Scotland 101 v New Zealand 102-2 (L R P L Taylor 61 no)
New Zealand beat Scotland by 8 wkts
Scotland's hopes of a place on the official one-day international rankings were clinically demolished as New Zealand cruised to an easy eight-wicket win in Aberdeen.
The Scots, seeking a first win against Test playing opposition, went into the clash in high spirits after a comprehensive win against Ireland on Wednesday.
But the Black Caps' performance demonstrated the gulf between the leading countries and those from the second tier.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and, giving his bowlers first use of helpful conditions, they responded by skittling Scotland for just 101.
Oram (3-13) was the pick of the bowlers before Ross Taylor then led the way with the bat, scoring 61 not out off 41 balls as the tourists won with 35.2 overs remaining.
With the ball moving both off the seam and in the humid atmosphere early on, an already tough task was made much more difficult for the Scottish batsmen.
Skipper Ryan Watson's miserable form continued when he was bowled in the first over by Mark Gillespie for his second duck in as many days.
Gillespie then removed the in-form Gavin Hamilton in similar fashion to reduce the Scots to 12-2 before Nav Poonia and Colin Smith both gloved catches to Brendon McCullum off Jacob Oram.
Qasim Sheikh, having taken 21 deliveries to get off the mark, offered home supporters some cheer with three boundaries in his 18.
But when the young Clydesdale batsman chopped Grant Elliott's slower delivery onto his stumps the procession continued.
Only a breezy unbeaten 17 from Gordon Goudie pushed Scotland's total into three figures, the former Middlesex youngster hoisting Vettori to long-on for the only six of the innings.
However, Scotland's total of 101 was hopelessly inadequate even when John Blain trapped Peter Fulton in front with the fourth delivery of the New Zealand reply.
Dewald Nel also enjoyed some success when he had the big-hitting McCullum caught at mid-on for 22.
However, Taylor produced the necessary fireworks to propel the Black Caps to an eight-wicket win inside 15 overs.