Hobart: Australia bowled New Zealand out for 226 in their second innings to bring up lunch on the third day of the second test on Sunday and give themselves a victory target of 241. (Agencies)
Australian paceman Peter Siddle and James Pattinson bowled superbly to end up with three wickets each and help restrict the Blacks Caps to just 87 runs in the extended morning session.
New Zealand had resumed on 139 for three on a cool morning at Bellerive Oval looking to build a big lead with a first test victory on Australian soil since 1985 to level up the series a realistic target.
Australia struck early with Siddle removing Kane Williamson for 34 with the third ball of the day to break up the New Zealander's 66-run partnership with his skipper Ross Taylor.
Ricky Ponting, wearing a black armband in memory of his grandmother who died overnight, took the catch at slip after Williamson got a thick edge to the ball.
Taylor managed to accrue only the second half century of the match before departing for 56, finally tempted to attack a wide delivery from Pattinson with Michael Clarke taking the catch in the cordon.
Dean Brownlie, who made 56 in the first innings, had already taken one ball on the wrist when he backed up to a short delivery from Pattinson on 21 only for the ball to catch his glove with Brad Haddin snaring the catch behind the stumps.
Siddle next had Reece Young plumb lbw for nine before offspinner Nathan Lyon came in to mop up the tail with three wickets of his own.
Tim Southee, celebrating his 23rd birthday, slammed Lyon for a six and a four on consecutive balls before pushing his luck too far and holing out to Mike Hussey at long-on for 13.
Two balls later, Lyon bowled Doug Bracewell for four and Australia were allowed four extra overs to try and end the innings before the break.
Debutant paceman Trent Boult showed he might be a welcome addition to the New Zealand tail with 21 runs off 13 balls before the Lyon-Hussey combination ended the innings.
Hobart: Australia bowled New Zealand out for 226 in their second innings to bring up lunch on the third day of the second test on Sunday and give themselves a victory target of 241.