New Zealand [ Images ] fast bowlers Shane Bond [ Images ] and Tim Southee [ Images ] claimed four wickets each to defeat Australia [ Images ] by 51 runs and take a consolation victory in the final ODI at Wellington on Saturday.
Chasing a target of 243 to win, Australia was bundled out for 190 runs in 46.1 overs.
The World champions had already retained the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy with three wins in the first four matches.
Earlier in the day, Kiwi batsman Scott Styris [ Images ] scored 55 off 101 balls with the help of two boundaries and one six to help the Black Caps recover from 32-3 to set a target of 242.
Australian fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson [ Images ] and Clint McKay were the most successful bowlers for the visitors taking two wickets each.
In reply, Australian opener Shane Watson [ Images ] top-scored for Australia with 53, but man-of-the-match Southee grabbed a career-best 4-36 and Bond was impressive with his 4-26 for the Kiwis, Fox Sports reports.
Ponting was given out caught behind by Kiwi umpire Gary Baxter although the ball appeared to have missed his gloves before clipping his helmet.