Dominant India complete clean sweep
India secured a 5-0 whitewash in the one-day series against New Zealand with a crushing eight-wicket win in the final game at Chennai.
After winning the toss and batting first, New Zealand could only muster a paltry 103 - their lowest total against India - as the hosts took control from the start to dismiss their opponents in 27 overs.
India lost two early wickets in reply, including in-form skipper Gautam Gambhir, but Parthiv Patel and Yuvraj Singh steadied the ship and finished unbeaten on 56 and 42 respectively.
New Zealand's start bore clear signs of their impending collapse, as Martin Guptill departed caught behind for nought from the fourth ball of the day, Praveen Kumar the successful bowler.
Brendon McCullum struck three boundaries in the second over but was dismissed in the fourth, trapped lbw for 14 by Ashish Nehra.
Nehra then sent Ross Taylor packing for just nine, keeper Patel taking a simple catch after the batsman had gloved a short delivery.
Jamie How and Scott Styris calmed things down with a 43-run stand, but their troubles were compounded by the introduction of spin - How bowled by Yuvraj for 23 and Styris trapped leg before by Ravichandran Ashwin for 24.
Yuvraj then pinned Grant Elliott in front for a duck to pick up his second wicket and skipper Daniel Vettori added just nine before edging Yusuf Pathan to slip.
The collapse continued with Nathan McCullum miscuing a sweep to be caught by Yuvraj at slip off Pathan, before Kyle Mills mistimed a floated delivery from Ashwin to Saurabh Tiwary at short mid-off.
Ashwin - who finished with 3-24 from eight overs - wrapped up proceedings two deliveries later as Tim Southee was held for nought at forward short-leg.
The Black Caps started their defence with spin and gained two early breakthroughs.
Gambhir was dismissed without scoring, caught at slip off Nathan McCullum and new man Virat Kohli survived several lbw appeals before edging Vettori to slip on two.
Yuvraj and Patel settled the nerves, the latter smashing Vettori for a six over midwicket, and Yuvraj brought up the fifty stand with a boundary off Nathan McCullum followed by a six over long-on.
Patel - who on Tuesday marked his first ODI in six years with a patient 53 - added another half-century to his tally with a quick double off Vettori, and victory was secured two deliveries later as the young wicketkeeper launched Elliott over the infield for a leg-side boundary.