Virat Kohli moved past Ricky Ponting with his 31st one-day international hundred but Tom Latham and Ross Taylor stole the headlines to give New Zealand a six-wicket win over India in Mumbai.
India skipper Kohli marked his 200th ODI appearance with a typically classy display, making 121 off 125 balls to lead his country to 280-8 in humid conditions that favoured the batsmen.
Sachin Tendulkar is now the only player to have scored more tons in the 50-over format than the 28-year-old, though he took 463 matches to reach three figures 49 times.
However, Latham (103 not out) and Taylor (95) mounted a formidable 200-run fourth-wicket partnership – the highest union in an ODI at Wankhede Stadium – that meant Kohli's efforts were in vain as the Black Caps took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Rohit Sharma (20) and Shikhar Dhawan (9) reunited to open for India but both fell to paceman Trent Boult (4-35) as the hosts made a shaky start.
Kohli consequently took it upon himself to anchor the innings, easing in before sending Colin de Grandhomme – who struggled with illness and vomited on the field – to the boundary on successive balls.
De Grandhomme would have had his revenge had Mitchell Santner not let Kohli's drive break through his grasp at cover on 29, and the India skipper made the most of that reprieve.
He displayed great fitness to keep the scoreboard ticking over and was visibly fatigued when lifting his bat as another well-judged single completed the century, but after a monstrous six off Tim Southee (3-73) he ballooned the next delivery to Boult at long-on.
No.31 for Virat Kohli.What unbelievable consistency. Only 200 matches thus far, sky is the limit for what he will achieve in next 9-10 yrs— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 22, 2017
Kohli's exertions made him a late arrival for New Zealand's innings, with Martin Guptill – who survived an lbw call after a review on 22 – and Colin Munro making a strong start to the chase.
Guptill (32) was unable to power the Black Caps on after the losses of Munro (28) and captain Kane Williamson (6), but Taylor and Latham proved exceptionally resilient to take them from 80-3 to glory.
Kohli missed a chance to run out Taylor after he reacted late to Latham's attempt to steal a single, but there was no miscommunication as the latter brought up his fourth ODI ton by nipping to the non-striker's end.
Latham's attention then turned to getting Taylor a century, but with one run needed for the win his wide half-volley off Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1-56) was taken low by Yuzvendra Chahal.
However, Henry Nicholls fired a four to the deep square leg boundary first ball to get the job done.
|Sevilla don´t fear Messi or Barca – Kjaer|
|Conte, Zidane and the AC Milan contenders clouding Gattuso´s future|
|Koepka in control in South Korea, on track to become world number one|
|Dovizioso grabs pole at Motegi, Marquez sixth|
|Langer backs Marsh for ODI squad|
|Butler turns boos to MVP chants in Timberwolves´ first win|
|Brewers force game seven against Dodgers in NLCS|
|Guardiola admits Hart decision may have been a mistake|
|Vieira: Balotelli the same now as he was at 16|
|Butragueno backs under-fire Lopetegui|
|Liverpool´s defensive improvement has hurt attack – Klopp|
|Butler booed by Timberwolves fans during introductions|
|Pochettino: Dier´s Ramos tackle highlighted Spurs´ attitude|
|Man City working on new deal for Sane – Guardiola|
|Golden Knights sign RW Tuch to seven-year extension|
|Bryant explains how Lakers could beat Warriors|
|Finals hopefuls Isner, Fognini into Stockholm semis|
|Browns trade running back Hyde to Jaguars|
|Mourinho: I´d love to have Hazard at Manchester United|
|Hamilton´s title chances enhanced by Vettel´s grid penalty|
|Deja vu for Enisei as La Rochelle inflict another thrashing|
|Five-star Jovic makes Bundesliga history|
|Liverpool´s scoring slump no concern for cautious Klopp|
|He´s the Special One - Sarri insists he is not on Mourinho´s level yet|
|Second-half blitz guides Leicester to European success|
|Sheffield Wednesday 1 Middlesbrough 2: Besic, Assombalonga see off Owls|
|Goerges rallies to reach Luxembourg Open final, Jabeur makes history|
|Howe: Transfer speculation will not disrupt Ake|
|´Do we really want opera every night?´ - Klopp not changing Nations League view|
|Vile and abhorrent – Chelsea´s Carney responds to online abuse|
|Giants WR Beckham Jr. explains why he might cramp up: ´I really don´t like water´|
|Man City pay training-pitch tribute to Joe Hart|
|Neymar to be rested as Tuchel rubbishes Ballon d´Or concerns|
|Sarri ´not interested´ in Christensen father´s quit threat|
|Cardinals fire offensive coordinator McCoy after 1-6 start|
|Neymar return unlikely, but anything can happen – Valverde|
|Bairstow a doubt for fourth ODI|
|Manchester United fined for late arrival and delayed kick-off against Valencia|
|Australia-Pakistan chat not ´especially polite´ - Sarfraz|
|Pogba relishing ´pressure game´ against in-form Hazard|
|Don´t bet on Cardiff survival, warns Warnock|
|Buffon enjoying Tuchel´s methods at PSG|
|RIP to Wimbledon epics! Isner feels like The Undertaker following final-set tie-break rule|
|Sevilla performance sealed Bernat´s Bayern exit - Hoeness|
|Keita set to miss out as Liverpool monitor injured stars|
|He didn´t want to be here – Guardiola doubts Sancho will return to Manchester City|
|Sarri: Manchester United are the best in the Premier League|
|Mourinho salutes ´brave´ Shaw for ´best possible´ response to criticism|
|No Ballon d´Or distractions for Griezmann, insists Simeone|
|Wigan stand by Hardaker as full-back prepares to undergo rehabilitation|
|Barcelona deny Neymar talk|
|Hazard can win the Ballon d´Or as a Chelsea player, insists Sarri|
|De Bruyne in contention to start in Manchester City´s clash with Burnley|
|Neymar needs to mature to reach Messi levels - Xavi|
|We have a hell of a lot to do - Paine slams Australia batting|
|Kerber and Osaka to meet at WTA Finals|
|Lorenzo out of Japanese MotoGP|
|Real Madrid handed Africa trip in Copa del Rey|
|Allegri: Ronaldo has sharpened Juventus focus|
|No Wade in Wasps squad amid NFL reports|
|Rooney: Five of us controlled Man United dressing room|
|Bayern bosses launch scathing attack on ´disrespectful´ media|
|Saints lock in Lawes to new deal|
|Adelaide United 1 Sydney 1: Debutant Le Fondre rescues a point|
|Madrid can´t look back, only forward - Lopetegui confident of revival|
|Wimbledon to introduce final-set tie-breaks|
|Abbas inspires Pakistan to series victory|
|Madrid boss Lopetegui hopeful on Bale availability|
|Mood is positive at Bayern, insists under-pressure Kovac|
|LeBron offers food for thought after losing Lakers debut|