Ireland were crushed by a humiliating 190 runs by a second-string New Zealand side in their final Tri-nations series game at Malahide.

Ireland put the visitors in to bat first and had looked like restricting New Zealand to something close to a gettable total.

However, a late onslaught by Colin Munro who scored a blistering 44 from just 15 deliveries helped his side to 344 for 6 off their 50 overs.

In reply, an out-of -orm Ireland never looked like chasing down that big total and were bowled out for just 154 runs in the 40th over

John Bracewell’s side lost three of their four games in the series, with one abandoned, and must regroup after recent hidings by England, Bangladesh and now New Zealand have left Ireland at their lowest point since their World Cup 2015 heroics.

Ireland had rung the changes for today's game, dropping Kevin O'Brien and Tim Murtagh as Simi Singh came in for his second one-day-international and Craig Young played his first game since the ODIs against UAE in Dubai at the beginning of March.

New Zealand openers Luke Ronchi and captain Tom Latham raced away to 70 off the opening 10 overs before Ronchi was bowled by Young for 35.

Latham went on to three figures before he departed, stumped for 104 off George Dockrells bowling in the 36th over with New Zealand on 212 for 3.

Ross Taylor and Corey Anderson put on 57 for the 4th wicket with the veteran Taylor making 57 off 64 deliveries and, aided by some late sloppy fielding from Ireland and the Munro blast, the Black Caps posted a total that the home side on current form never looked liked overhauling.

Paul Stirling went for just 1 in the third over when Ireland really needed the opener to help build a reply.

Ed Joyce and William Porterfield managed to put on a second wicket stand of 50 by the 11th over before Joyce was caught behind off for 17.

Andy Balbirnie lasted only 5 balls before he was out for a duck, and Porterfield followed making a brave 48 before he was caught at midwicket as Ireland were reduced to 75 for 4 in the 19th over

Niall O’Brien (5) Simi Singh (0) George Dockrell (16) all went before Gary Wilson scratched his way to 30 off 52 deliveries before he was bowled by Ish Sodhi as Ireland's reply eventually crashed and burned.