The visitors will now look to capitalize on their win and aim to end their month-long tour to New Zealand on a high note.
After being asked to bat, New Zealand demolished the Indian bowling attack to post an imposing 212 for four in their allotted 20 overs.
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Shikhar Dhawan fell early in the India reply but Rohit Sharma (38) and, in particular, Vijay Shankar (43) kept the tourists up with the required rate.
In his short stay of 12 balls, Pant managed to score 28 runs but was dismissed off a full toss by debutant Tickner.
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Runs came thick and fast as skipper Kane Williamson contributed 27 and Colin de Grandhomme produced a crucial 30-run cameo off 16-balls.
The 1-2 series defeat was India's first T20I series loss after winning eight and drawing two.
It proved in vain though as Southee used all of his experience to see New Zealand through and by the time Dinesh Karthik (33no), who inexplicably turned down a single midway through the final over, hit the last ball over extra cover for six, India were beaten.More news: Anderson Silva, 43, impresses in unanimous decision loss to Israel Adesanya