Australia have regained the No.1 Test ranking for the first time in nearly two years after posting a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Test.
Australia move to number one in the world
Australia move back to number one in the world whilst New Zealand bid farewell to Brendon McCullum.
The win, completed shortly after lunch on the fifth day, secured Australia a 2-0 series whitewash over the Black Caps, ensuring they retain the Trans Tasman Trophy.
Australia have returned the top of Test cricket for the first time since July 2014. They now hold the No.1 ranking in two of the three formats.
The Kiwis had harboured high hopes of defeating an Australian team in transition this summer, but Steve Smith's men have won four of the five Tests. Australia have not lost a Test series to New Zealand in 26 years, losing only three matches in that period.
Australia were on the back foot in Christchurch after Brendon McCullum's record-breaking century on the first day, but took control of the match on day two after centuries to Steve Smith and Joe Burns.
The same pair scored half-centuries as Australia comfortably ran down the target of 201.
The visitors lost the wickets of Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns, but were not in any danger of messing up the modest run chase.
The Kiwi attack simply ran out of ideas on a fifth day track which showed little sign of deterioration.
Burns, named player of the match, capped off the finest game of his 10-Test career by making 65 - although he was troubled by a bumper barrage from Neil Wagner, who struck him on his helmet and shoulder.
The opener was intent on taking evasive action, encouraging the bowler to continue to bowl short.
Burns withstood the onslaught, but gave up red ink when he missed an attempted swipe to cow corner and was bowled by Trent Boult.
Smith had more success against Wagner's predictable short-pitched bowling by playing some highly unorthodox strokes, including a swat through mid-off to a bouncer that was not far off a tennis serve.
He finished unbeaten on 53, taking his series tally to 262 at 131.