It is a long way back for Team India.
New Zealand showed no mercy to world's No. 2 ODI side as India collapsed by 87 runs in the final match of the 5-ODI series, at Wellington.
Some of the key moments. (Images courtesy: AFP and AP)
The only success for India in the day came at the toss. Skipper MS Dhoni called it right and invited the Kiwis to bat.
Jesse Ryder (17) was the first to fall when he was dislodged by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
The other opener in Martin Guptill followed him back soon after on 16.
Taylor was well-supported by Kane Williamson who hit his fifth successive fifty. He scored 88 off 91.
While his half-century came off 54 deliveries, Taylor soon raced his way into three-figures and eventually scored 102 off 106.
India's bowling woes were exposed once again as Virat Kohli was forced to bowl as many as seven overs. He, however, did claim Brendon McCullum's wicket.
Indian openers Rohit Sharma (left) and Shikhar Dhawan were in dire need to strike form. A plus-300 target was an ideal opportunity for them.
Indian fans were optimistic and even predicted the World Champions to make a match of it.
Unfortunately for them, it would not quite be a consolatory win.
New Zealand bowlers peppered both openers with bouncers and success followed.
While Rohit fell to Kyle Mills on 4, Dhawan (right in pic) scored just 9 before leaving India tottering on 20/2.
While Kohli was in the middle - with MS Dhoni - India remained in the hunt. Once he departed though, the chance of a win or even a fight faded completely.
India were eventually bowled out on 216 in 49.5 overs.
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