At the end of the 3-0 whitewash, the captain o the Black Caps Williamson has acknowledged that his team were "exposed" in their disappointing test series in Australia.
The only positive of the trip for the Black Caps is Ross Taylor's becoming New Zealand's all-time leading test runscorer. He reached the milestone in his 99th match and 175th innings, the third of the 3 test series in Australia. He could hardly celebrate his record as when he brought it up, his team was struggling at 35-4 in their chase of 416 for victory, and were heading towards another heavy defeat, ironically, Ross himself was out three balls later.
The Black Caps skipper said "We got exposed in a number of respects over here with an outstanding side in Australia with a fantastic bowling attack,"
"It's just not one or two things, it's a number of things – basically, in all departments we were outplayed. With the ball in hand there was an incredible effort throughout the series, but at the same time, we really did struggle to put them under pressure for any period of time, to pick up wickets in clumps, and then a lot of credit goes to the way Australia played with the bat as well."
"With the bat, it was kind of the reverse situation, where we weren't able to get any partnerships together to create any sort of first-innings total to apply any pressure.", pretty much summarising the agony of losing the series 3-0.
The Black Caps now move on to their next series, a home series against another top team India, and will play the first of the 5-match T20 series on Jan 23 at Auckland.