England quick Liam Plunkett capped off his incredible World Cup story as New Zealand posted 8-241 in the first innings of the tournament's final at Lord's.
Plunkett took 3-42 for England on Sunday, as the hosts edged closer to their maiden World Cup title.
Chris Woakes also finished with 3-37 from his nine overs, and was tight for England both early on and at the death.
Martin Guptill was the only New Zealand top or middle order player to go at more than a run a ball with 19 from 18, while Henry Nicholls top scored with 55.
But while they struggled for momentum the total is still a competitive one, with the team batting first having won the last five matches at Lord's.
England owe much of their position in the game to Plunkett, who nagged away at New Zealand's batsmen.
The 34-year-old debuted for England way back in 2005, and has been the team's lucky charm at the World Cup.
The hosts are yet to lose a game he has played in during the competition, having suffered all three of the losses in matches where he wasn't picked.
After Woakes rapped the dangerous Guptill on the back pad to have him lbw in the seventh over, Plunkett took the key wickets.
He got Kane Williamson caught behind with one that nipped away, after the New Zealand captain was originally given not out on field before the decision was overturned.
Nicholls was his next victim when he inside edged the right-armer back onto his own stumps trying to drive outside off.
Nicholls had earlier been lucky to survive the opening overs, after being given out lbw on 0 before ball-tracking showed the Kookaburra ball was going over the stumps.
Ball-tracking wasn't on hand to save Ross Taylor later in the innings though.
After Guptill had earlier wasted a review on his lbw, Taylor was unable to send his dismissal to Mark Wood upstairs on 15.
Replays showed the ball would have gone over the top of middle stump.
Jimmy Neesham also fell as New Zealand looked to up the ante in the 39th over, caught at mid-on from Plunkett the ball after he sent him to the cover boundary.
From there Tom Latham was a one-man show with 47 from 56, before Woakes had both he and Colin de Grandhomme.
New Zealand will however be buoyed by the fact England have failed in chases three times in this tournament.