At the close of play on the third day, New Zealand were 232/9, a lead of 244. R Aswhin took five wickets to put India in a position to make a clean sweep of the two-Test series.
When asked whether the match was tilted in India's favour, Kohli said: "Well we'd like to think so. The morning session was really nice for them. But now that we look back after taking nine wickets, it played in our favour, because there's still two more days to go. And tomorrow if we take an early wicket, we have a lot of time to chase down that score."
On being queried whether 250 would be a tricky target, the centurion said: "That's what I said time does to you. When you have a lot of time you don't have to think about the target, you just play normal cricket. I don't think the wicket is doing so much that we have to be worried about the target that's been set. If we think to bat 3-4 sessions, we should be in a good position to win the match."
Earlier in the day, Kohli, resuming from 93 overnight, completed his century.
The right-hander felt wicket was still good for batting barring the first session in the morning.
"No, like I said, the wicket doesn't have that much. Their seam bowlers bowled well in the morning. I think the morning freshness of the wicket that stays for about an hour is the only factor, and they used that well. Apart from that if we apply ourselves, I think we'll be in a good position."