New Zealand will look to score around 450 runs in their first innings on Saturday and pick a few early wickets to put India under pressure in the second and final cricket Test, opener Martin Guptill said on Friday.

After scoring 328 for six on day one of the second Test match at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore, Guptill said his team would now look to exploit the conditions as the wicket had swing and seam on it.

Guptill said the wicket looked good and hoped the team would be able to continue the positive way of play next morning.

Guptill said New Zealand had always played positive cricket and luckily the plan worked out for the team which alleviated some of the pressure off the team. "We got enough boundaries initially that took load of us," he said.

On whether Indian bowling was below par as compared to Hyderabad Test, Guptill said the hosts are a good bowling side, but the bad balls which they bowled were punished and it put pressure on them.

Guptill said it was all about properly executing a shot against the spinners as each player scores differently.