The Black Caps have been beaten by 372 runs against India in the second cricket test in Mumbai.
New Zealand batted poorly in the last innings, being bowled out for 167.
The final margin was the Black Caps largest test defeat in terms of runs.
The result meant India won the two-match series 1-0, after the visitors held on for a thrilling draw in the first test in Kanpur.
Daryl Mitchell top-scored for the Black Caps with 60
The New Zealand team were set to head home for a short break before kicking off their home summer with the first of two tests against Bangladesh, starting on New Years Day.
That would be followed by three ODIs and one T20 in Australia, before visits to New Zealand from South Africa, Australia, The Netherlands and England.