After loosing back to back 5 matches in T-20 series, the black caps came started their campaign on a positive note by beating India in Hamilton. New Zealand chased the mammoth score of 347 with 2 overs to spare.
New Zealand most senior batsman Ross Taylor hit his 21st ODI hundred while Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham smashed aggressive half-centuries. This was Kiwi's second-highest successful run chase in ODIs. In 2007, they had chased down 350 against Australia.