McCullum, who is suffering from back spasms didn't look any better than yesterday as he came out to bat. A streaky boundary past a diving Virender Sehwag at gully got him a boundary.
The bowler Ishant, however had the last laugh when he hit one back of length and cramped McCullum who went for another cut shot only to edge it to Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind stumps.
McKay hit a boundary but didn't last long enough as Ishant got his fourth victim castling the New Zealand No. 10.
Tim Southee, who was playing patiently till then decided to throw caution to the wind as he launched into Harbhajan Singh hitting him for a couple of big sixes and a boundary in one particular over.
He first hit Harbhajan over long-on and then a slog sweep that went to the mid-wicket boundary followed by another mighty heave over deep mid-wicket.
The New Zealand pacer hit the third six off the innings when he cleared the long-on boundary off Ojha's bowling.
However, he perished trying to repeat the shot off the left-arm spinner who got his third scalp with Virender Sehwag holding onto a skier at mid-on.
Image: India's Ishant Sharma bowls during the second day of their last cricket test match against New Zealand, in Nagpur, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010.