Starc unleashed a trademark searing yorker to trap the in-form batsman for 22 after he and opener Tom Latham had threatened to get on top of the Australian attack.
Josh Hazlewood was the first bowler to take a wicket in the historic match at Adelaide Oval after he trapped opener Martin Guptill lbw for one run in his second over.
Guptill's opening partner Latham was a model of composure against the pink ball, reaching his half-century in the final over before the break which was termed 'tea' rather than 'lunch' in keeping with the late scheduling of the match.
Latham was on 50 with Ross Taylor on seven.

Mitchell Starc
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and had little hesitation in choosing to bat first despite the pitch showing a green tinge.

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