After Sehwag's departure, Gambhir looked even more fluent with his drives while Dravid quietly settled down. Gambhir completed his 13th half century hitting Vettori over deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
Just when he looked like getting set for his 10th century in Test cricket, he needlessly flashed a Southee delivery to be caught by Ross Taylor at gully ending a fruitful 79-run second wicket stand.
Dravid's was a more gritty effort waiting for the loose deliveries. He took his own time to settle down but none of the New Zealand pace trio of Martin, Southee and McKay was able to bother him.
Image: India's Gautam Gambhir runs after playing a shot during the second day of the third and final cricket test match against New Zealand, in Nagpur, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010.