Blackcaps bowler Trent Boult played a starring role as his Mumbai Indians have beaten the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Boult was the chief destroyer picking up three wickets from his 3.4 overs and going for just 28 runs to see his side grab their second win from three games.
Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first and he and fellow opener Quinton de Kock (40 off 39 balls) got off to a flyer as they put on 55 for the first wicket in just 6.3 overs.
Hyderabad - who Blackcaps captain Kane Williamson plays for but has yet to make an appearance - grabbed a double breakthrough from Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2/29) and Vijay Shankar (2/19) to stall the Indians innings.
Powerful West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard (35 off 22) saw Boult's side through to a competitive 150 from their 20 overs.
In reply, Australian batsman David Warner (36 off 34 balls) and English opener Jonny Bairstow (43 off 22) looked like they had Hydrabad on track for their first win of the season.
They put on 67 for the first wicket before a mini-collapse saw Williamson's side lose four wickets for 37 runs.
Shankar (28 off 25) came in to steady the ship before Boult stepped up at the death to remove the tail.
In the 18th over, Boult was involved in the run out to dismiss Abdul Samad before trapping Rashid Khan leg before wicket to have his side in control.
The Kiwi quick was tasked with bowling the final over where Hyderabad needed 16 runs for victory but Boult was too clinical.
He claimed a wicket off his opening ball of the over to put him on a hattrick before wrapping up the contest with two balls to spare to see his side move back to the top of the table.
Fellow Kiwi Adam Milne had an uneventful night for Mumbai as he went wicketless from his three overs in his first IPL appearance of the season.
Mumbai also have Kiwi Jimmy Neesham in their squad but he has yet to see any playing time this campaign.