Dave Warner played admirably to carry his bat through the innings, but ran out of mates.
Australia was coasting at 2/159, needing just 82 runs for victory, before batting collapses on either side of the lunch break resulted in a drawn Trans Tasman Trophy series against New Zealand, the number-eight ranked Test team in the world.
A few weeks ago, New Zealand struggled to defeat Zimbabwe in Harare.
Surely now the Australian selectors have to remove Phil Hughes and Ricky Ponting from the side to play India, starting on Boxing Day in Melbourne.
Hughes lacks confidence and ability, Ponting is well past his prime.
|Phil Hughes was dismissed for 20 by Chris Martin.|