India is 3-146 at stumps on Day 2 of the World Test Championship Final against New Zealand at Southampton.
After Day 1 was washed out, Kiwis captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first in overcast conditions.
Indian openers Rohit Sharma (34) and Shubman Gill (28) were dismissed in quick succession after combining for a 62-run stand.
Cheteshwar Pujara then fell for eight to leave India wobbling at 3-88, before captain Virat Kohli (44 not out) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (29 not out) steadied the ship with a patient 58-run partnership.
Pace trio Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner all picked up one wicket each for the Black Caps.
Bad light prematurely ended Day 2 after tea with 33.2 overs remaining.