Meanwhile, New Zealand need a win to keep the series alive and could go in with two spinners by recalling Mitchell Santner to join Ish Sodhi. In the second match, Yadav again shone with the ball, scalping four wickets. What a comeback this has been from India as New Zealand were 191/4 at one stage.
In both games of the series, the Indian quicks have also made inroads into the New Zealand middle-order before the 10th over which allowed the spinners to dominate. While the first time, he missed out was 12 years ago when he was out of two ODIs against Ireland and South Africa in Belfast in 2007 due to viral fever.
New Zealand, on the other hand, looked out of sorts in their own backyard.
As has been the case in the earlier matches, the lack of application on the part of the top-order batsman left New Zealand in early trouble.
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India's batting too have complemented the bowlers, looking rock solid in both the games with Shikhar Dhawan's return to form lending the team the much-needed support at the top.
Pandya replaced MS Dhoni, who is suffering from a hamstring issue, in the playing XI for the third ODI against New Zealand on Monday.
Shami removed Colin Munro for seven, while Bhuvneshwar claimed the scalp of Martin Guptill for 13 runs.
Watch the third one-day global between New Zealand and India from 1.55am, Monday on Sky Sports Cricket. The second match saw nearly every top order batsman get a start but none of them could go on to convert that into a big score.