Centuries by Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum helped New Zealand take control on day one of the first Test against India at Auckland on Thursday.
The Kiwis were 329 for 4 at stumps with McCullum unbeaten on 143 and Corey Anderson on 43.
Williamson and McCullum engineered a crucial fightback for New Zealand after a disastrous start to their first innings.
New Zealand were in serious trouble at 30 for 3, before Williamson and McCullum added 221 runs between them for the fourth wicket to put the hosts firmly in command.
Moreover, Kiwis' cause was helped by four dropped catches and inconsistent bowling by India.