Tom Southee claimed a fifer and openers Will Young and Tom Latham both scored half centuries to put New Zealand in a strong position at the end of Day 2 of the Kanpur Test against India on Friday.
Resuming at a overnight score of 258/4, Tim Southee struck early as Ravi Jadeja (50) inside edged a delivery onto the stumps without adding to his overnight score.
Shreyas Iyer reached his maiden test hundred by steering Kyle Jamieson past gully. He also became the 16th Indian to score a century at home on test debut.
However Tim Southee dismissed Wriddhiman Saha (1), centurion Shreyas (105) and Axar Patel (3) in quick succession to complete a deserved five wicket haul.
Ravichandran Ashwin scored a valuable 38 before being falling to Ajaz Patel. The New Zealand left arm spinner then trapped Ishant Sharma (0) leg before wicket as the hosts were bowled out for 345.
For the visitors, veteran Southee was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 5/69, while Jamieson claimed 3 wickets.
In response,New Zealand were 129 for no loss at stumps, with Young unbeaten on 75 and Latham on 50.
Stumps at the end of Day 2
India- 345 all out. (Shreyas Iyer 105, Tim Southee 5/69, Kyle Jamieson 3/91) vs New Zealand 129/0- (Tom Latham 50* and Will Young (75*) trailing by 216 runs.