The Black Caps have stunned hosts India by 47 runs in the opening match of the World Twenty20 tournament in Nagpur.
Batting first, the New Zealand cricketers made 126 for 7 on the slow and turning pitch.
Corey Anderson top-scored for the Black Caps with 34 runs and was backed up by 21 runs from Luke Ronchi and 18 from Mitchell Santner
As hosts and the current world number one side in the T20 format, the 127-run total appeared achievable for India - but they found themselves in trouble early when they lost four wickets within the first five overs.
When Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni were dismissed for 23 and 30 respectively, the side's chances of victory fell dramatically.
The match was all over by the 19th over when Adam Milne removed Ashish Nehra for a duck.
There's a minutes applause in Nagpur to remember Martin Crowe. BLACKCAPS wearing black armbands ^CE pic.twitter.com/wGKG7zpfRV— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 15, 2016
The spin-friendly pitch lived up to its expectations, with nine of the 10 wickets that New Zealand took coming from their spinners.
Mitchell Santner claimed four wickets in his spell for just 11 runs while Ish Sodhi picked up three and Nathan McCullum two.
Santner also picked up the man of the match for his batting and bowling display.
The Black Caps next match is against Australia on Friday night.