The New Zealand A cricket side leads its Indian counterpart by 153 runs heading into the third day of their four match in Chennai.
New Zealand A started the second day on 270 for three but crashed to be all out for 315.
Amit Mishra, recently called up to India's Test side against Australia, took six wickets in the innings.
India will resume its second innings at 162 for three.
Sourav Ganguly scored 14.