At stumps on the fourth day of the second test between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad, the Kiwis lead India by 115 runs, thanks to a brilliant unbeaten 124 by Berndon McCullum.
The situation had looked rather uphill for New Zealand after India led by Harbajhan Singh's second century in as many matches, put up 472 on the scoreboard before they were bowled out.
McCullum's unbeaten stance and his partnership with Tim McIntosh (49) led the Kiwi comeback, with the 125-run association shadowing India's 122-run lead.
The Kiwis didn't waste time as they wiped out India's lead in as little as 35 overs. McCullum tormented the Indian bowling attack which was devoid of paceman Zaheer Khan who left during the game with abdominal discomfort. He smashed the Indian spinners all over the park with 11 boundaries, including three sixes.
However, India made a comeback in a long final session, grabbing three wickets. McIntosh was first to fall after the umpire decided that he had edged a delivery to slip when he had barely touched it. Guptill (18), Taylor (7) and Ryder (20) soon followed to balls from Ojha, Sreesanth and Raina respectively.
The Kiwis will start day 5 with McCullum and Kane Williamson (12*) at the crease.
Earlier, India had mounted a last wicket partnership between Sreesanth and Harbhajan adding 105 runs to give India the 115-run lead. However, Vettori got Sreesanth leg before wicket (lbw) to complete his five-wicket haul.