New Zealand completed an emphatic 4-0 one-day international series win with an 87-run victory in the fifth and final ODI in Wellington.
After winning the toss and electing to field, India could do little to prevent the hosts making 303-5 in their 50 overs at the Basin Reserve.
|Guptill||c Shami||b Aaron||16||54||35|
|Ryder||c Rahane||b B Kumar||17||32||26|
|Williamson||c Rahane||b Aaron||88||117||91|
|Taylor||c Dhawan||b Shami||102||148||106|
|B McCullum||c Ro Sharma||b Kohli||23||26||18|
|Extras||0nb 5w 1b 6lb||12|
In reply, the tourists were dismissed for 216 in 49.4 overs.
|Ro Sharma||c Taylor||b Mills||4||19||13|
|Dhawan||c N McCullum||b Henry||9||43||28|
|Kohli||c Sub||b N McCullum||82||127||78|
|Rayudu||c Williamson||b Henry||20||42||40|
|Dhoni||c Neesham||b Williamson||47||78||72|
|Jadeja||c Guptill||b Mills||5||6||6|
|B Kumar||c Ronchi||b Henry||20||29||25|
|Extras||1nb 4w 0b 1lb||6|
Once again Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor were the stars with the bat for the Black Caps.
Williamson made 88, his fifth consecutive half-century, while Taylor scored his second century in a row as he made 102 from 106 balls.
Ross Taylor's 102 today was the 5000th international century in cricket history from 1877 Summary: Tests 3690 ODIs: 1300 T20Is 10 #NZvInd— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 31, 2014
New Zealand lost openers Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill inside the opening 13 overs as they fell to 41-2 before Williamson and Taylor put on 152 for the third wicket.
Williamson, who had already made 71, 77, 65 and 60 in the series, eventually went in the 38th over after stroking eight boundaries and a six in his 91-ball innings.
He was caught at point to become Varun Aaron's second victim before Brendon McCullum fell for 23.
However, Taylor followed on from scores of 55, 57, 17 and 112 not out, with a 10th limited overs international century. He reached the milestone off 105 balls before being caught at deep-wicket off Mohammed Shami with 12 balls of the innings remaining.
James Neesham thrashed an unbeaten 34 to take the Black Caps past 300 and India were in immediate trouble in their reply as debutant seamer Matt Henry picked up two wickets to leave India floundering at 30-3 in the 14th over.
Ambati Rayudu became Henry's third victim after making 20 and the tourists were in deep trouble when key man Virat Kohli holed out at long-on off Nathan McCullum in the 37th over after making 82 from 78 balls.
MS Dhoni has shown consistency in scoring 40, 56, 50 and 79 not out in the series and went past 8,000 ODI runs.
Highest batting average achieved @ 8000 ODI runs MS Dhoni 53.33 Kallis 43.71 Ganguly 43.48 Tendulkar 42.55 Lara 42.33 Haynes 42.11 #NZvInd— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 31, 2014
However, wickets fell at the other end as India continued to slip further behind the required run rate and when Dhoni went for 47 in the 45th over, the game was over as a contest.
India relinquished top spot in the limited overs rankings to Australia after defeats in Napier and two in Hamilton. The third match of the series finished tied.
The Test series starts on Thursday in Auckland.