Australia beat the Black Caps by 25 runs in the third one-day international to complete a 3-0 series sweep and give captain Aaron Finch a winning farewell in his final 50-overs appearance.
Steve Smith made 105, his 12th ODI century, to help Australia overcome a sluggish start and post a competitive 267-5 on a slow track in Cairns.
New Zealand managed 242 in reply before being all out in 49.5 overs.
“It’s been a fun ride, like I said yesterday. I’ve loved every bit of it,” Finch, who will continue to lead Australia in Twenty20 games, said.
“Sitting around having a beer with your mates in the change room after you win a game or a series is the thing that I miss the most but we’ll definitely enjoy tonight.”
Put into bat, Australia slumped to 16-2 in the sixth over after losing both openers.
Having secured the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy…