Kane Williamson and company won the inaugural WTC final, beating India by eight wickets in Southampton in a thrilling contest last month.
Nothing has come easy for the New Zealand men’s cricket side. It took them 26 years for their first Test win, 39 years for their first series win and 40 years to reach a World Cup final.
South Africa-born Conway made 126, including a century from 95 balls, and shared a record 159-run partnership with Mitchell as New Zealand made 318-6 batting first after winning the toss.
New Zealand managed only four wins from 23 completed matches at the ground in all formats, with only a single Test victory.