Dawid Malan has struck a maiden century from 48 balls in a record partnership with Eion Morgan to propel England to a 76-run win over New Zealand in their fourth Twenty20 cricket international.
The powerhouse win levels the five-match series 2-2.
Malan's unbeaten century was the fastest by an Englishman in a T20 international, beating by 12 balls Alex Hales' record of 60 deliveries and lifting England to 3-241, their highest score in the format.
New Zealand, never in the match, were dismissed for 165 in the 17th over.
Morgan was out in the last over for 91, ending a 182-run partnership which was the highest by an England pair in T20s and the fourth highest of all-time.
Malan finished 103 not out. The left-hander now has a century and five half centuries from nine international innings and an average of 57.25.
Impressive display of power hitting from @englandcricket! Malan finished 103* while Morgan was dismissed in the final over for 91 🏏 Great to see the McLean Park crowd show their appreciation for the batting effort...#NZvENG #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/ZMwpAKk2r6— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 8, 2019
Just woke up and seen the cricket score take a bow (Yorkshire’s) Dawid Malan 👏— Thomas Stirk (@TomStirk1992) November 8, 2019
Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan defined cricketing carnage in an astonishing fashion.— Manish Mrigam (@ManishMrigam) November 8, 2019
The Napier crowd has witnessed some of the finest stroke-making arts by the English duo.#NZvENG
Dawid Malan often struggles to get a white ball game for England.— Simon Mann (@Cricket_Mann) November 8, 2019
But in 9 T20s he’s scored 458 runs, passed fifty six times and has a strike rate of 150+.
Malan said Morgan launched the England attack "and I sort of jumped in his slipstream".
"I got to about 80 and I thought these boundaries are so small I may as well have a crack.
"The intent (Morgan) showed from ball one took the pressure off me especially early on in my innings."
Tom Banton opened briskly for England, hitting 31 from 20 balls after Black Caps stand-in captain Tim Southee made the inexplicable decision to bowl on the best batting wicket in New Zealand.
Malan came to the crease and immediately dominated following the dismissal of Jonny Bairstow (8) in the fourth over.
He reached his half century from 31 balls, just ahead of Morgan who posted his 11th T20 50 from only 21 deliveries.
However Malan provided the inexorable thrust, posting a second half century from 17 deliveries and reaching a century which included nine fours and six sixes.
The pair smacked 76 runs from the 10th to the 14th overs, achieving an almost unstoppable momentum.
They then helped England add 85 in the last five overs with only left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner (2-32) emerging with any credit.
Martin Guptill and Colin Munro gave New Zealand's run chase early pace, raising a half century partnership in 4.1 overs.
But Guptill, having reached 27 from 14 balls, thrashed a delivery from Tom Curran into the leg side and found the only man within 50 meters - Malan.
The series' final match is at Auckland on Sunday.