New Zealand thrashed India by 80 runs in Wellington to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match Twenty20 International series.
After being asked to bat, the Black Caps posted 219-6 in their allotted 20 overs, with Tim Seifert hitting 84 off 43 balls.
In reply, India were dismissed for 139 in 19.2 overs as Time Southee claimed three wickets (3-17).
MS Dhoni (39 off 31 balls) played his part but wickets kept falling at the other end.
The next game will be played in Auckland on Friday.
India had earlier clinched a 4-1 win in the five-match One Day International series.