While Mandhana smashed her fifth ODI hundred, a sensational 119 off 123 balls studded with 13 fours and two sixes, Kaur had 10 hits to the fence and two maximums in her 107-ball 109.
India played right into New Zealand's hands and now have just 24 hours to right the wrongs before the West Indies clash
Raj has expressed the same concern after the win against Pakistan in India's campaign opener when the lower order made up for the faltering top order.
New Zealand, who have dominated the Indians throughout this summer, didn't let anything change in a familiar script by first scoring a healthy 260 for 9
The only positive for India was the way Harmanpreet batted. The Indian vice-captain maintained a strike rate over 90 for a better part of her innings and teed off after crossing her fifty.
Verma, who was dismissed for a duck in the opening game against Pakistan, hasn't exactly done well for the past few games.
At stumps on Day Two on Saturday, India's score reads 146/3 with Virat Kohli (44*) and Ajinkya Rahane (29*) at the crease. The final session on Day Two saw 26 runs being scored in 9.1 overs.
India beat New Zealand by six runs in the final ODI to win the three-match series 2-1.
Williamson blamed the top order batsmen for their six wicket loss in the second One Day International match against India.
Virat Kohli praised his bowlers and fielders for their performance in the second One Day International match.
Shikhar Dhawan credited the bowlers for India's six-wicket win, saying they did half the job by restricting New Zealand.
New Zealand rode on a 200-run stand between Latham and Taylor to register a six-wicket victory and take a 1-0 lead.
There are no surprises in the Test squad with Abhinav Mukund making way for a fit-again first-choice opener Murali Vijay.
India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli surpasses Ricky Pointing with 31st ton, only behind Sachin Tendulkar
Kohli is now only behind Sachin Tendulkar, who amassed 49 ODI hundreds besides a staggering 51 centuries in Tests.