Kemar Roach claimed four wickets as New Zealand were bowled out for 260 on day one of the second Test against the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
New Zealand recovered from a poor start to reach 114 for two but were then pegged back again by the West Indies, for whom fast bowler Roach finished with figures of four for 70 while Tino Best and Narsingh Deonarine both picked up two wickets apiece.
Martin Guptill (71) and Ross Taylor (60) both scored half-centuries for the Black Caps but the team's next-best score was the 23 from number nine Neil Wagner as the tourists were dismissed just before the close. The West Indies, who won the first Test by nine wickets, were 11 without loss off five overs at stumps.
After winning the toss and sending New Zealand into bat at Sabina Park, the hosts made two early breakthroughs when Roach had BJ Watling caught by Gayle at slip for two and then, in the next over, Best sent back Brendon McCullum for a duck, caught behind by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin.
That left New Zealand on 11 for two but in-form opener Guptill, fresh from his 97 and 67 in the first Test loss, helped stage a recovery along with his captain Taylor, with the pair putting on 103 for the third wicket.
That stand was brought to an end by Best when he had Taylor caught by Ramdin off an outside edge, but New Zealand seemed to be coping with the setback as Guptill and Kane Williamson (22) put on 47 for the fourth wicket.
However, the departure of Williamson, caught at slip by Darren Sammy off Deonarine, sparked a collapse that saw the Black Caps lose three wickets for the addition of just nine runs - including the key scalp of Guptill, who was run out by Best as he attempted a quick single.
New Zealand's tail all made starts but the West Indies continued to chip away before finishing off their opponents' innings just before the end.