The Blackcaps' first test victory over the West Indies has propelled several players up the ICC test rankings.
Skipper Kane Williamson's career-best 251 has seen him jump Australia's Marnus Labuschangne, joining Indian great Virat Kohli in second spot in the batting ranks.
The pair trail former Australian skipper Steve Smith by some margin, although Williamson has a chance to secure second by himself in the coming weeks, with Kohli set to miss three of the four tests against Australia.
Blackcaps opener Tom Latham is up several spots to 10th - the left-handers career-high ranking - following a well-compiled 86 on New Zealand's only turn at bat in Hamilton.
Veteran Ross Taylor holds firm in 15th, while Henry Nicholls has dropped to 21st.
In the bowling ranks, combative Neil Wagner is up to second, jumping England quick Stuart Broad, with Aussie speedster Patrick Cummins holding down top spot.
Tim Southee stays in fourth spot, although Trent Boult dropped two spots to 12th, after taking just two wickets against the West Indies.
Three-test Blackcap Kyle Jamieson has jumped to 14th in the all-rounder rankings, after several impressive performances with both bat and ball.