New Zealand strengthened their position in the little play that was possible on the second day of the first cricket Test here, reaching 229/4 in their first innings in reply to Englands 58.
Kane Williamson shared the previous New Zealand record of 17 centuries with Ross Taylor and the late Martin Crowe.
England coach Trevor Bayliss said he was hurt by a scoreboard showing England all out for 58, inside the first session. In reply, New Zealand 175 for three at stumps are ahead by 117 runs.
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid turned the match with five wickets for 23 runs in a 41-ball burst.
Steve Smith said that he has been trying to incorporate some traits from the world's best batsmen into his game.
Colin Munro plundered the England attack at the top of the New Zealand innings, equalling the sixth-fastest half-century of all time in cricket's shortest form as he raced past 50 in just 18 deliveries.
Captain Kane Williamson silenced his critics with a half century as New Zealand defeated England by 12 runs in the fourth match of the T20 tri-series in Wellington on Tuesday
This win extends New Zealand's winning streak in all forms of the game to 12 matches, a record for the team, and means they are undefeated at home since March last year.
A withering spell by Trent Boult saw New Zealand destroy Pakistan by 183 runs in the third one-day international to comfortably wrap up the series in Dunedin on Saturday.
New Zealand are already 2-0 in the five-match series but Williamson is not completely happy, especially with the bowling to lower-order batsmen.
Kane Williamson scored a century and Tim Southee captured three wickets in a devastating spell to guide New Zealand to victory over Pakistan in a rain-shortened One Day International.
New Zealand cruised to a five-wicket win over the West Indies in the first one-day international on Wednesday as the tourists' batting line-up failed to perform
Neil Wagner claimed seven for 39 as the West Indies crumbled to be all out for 134 in a first innings that lasted a mere 45.4 overs.
In the ICC T20I Team Rankings, India have gained three points from the series but remain behind England on decimal points.
New Zealand lost both the ODI and T20I series by 2-1 margins.
Jasprit Bumrah starred with the ball, striking twice and bowling the all important penultimate over of the game. He ended with figures of two for nine in two overs.
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India aim to go for the kill against a gutsy New Zealand in the third T20 International despite weather threatening to play spoilsport.