Shreyas Iyer finishes it off in style. He remains unbeaten on 29-ball 58 as India take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
Despite losing quick wickets, India manage to surpass the 150 mark in the 15th over.
Shivam Dube departed after playing a short cameo as New Zealand try to make a comeback in the contest
Martin Guptill took an absolute ripper to send back Indian skipper Virat Kohli for 45.
KL Rahul departs after playing a brilliant knock of a 27-ball 56 as Ish Sodhi provides a vital breakthrough for the Kiwis.
After 10 overs, India are 115/2.
KL Rahul registered his 10th half-century in the shortest format with a monster as India crossed the three-figure mark.
After 9 overs, India are 107/1
Skipper Virat Kohli takes the attack to the spinners as India look to reduce their deficit.
India are 77/1 after 7 overs.
Skipper Virat Kohli and KL Rahul look to make amends after the early dismissal of Rohit Sharma. After five overs India are 57-1.
Rohit Sharma's stay at the crease was cut short by Mitchell Santner. He went back for 7.
Openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul come out to the middle as India begin their stiff run chase of 204. Tim Southee starts off the proceedings for the Kiwis.
RossTaylor scored a blistering unbeaten 27-ball 54 as the Kiwis set up India a stiff target of 204.
Jasprit Bumrah joined the party and picked up his first wicket by getting rid of Tim Seifert
Skipper Kane Williamson departed after scoring a quickfire 26-ball 51.
After 17 overs, New Zealand are 178/4.
Skipper Kane Williamson and veteran Ross Taylor rebuild for the Kiwis as the hosts eye a big score in Auckland.
After 15 overs New Zealand are 143/3.
Ravindra Jadeja picked up the big wicket of power-hitter Colin de Grandhomme for a duck.
India get the much-needed wicket of Colin Munro who was scalped by Shardul Thakur for a brilliant 42-ball 59
India look to pull things back as New Zealand eye a mammoth total at the halfway mark.
After 10 overs, New Zealand are 101-1
India hunt for quick wickets as Kiwis dominate in the powerplay. Guptill and Munro are toying around with the Indian bowlers in what looks like a promising run fest.
After 6.0 overs, New Zealand are 68-0
Munro continues to pile pressure on the Indian bowlers as New Zealand reach 50 runs in five overs.
After 5 overs, New Zealand are 52-0
Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are taking on the Indian bowlers, sparing not even the feared Jasprit Bumrah as they race to 44 runs in just 4 overs.
After 4 overs, New Zealand are 44-0
India will be hoping to break their T20I jinx against New Zealand when the two teams lock horns at the Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. Virat Kohli will be all geared up to take on New Zealand after a morale-boosting ODI series win against five-time world champions Australia recently. The two teams will be locking horns for the first time since that heart-breaking World Cup 2019 semi-final loss at Manchester last year. It was also the last time that MS Dhoni was seen in Indian colours as he has been on a sabbatical break since then.
Meanwhile, Indians skipper Virat Kohli went on to say that the Men In Blue are not looking to seek vengeance for that bitter loss and called the Kiwi players as nice people. Kohli is also on the cusp of breaking a couple of records in the five-match T20I series.
The Virat Kohli-led side will be touring New Zealand where they are scheduled to play five T20Is, three ODIs and two Test matches between January 24 to March 4, 2020. The two-match Test series will also be a part of the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 where India is currently on top of the points table. However, it will be interesting to see whether Kohli & Co. can emulate their Test greatness overseas.
The Men In Blue will also be eyeing their maiden T20I series win in New Zealand. Even though India have beaten New Zealand in both Test and ODI series, the Black Caps have managed to get the better of them in the shortest format of the game. India failed to register T20I series wins over New Zealand during their previous visits in 2009 and 2019 respectively and therefore, they would be hoping to turn the tables on the hosts this time around.