New Zealand defeated the West Indies by 81 runs to take the lead in the two-match Twenty20 International in Auckland on Saturday.
An unbeaten 85-run sixth-wicket stand between Brendon McCullum and Luke Ronchi paved the way for the victory.
New Zealand innings: 189/5 (20 Overs). Brendon McCullum 60 not out, Luke Ronchi 48 not out, Martin Guptill 25, Colin Munro 22; Tino Best 4-0-40-3, Nikita Miller 3-0-26-2, Dwayne Bravo 4-0-24-0, Samuel Badree 4-0-25-0.
West Indies innings: 108/8 (20 Overs). Andre Fletcher 23, Johnson Charles 16, Nikita Miller 15, Samuels Badree 14; Nathan McCullum 4-0-24-4, James Neesham 4-0-16-3, Adam Milne 4-0-15-1, Corey Anderson 4-0-15-0.