Chasing the first innings total of 279 by New Zealand, India made 278 for the loss of 4 wickets at close of play on the second day.
Gambhir and Dravid contributed 72 and 66 runs respectively.
Sehwag was run out for 24 while VVS Laxman chipped in with 30 runs.
Tendulkar (70) and Yuvraj Singh (8) remained unbeaten at the crease. CS Martin took 2 wickets for 53 runs.