New Zealand overcame the early loss of opener Brendon McCullum to settle into a healthy position of 258/4 at stumps on day one.
Tim McIntosh's ton of 102 from 254 balls coupled with Martin Guptill's 85 gave New Zealand the honors in the second Test against India in Hyderabad. However, McIntosh lost his wicket shortly after getting his ton, with just 10 balls remaining in the day. Zaheer Khan got the centurion with the new ball as McIntosh played on to his stumps.
Jesse Ryder (batting on 22) and Gareth Hopkins, who has yet to score, will resume on day two. McIntosh and Martin Guptill, who made 85, put on 147 for the second wicket, after Daniel Vettori had won the toss and opted to bat.
Brendon McCullum opened the scoring with a boundary in the second over off Sreesanth, but the pacer got his revenge in his next over when McCullum fell to a straight delivery and was caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Guptill was twice lucky. In the eight over, Sreesanth caught and bowled him only for the umpire to call it a 'no ball'. Guptill was then dropped by Dhoni off Harbhajan Singh in the 11th over.
The mistake proved to be costly as Guptill associated with McIntosh for a 147-run partnership for the second wicket. Guptill was more on the offence, getting to his 50 shortly after lunch. McIntosh took a cautious approach, reaching his 50 in 134 deliveries. The partnership was broken a few overs before tea when Guptill fell leg before to Pragyan Ojha. Ross Taylor made 24 before he became Zaheer Kahn's first victim, caught by Dhoni.