After a resolute Santner and aggressive Ronchi kept the hosts at bay for the majority of the morning session, Mohammad Shami got in to the act using the old ball to reverse and took two quick wickets to leave New Zealand staring down the barrel on 205 for seven at lunch.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja did get appreciable turn and bounce from the Green Park strip but failed to get any breakthrough early. Similar to the first innings, Ronchi used his feet to great effect. He rocked back early to the deliveries which were marginally short and came forward without much apprehension to the ones tossed up. But a lapse in concentration right after drinks break led to Ronchi’s dismissal after he had scored 80 off 120 balls with the help of nine fours and a six. He went for a slog sweep to a flatter delivery from Jadeja and playing against the turn, managed a leading edge to point.