At the start of Day 4, India picked up from where it had left off. Bhajji hit a huge six of Vettori to move to 97 in the 138th over and a couple of overs later, reached his second century in Tests and his second consecutive one. Sreesanth was giving him good support as the two had notched up a lead for India of over a hundred runs.
Harbhajan couldn't be kept quiet. Again, he stepped down the track and punched speedster Tim Southee for a six over wide long-on to take India's score to 470. But a couple of runs later, the stand finally came to an end when Sreesanth was trapped by Vettori plumb in front. The bowler had picked up his fifth wicket of the innings, but more importantly, India had a handsome lead of 122 runs after the first innings.
In their second innings, the Kiwis got off to a brisk start with Tim McIntosh hitting Khan for two consecutive fours in the first over itself. Khan was perhaps a little unlucky that both shots came off edges. Sreesanth was in for similar treatment in his first over, when McCullum square drove him for a boundary. In the middle of the 9th over, Zaheer Khan left the field over what appeared to be an injury. Pragyan Ojha bowled the baby over and Harbhajan was introduced next.