New Zealand have as good a chance as India to win the second Test given their array of fast bowlers who will have a major say in the outcome, according to Kiwi team's assistant and bowling coach Bob Carter.

At a media conference here after third day's play, Carter said he was not sure whether the Kiwis, ahead by 244 runs with a wicket in hand, have sufficient runs on the board, but his bowlers can turn the game around.

"We won't know until we get on to the field. We have three young bowlers who are raring to go. We are going to go out there and looking to a fresh guard. We are going to look to make the ball swing and get into a good enough position to press for a win," said Carter.

"I really thought it was a wonderful performance. In this Test after being selected, he really paid back the selectors and I think he really bowled very well to the overnight batsmen on Sunday.

He had a word of praise for the pitch, saying: "We saw a very good pitch. If we hit the pitch hard, you can get the ball to carry. When Southee was bowling, he got some balls to lift and carry while some balls kept low. So hoping that as the Test match progresses, the pitch deteriorates as a normal wicket should do."