India were 159/1 in their second innings on day three of the first cricket Test against New Zealand here on Saturday.

The hosts, who had taken a first-innings lead of 56 runs after bowling out New Zealand for 262, were ahead by 215 runs when the stumps were drawn at Green Park.

Brief scores:

India 318 and 159/1 in 47 overs (Murali Vijay 64 batting, Cheteshwar Pujara 50 batting)

New Zealand: 262 all out in 95.5 overs (Kane Williamson 75, Tom Latham 58; Ravindra Jadeja 5/73, Ravichandran Ashwin 4/93)