Opener Hamish Rutherford scored a blistering 62 off 35 to guide New Zealand to 201 for 4 against England in the first Twenty20 match at The Oval.
Debutant Boyd Rankin sent back opener James Franklin for a duck off his fourth delivery.
Skipper Brendon McCullum smashed 68 off 48 deliveries and struck seven boundaries and two huge sixes in his knock.
Alex Hales (39 off 29) gave a solid start to England. He stitched 50-run stand for the opening wicket with Michael Lumb.
Mitchell McClenaghan exults after removing the well-settled Luke Wright.
Luke Wright scored 52 off 34 balls before being dismissed by Mitchell McClenaghan.