Rain made a big impact on the third day as India managed to knock out New Zealand in the first innings and enforce a follow on. Wet conditions though brought an end to the day's play by afternoon. (AFP images)
The Indians came out all guns blazing after a delayed star to the proceedings. Umesh Yadav struck early to send off Kruger van Wyk. New Zealand six men down.
The spinners soon took over and were as relentless as they were a day before Pragyan Ojha claimed the next wicket of the day - Doug Bracewell. MS Dhoni was swift behind the stumps.
James Franklin continued to resist the Indians from one end but it was for a losing cause as wickets continued to tumble at the other end.
Once Ahswin got his hands on the ball, it was all over. The spinner claimed the final three wickets to ensure that New Zealand were made to follow-on.
New Zealand first innings folded on 159. The Indian players looked mighty pleased with their effort.
Dhoni and his team took to the field once again and the skipper brought in spin early. It paid off as Ojha claimed the first New Zealand wicket in the second innings, that of Martin Guptill, to hint at an early end to the Test.
Losing a Test in three days was an embarrassment that the visitors here in Hyderabad were not going to face as heavy rain lashed the stadium. The umpires eventually had no other option but to call off the day's play with New Zealand on 41/1, trailing India by 238.