The Lions have inflicted a first defeat on New Zealand on home soil in 47 games – and kept the series alive into next Saturday’s third and final Test in Auckland.
Tries from Irish scrum-half Conor Murray and Welsh number-eight Tauluple Faletau helped the Lions come back from 18-9 down in Wellington, with Owen Farrell slotted a penalty three minutes from time to seal a 24-21 victory to square the series at one-all.
Farrell had also converted three first-half penalties as the teams went into the interval 9-all.
Beauden Barrett kicked seven penalties for the All-Blacks, who played for 55-minutes with 14 men after star centre Sonny Bill Williams was sent off for a shoulder-barge on Anthony Watson in the 25th minute.
If the Lions win at Eden Park next Saturday, they’ll seal a first series victory over New Zealand since 1971.