Doug Bracewell took six wickets to bowl New Zealand to a first Test win over Australia since 1993 and a first Test win in Australia since 1986 as the Black Caps held on to claim victory in the second and final game in Hobart by just seven runs.
Australia, who had been set 241 to win, fell short when they were dismissed for 233 leaving David Warner unbeaten on 123 having carried his bat in vain as Bracewell returned figures of six for 40.
There can only be one winner of Cricket World's Player Of The Week award on the week that Virender Sehwag broke the record for the highest individual score in a One-Day International.
He hit 219 from 149 balls during his epic knock against the West Indies in the fourth match between the two sides in Indore on Thursday and, if he hadn't been dismissed by Kieron Pollard in the 47th over, may well have taken the record into the territory of those deemed to be unbeatable.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news looking at four batsmen - Manoj Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, David Warner and Asad Shafiq all scoring their maiden international centuries over the weekend.
Australia fought back on day three of the second and final Test against New Zealand in Hobart as the match remained in the balance rapidly heading towards its conclusion.
Having conceded a first innings lead, Australia dismissed New Zealand for 226 as Peter Siddle, James Pattinson and Nathan Lyon took three wickets and set 241 to win they closed on a healthy 72 without loss.
James Pattinson returned figures of five for 51 as Australia bowled New Zealand out for 150 for the second innings in succession on day one of the second and final Test in Hobart.
Pattinson, who also returned five wickets to win the opening game in Brisbane, was in fine form along with Peter Siddle, who took three for 42 before rain ended play early with Australia on 12 for one in reply.
All-rounders Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson have undergone scans in Johannesburg to assess the extent of injuries that they picked up during the econd and final Test against South Africa.
Johnson was able to bat on despite injuring the big toe on his left foot, helping Australia take a series-levelling two-wicket win, while Watson was unable to bowl after aggravating a hamstring injury on the first day.