New Zealand put up a clinical effort to defeat India by 21 runs in the first T20I in Ranchi and went 1-0 up in the series.
With this win, the Blackcaps tasted their first victory on the tour and it was a comprehensive one.
Captain Mitchell Santner (4-1-11-2) lead his team from the front as the Men in Blue fell 21 runs short in the run chase of 178. Michael Bracewell (2/31) and Lockie Ferguson (2/33) also played their parts well as Indian batters kept losing their wickets.
Washington Sundar (50 off 28 and 2/22 with the ball from his 4 overs) was the biggest positive for the hosts in a game where top-order batters failed. The all-rounder played his part well both with the bat, ball and also in the field.
Suryakumar Yadav (47) was the second-highest scorer for the hosts but his departure proved fatal for the team.
Earlier in the day, an impressive cameo from Finn Allen and magnificient half-centuries from Daryl Mitchell and Devon Conway helped the visitors post a big total. Arshdeep Singh - who conceded 27 runs in the 20th over - was very expensive bowler from the Indian side. It was his final over which shifted the momentum in New Zealand's favour.