Indian captain Rohit Sharma led the way as they levelled the Twenty20 series.
2nd T20I preview: A strong comeback will be expected from India after the hammering from New Zealand in the series-opener when the two teams square-up in the second T20 global at Eden Park here on Friday.
Rohit Sharma led the chase, scoring 50 off 29 balls and passing Martin Guptill to become the highest run scorer in global T20s, while Rishabh Pant finished it off, unbeaten on 40 off 28.
The Blackcaps were dominant with both bat and ball, setting India 220 to win before they managed to skittle them for 139 in the impressive victory that lays down a great marker for the remaining two matches and the key was a strong opening partnership which they often lacked in the ODIs. Vijay Shankar didn't last long but with just over 40 runs to cross the finishing line, the result of the match was more or less a foregone conclusion.
The New Zealand-India live streaming will take place on hotstar.com. The turning point of the innings was Hardik Pandya dismissing de Grandhomme and the home team never recovered from that blow.
Seifert top-scored with 84 runs taking the Kiwis to 219-6.
Krunal Pandya took three for 28 and Khaleel Ahmed finished with figures of two for 27 as the tourists prevented New Zealand from exploiting Eden Park's short boundaries.
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Krunal first got rid of Colin Munro before controversially getting rid of Daryl Mitchell, who called for the review after he was given out LBW.
Captain Kane Williamson could not be more happy with the showing in the first T20 but wants his team to fully focus on the job at hand.
At that stage, Colin de Grandhomme gave a glimpse of his power-hitting by smacking two sixes each of Yuzvendra Chahal and Krunal.
Taylor then departed on 42 after a good bit of fielding from Vijay Shankar, who managed to hit the stumps from the deep to send the in-form batsman back to the dugout.
Brief scores: New Zealand 158/8 in 20 overs (Colin de Grandhomme 50; Krunal Pandya 3-28) lost to India 162/3 in 18.5 overs (Rohit Sharma 50; Daryl Mitchell 1-15) by seven wickets.
The innings ended when Ahmed got rid of Tim Southee on the final ball of the 20th over.