18/0 at the end of Day 3 of the third Test match of the series in Indore on Monday.
New Zealand failed to make the most of a strong start as they were dismissed for 299 to concede a 276-run first innings deficit to India on the third evening of the third and final test on Monday.
Resuming on 28 without loss in reply to India’s 557-5 declared, New Zealand responded positively with Martin Guptill (72) and Tom Latham (53) featuring in the first century opening stand of the series.
Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (6-81) wrecked the tourists in the second session when five wickets fell before Jimmy Neesham (71) cobbled together fifty partnerships with BJ Watling (23) and Mitchell Santner (22) to push New Zealand near the 300-mark.
India: G Gambhir, M Vijay, C Pujara, V Kohli, A Rahane, RG Sharma, R Ashwin, W Saha, R Jadeja, M Shami, U Yadav
New Zealand: Guptill, Latham, Williamson, Taylor, Ronchi, Neesham, Watling, Santner, Patel, Henry, Boult