BANGALORE: India captured four wickets in the afternoon session to put New Zealand under pressure on the third day of the second and final Test in Bangalore on Sunday.
The tourists were 123-4 in their second innings at tea for an overall lead of 135 runs, with Daniel Flynn unbeaten on 25 and James Franklin on 11 not out.
New Zealand paceman Tim Southee earlier grabbed a maiden seven-wicket haul as India were bowled out for 353 in their first innings in the morning in reply to the tourists' 365.
The 23-year-old finished with 7-64, the best by a New Zealander in a Test innings in India.
New Zealand faltered in the afternoon against India's pace-spin combination, with paceman Umesh Yadav taking two wickets and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha each taking one.