Australia take the series 3-1 with one game remaining with another comprehensive win here in Auckland.
Ponting played a great innings under pressure and basically counter-attacked the New Zealand attack when Bond was fired up at the top of the innings, with 50 off just 35 deliveries.
Cameron Whites deserves a lot of praise for bringing the game home with 50 not out and his amazing summer continues. Hussey and Voges played important innings too.
New Zealand simply did not score enough runs, once again, and the Duckworth/Lewis system actually gave them a greater chance of winning, unlike five days ago during the second ODI.
McCullum struck the ball cleanly for 61 but he didn't receive enough support at the top of the innings to allow New Zealand to build a sunstantial score.
Nathan Hauritz made the important breakthroughs, nabbing McCullum, Stewart and Franklin in a spell that squeezed the life out of the New Zealand innings. Watson, again, provided the crucial partnership-breaking wickets and finished with for two for 24.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is disappointed in both the batting and bowling. His batsmen didn't socre enough runs, being 120 for one before collapsing to be all out for 238, and his bowlers weren't consistent enough to create enough pressure.
Ponting is rapt with the team effort and heaps praise on most of his players.
Cam White is named Man of the Match and he's happy to see it through to the end for the second game in a row. His game plan is to hit long and straight and it's obviously working pretty well for him. It's his first Chappell-Hadlee series victory in New Zealand so he is a very happy man.
The fifth and final ODI is in Wellington on Saturday March 13 at 2pm local time, that's 1am GMT. Join us in a couple of days time as New Zealand look to salvage some pride, while Australia will look to finish the series in style.
On behalf of the crew here at Cricinfo, this is Marc Ellison signing off. Bye for now, see you in two days time.