The Wellington cricketers trail by 24 runs with four wickets in hand at the end of the second day of their State Championship four-day match against Otago at the Basin Reserve.
Wellington are 246 for six in reply to the visitors' 270.
At Eden Park's outer oval Auckland lead Northern Districts by 91 runs with four wickets in hand at the end of day two.
The home side made 397 for six today in reply to Northern's 306.
Canterbury made it to 290 for four against Central Districts at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth before bad light ended play early on the first day.
Canterbury won the toss and chose to bat.