Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor smashes 102 runs in the fifth ODI against India. [Reuters] Reuters

India suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat in the One-Day International series against New Zealand as the visitors lost the fifth match in Wellington.

India were unable to chase down the target of 304 set by the hosts and were drained of all their wickets for 216 runs.

MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field and his bowlers did not let the Black Caps' openers get a grip on the game. Martin Guptill (16) was dismissed by Varun Aaron while Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the wicket of Jesse Ryder (17).

However, there was no stopping the series' star performer Kane Williamson (88) who hit his fifth half-century against the visitors in all the matches so far.

Ross Taylor (102) maintained his brilliant performance from the previous ODI, scoring his second century in the series. The right-handed batsman was dismissed by India's leading wicket-taker in the series, Mohammed Shami.

Williamson and Taylor teamed up yet again to register a partnership of 152 runs before the former was dismissed by Aaron. The duo smashed 18 fours and two sixes to the delight of the home crowd.

James Neesham and Luke Ronchi took their team's total to 303 by the end of their innings. The left-handed batsman smashed 34 from 19 balls while the wicket-keeping batsman hit two fours to score 11 runs in just five deliveries.

India's opening pair of Rohit Sharma (4) and Shikhar Dhawan (9) failed to post any challenge to the bowlers as they returned to the pavilion within 10 overs with just 20 runs on the board.

Debutant Matt Henry dismissed Dhawan and later Ajinkya Rahane, for just two runs. India's hope rested on Virat Kohli yet again as he attempted to keep his team alive in the game. Ambati Rayadu (20) failed to support his partner in the cause and gave Henry his third wicket of the game.

Dhoni (47) then combined with Kohli (82) to try and achieve the target. But the latter disappointed the skipper's hopes by latching on to a Nathan McCullum's delivery towards long-on where substitute fielder P Young-Husband made no mistake in taking the catch.

Ravichandran Ashwin (7) was sent packing as Williamson's delivery blasted through his stumps. India's hero in the third ODI, Ravindra Jadeja, managed only five runs before Kyle Mills dismissed the all-rounder.

Henry enjoyed a dream debut for his country, getting his fourth wicket after sending Kumar (20) back to the pavilion. Shami remained unbeaten adding 14 runs to his account. Neesham concluded the visitors' innings by bowling out Aaron for zero in the final over of the game to complete the win.

Taylor was declared the Man of the Match.