For the second time in the series, MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first at the Seddon Park. Mohammad Shami (3/55) struck first up, removing Jesse Ryder who blasted 20 off just 11 balls. Martin Guptill (44) continued to score from the other end alongside Kane Williamson (77). The duo added 89 runs, before part-timer Raina got rid of Guptill with a top-edged shot. Williamson, who cruised to his 2nd consecutive fifty, looked in sublime touch with 5 fours and a six. Ross Taylor slammed a 56-ball 57, setting up New Zealand for a big 1st innings score.