Blackcaps paceman Trent Boult has won the clash of the Kiwis against Mitch McClenaghan in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday.
Boult's Delhi Capitals claimed a 37-run victory over McClenaghan's Mumbai Indians in their IPL season-opener.
The Indians won the toss and sent the Capitals into bat, which turned out to be a bad decision, as Delhi finished their 20 overs on 213/6, thanks to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant's unbeaten 78 from 27 balls.
McClenaghan took half the wickets for Mumbai, finishing 3/40 from his four overs.
The Indians were then bowled out for 176, with McClenaghan chipping in 10 runs.
Boult struggled with the ball, finishing 1/42 for Delhi from his four overs.
Earlier, disgraced batsman David Warner scored 85 in his IPL comeback, but could not prevent Sunrisers Hyderabad losing their opening match by six wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders.
The former Australian vice-captain scored 85 off 53 balls to steer Sunrisers to a total of 181/3.
But the Knight Riders chased down the total with two balls remaining, thanks to Andre Russell's unbeaten 49 from 19 balls.
The match was Warner's first in the IPL since the ball-tampering scandal last year. His one-year ban from international ricked ends later this month.
Blackcaps captain Kane Williamson didn't take the field for Hyderabad, as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.