Electing to bat first, the Black Caps kept losing wickets at regular intervals right from the start which halted them from putting together partnerships, from where they could never recover.
English pacer Steven Finn wrecked havoc for the Kiwi top order taking three wickets for 16 runs from his four overs.
Off-spinner Graeme Swann also played an important role in restricting New Zealand to a sub-150 total, chipping in the wicket of Rob Nicol and giving away 20 runs from his four.
The only batsman who provided some fireworks was James Franklin who scored a 50 of 33 balls before being run out. His innings included four boundaries and two sixes.
In Image: New Zealand's batsman James Franklin plays a shot against England