After 91 years of New Zealand test cricketing history, Kane Williamson's pioneers have achieved immortality in the sport at Southampton.
Ross Taylor whipped a ball off his pads to the square leg boundary to secure the inaugural test championship, their most significant silverware.
New Zealand chased 139 for victory on the sixth and last day to win by eight wickets.
Williamson and Taylor enjoyed an unbeaten 96-run third-wicket partnership.
Coach Gary Stead says he was anchored out of superstition for the stand's duration.
“We lost a couple of wickets where I was sitting so I actually moved downstairs. Sitting in the seat I am right now, not moving because things were going well.”