Brendon McCullum stands on the verge of New Zealand Cricket history this morning.
The Black Caps skipper is 19 runs away from becoming the first New Zealander to score a triple century in Tests, heading into the final day of the series against India.
McCullum resumes on 281, and New Zealand 571 for 6, a lead of 325 runs in the second Test at the Basin reserve.
After battling for nearly two days at the crease, McCullum's shattered.
"The last probably hour was a a bit of a daze in all honestly I was just trying to get through and thankfully Neesh was playing some shots and ticking the scoreboard over because I was just hanging in there if I'm brutally honest."
McCullum says they are now in a situation where they can either choose to try to win or draw the match.
"We're obviously 1-0 up in the series and we've worked really hard to get back into this contest so that's one of the decisions we have to look at and whether we look to try and push on for a test win or we look to consolidate the lead that we've got, knowing how far out of the game we were, so they're the decisions we've got to mull over."
McCullum shared in a world record stand of 352 for the sixth wicket with BJ Watling who scored 124.
He says Watling's pivotal innings is testament to his character.
"Everyone knows how much of a scrapper he is and how hard a worker he is and that real resilient streak about him and especially coming off a duck as well, to stand up and do what he did in this test match and bat as long as what he did, pick up some accolades along the way as well.
"Dream the dreams and you don't always live them and today I thought BJ and myself were able to put ourselves in a really strong position and obviously the way Neesh came in as well and created that partnership, at the end of the day we're incredibly pleased with where we're at. We've got some decisions to make overnight."
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan says they had no answers.
"We bowled in the right areas and we were patient enough but they didn't give any chances and once the batsmen scored big runs then it gets easier for the batsmen to score more runs and they applied themselves very nicely."
He says they've lost their momentum.
"First two days we dominated the match and today it was a totally different day. We came with the mindset that we were going to get them all out and bat, but it didn't go our way and we have to take it in our stride."Jimmy Neesham resumes on 67 alongside McCullum this morning.