India 366 all out (Shikar Dhawan 155, Virat Kohli 67, MS Dhoni 35, Neil Wagner 4-62, Trent Boult 3-86, Tim Southee 3-81) and 202 all out lost to the BLACKCAPS 105 all out and 502 all out by 40 runs.
The Eden Park crowd spent more time on the edge of their seat than not as India made steady progress toward their huge target, before the BLACKCAPS struck back with the new ball to wrap up a win by 40 runs.
Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner started the day brightly, the trio able to extract bounce and some sideways movement from the day four pitch in bright sunshine. Shikar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara resumed for India and found scoring difficult as the BLACKCAPS bowlers kept tight lines to attacking fields.
After one or two close lbw shouts Southee made the breakthrough when Pujara edged him to BJ Watling. That brought Virat Kohli to the wicket, who set about building a formidable partnership with Dhawan. They weathered the initial storm from the attack, then started to get on top. They worked away at the BLACKCAPS lead, going to the break with both Kohli and Dhawan looking well set, and needing 226 for the win.
Dhawan was brutal on Ish Sodhi immediately after lunch, bringing up 200 for India with a six over cow corner, then his own hundred with a cut through the covers. Wagner replaced him at the southern end and immediately got the big wicket of Kohli, who swiped at a wide one and edged it through to Watling to be on his way for 67.
It was Wagner who broke through in the 75th over, getting a ball to rise sharply on Dhawan, catching the bat on the way though to Watling to his delight. That brought two new-ish batsmen together with the new ball impending and started a decisive period of the match.
Boult struck on his first crack with the new ball, trapping Ajinkya Rahane lbw for 19, even though hotspot showed he got bat on it. The players left the field for tea an hour later applauding Wagner for his efforts.
With the first after tea, Southee removed Rohit Sharma for 19, stabbing at it outside off and edging through to Watling.
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja came together with 137 needed to win, and showed no fear in the chase, counter-attacking and striking boundaries, costing local fans a fair few fingernails in the process.
With 83 needed, Jadeja hit Boult to long on where Sodhi cooly took the catch - Zaheer Khan put together a further partnership with Dhoni to creep closer to their target, but Wagner stepped up again and had Zaheer edging to Ross Taylor at first slip to reduce India to eight wickets down.
Dhoni started turning down singles but was undone on 35, playing on from Wagner again, his fourth wicket of the innings and eighth of the match. With Ishant and Mohammed Shami at the crease the end was in sight but no-one moved a muscle until Boult had Ishant edging to Watling for his ninth catch, a New Zealand record, and securing the win by 40 runs.
The BLACKCAPS go to Wellington with a 1-0 lead in the series. This Test started with a dominant innings lead based on the skipper's 224, then twisted and turned like a ropy extension lead on days three and four. The two team's momentum switched session by session then hour by hour - buckle up for more at the Basin.
Day three: India 87-1 (Shikar Dhawan 49) and 202 (Rohit Sharma 72, Trent Boult 3-38, Tim Southee 3-38, Neil Wagner 4-64) trail BLACKCAPS 105 (Ross Taylor 41, Ishant Sharma 3-28, Mohammed Shami 3-37) and 503 by 319 runs
India were left chasing 320 to win the first ANZ Test after a scintillating day three where 17 wickets tumbled. The BLACKCAPS firstly skittled India for 202 before crumbling to be all out for 105, leaving India to score 407 for victory.
The BLACKCAPS seam attack made the most of bowler friendly conditions at the start of day three. Movement from the pitch made life difficult for the Indian batsmen as Tim Southee, then Trent Boult and Neil Wagner got amongst the wickets.
First Ajinkya Rahane edged Southee to Ross Taylor at second slip for 26 before Boult bowled Rohit Sharma for 72. Wagner claimed the big wicket of MS Dhoni for 10, caught behind by BJ Watling to expose the tail, and from there, it was one way traffic.
India lost their last four wickets for 35 runs, with Wagner working up extreme pace to finish the innings with 4-63.
With a lead of 301 the talk at the break was of follow-ons, but Hamish Rutherford and Peter Fulton emerged to add to the BLACKCAPS' lead. Both openers were soon on their way back - Rutherford for a duck, lbw to Mohammed Shami, and Fulton not long after for five, caught driving the same bowler to cover.
Kane Williamson played an uncharacteristic shot, popping Zaheer Khan into the on-side to be caught by Ravindra Jadeja for three. Brendon McCullum was dropped on the second ball he faced, and did not last much longer, run out going for a tight second run on the last ball before lunch.
Corey Anderson was bowled by Shami for two before Watling and Taylor established the first real partnership of the innings.
Taylor survived a number of edges that didn't carry to the slip fieldsmen and pushed on, happy to take on any short pitched bowling that came his way. He made 41 before being caught by a blinder by Ajinkya Rahane in the gully after taking the BLACKCAPS lead past 350.
Southee was entertaining for his 14, but was caught meekly at mid-wicket from Jadeja. Wagner and Boult took the total past the 100 mark with some late resistance to set India a chase of 407 to win.
India made good inroads into that chase, which would be a record at Eden Park if achieved, as they reached 87-1 at stumps.
Day two: BLACKCAPS 503 all out (Brendon McCullum 224, Corey Anderson 77, Ishant Sharma 6-134) lead India 130-4 (Rohit Sharma 67*, Murali Vijay 26, Trent Boult 2-20) by 373 runs