glorious shot from Oram to finish things off for New Zealand, gets under a length ball from Yusuf, and clears the cover boundary with ease, that was all timing
It was comfortable for New Zealand in the end. McCullum batted through, playing a sensible hand, without going for the big shot too early in his innings. He was helped by a solid show from the rest of the batsmen, as partnerships of 54, 50 and 60 show.
162 was always going to be hard to defend especially given the size of the ground. India's frontline bowlers did a decent job but the back-up wasn't quite up to the mark - the seven overs of Irfan, Yusuf and Yuvraj went for 92 runs.
At the presentation ceremony, Dhoni says he wants the batsman to take more responsibility, and that it was a learning experience for the team. "Happy with the way the bowlers bowled as it was a placid track, especially Harbhajan who is coming off a long break, " Dhoni said.
Vettori also praises his bowlers' performance for keeping India down to 162, and is also pleased with the way Brendon McCullum managed the chase.
McCullum is the Man of the Match. He calls his innings 'ugly' and says he never really got used to the pace of the track. He says he was lucky Guptill, Taylor and Oram scored at a quick pace.
That's it from us for the first Twenty20, join us on Friday for the second game. Don't forget to tweak your Fantasy teams for that.
This is Siddarth Ravindran signing off, Binoy George was your scorer.
backs away and carves it through the covers
uses his feet, gets a bottom-edge and Dhoni has to dive to his right to collect that one
this time it's an inside-edge towards square leg, batsmen run hard to take two
he gets a warm welcome from McCullum, down the track and launches that over long-on for a huge six, brings up his half-century as well
Who will Dhoni turn to for his final two overs? His three main bowlers - Zaheer, Ishant, and Harbhajan - have finished. Yusuf is given the ball
back of a length, on middle and off, McCullum backs away and pokes it towards cover, gets a single
yorker outside off, dug out towards point, single
14 off 14 now
similar shot from Oram, gets hold of it this time, and the ball flies wide of long-on, one bounce and into the boundary
Oram tries to swipe it through midwicket, gets beaten, there's been a few of those from the New Zealand batsmen this innings
slower ball from Ishant, Oram waits on it and plays it uppishly over cover after clearing the front leg, the placement is fantastic, bisects the two fielders at the boundary
22 needed from 17 now
McCullum opens the face and steers it wide of third man, the batsmen get two, then there's an overthrow, giving New Zealand an extra run, not often that there are threes taken on this ground
Ishant bowling his final over
that was quick from Harbhajan, 109kmph, full and on offstump, tapped back to the bowler by Oram, good over from Harbhajan
full and outside off, Oram goes for the cover drive but gets the toe end of the bat and the ball dribbles to the offside
works a full ball on legstump wide of the fielder at midwicket, gives time for the batsmen to take two
Oram says he's had enough of the singles and tries to loft Harbhajan over the sightscreen, he's beaten
pushed towards long-on this time, another single
gives himself room to work the ball towards extra cover
That's the 22nd six in the game, the previous record was 20
lovely shot from Oram to end the over, he lofts Irfan dead straight down the ground, it crashes into the advertising hoarding
driven to deep midwicket, batsmen think about taking two but settle for one
looks to play a cheeky paddle-sweep, is beaten again