A much better wicket than the one that one witnessed at Ahmedabad, though it must be said that there was not much bounce or sharp turn for the spinners.
Sreesanth bowled an outstanding opening spell, getting the ball to move both ways and snaring the dangerous McCullum with a ripper.
He was also unlucky when he had Guptill, but off a no-ball. Zaheer looked a tad below his best and so did the spinners.
MSD put down a tough chance to give Guptill another reprieve, this time of Bhajji.
Guptill and McIntosh have settled down well after a nervous start and taken NZ to 75/1 at lunch.
Do join us at 12:10 IST for the next session…