The New Zealand cricketers have lost the opening game of their 5-match one day series in India by 40 runs.
India's competitive total of 276 in Guwahati was built around a run-a-ball 105 from 22 year old Virat Kohli, though his dismissal sparked a collapse as they lost their last six wickets for 26 runs.
The Black Caps run chase also involved a collapse - from 113 for 2, they lost their next six wickets for 56 runs, and were all out for 236 in the 46th over.
Ross Taylor was top scorer with 66 and Nathan McCullum and Kyle Mills hit out down the order for 35 and 32 respectively.
New Zealand's best bowlers were Andy McKay with 4 for 62 and Kyle Mills, three for 42.
The second match is in Jaipur on Wednesday.