The All Blacks have turned Harlem Globetrotters in a dazzling 37-20 victory over the Wallabies in Yokohama.
The rampant world champions wowed enthralled fans on Saturday at Japan's 2019 World Cup final fortress with some breathtaking rugby to complete a 3-0 Bledisloe Cup series wipeout.
The Wallabies were anything but disgraced, mounting a spirited mid-match fightback to briefly raise hopes of an upset, but were ultimately outdone in the razzle-dazzle department.
The record crowd of 46,143 - the biggest for a rugby Test in Japan - loved Ben Smith's first-half tunnel ball to man of the match Rieko Ioane but, not for the first time, it was a Beauden Barrett try that broke Australian hearts just before the hour mark.
The defeat was the Wallabies' ninth in 10 trans-Tasman Tests under Michael Cheika and the coach cut a dejected figure as he rued his side's inability to retain possession.
"Too many turnovers at key moments - and too many turnovers in general," he said.
"We've got to stop giving the ball away - 17 turnovers to seven, 11 penalties to five. I think New Zealand had 14 scrum feeds.
"So stop doing that and we won't have to do as much tackling and, thus, we give less opportunities to the opposition."
But the defiant coach promised improvements on November's three-Test spring tour of Europe and warned the seventh-ranked Wallabies would be peaking on their return for the World Cup in 11 months.
"I care a lot. I care about my team, my players. I care about rugby in Australia and one thing that comes with care is fight," Cheika said.
"So whatever is necessary, we'll get it done."
Barrett's killer blow to give the All Blacks a 14-point buffer preceded a flashpoint when reserve hooker Tolu Latu was yellow carded for lashing back at All Blacks counterpart Cody Taylor.
The Wallabies made a confident enough start to the game, piling on the pressure with some brilliant attack and having Dane Haylett-Petty denied a second-minute try after being forced into touch as he attempted to ground the ball.
Typically, though, the All Blacks countered to open the scoring 12 minutes in through a converted try from flanker Liam Squire, who brushed off Kurtley Beale much too easily for Australian fans' liking.
Beale and Barrett traded penalty goals before an even softer try from Keiran Read from the scrum base stretched New Zealand's lead to 17-3.
Sefa Naivalu gave the Wallabies hope when he jinked and muscled his way over in the corner for a crucial strike barely a minute before halftime to pull Cheika's underdogs to within seven points.
A rampaging Rob Simmons, fired up by Cheika's pre-match rev-up, was held up over the line moments after halftime, but provided enough force to induce a penalty goal for Bernard Foley as the Wallabies threatened a boilover.
But another Barrett penalty followed by Smith's 30-metre effort clinched New Zealand's ninth win from 10 starts during Cheika's reign.
A late Israel Folau try was mere consolation before Ioane completed the scoring with the All Blacks' fifth five-pointer three minutes before fulltime.