Australia has enjoyed a fairytale finish at the Trans Tasman lawn bowls series in Adelaide, claiming the men's and women's titles, and the overall trophy over New Zealand.
The 34th edition of the annual encounter went right down to the wire, with the Jackaroos and Black Jack contingents locked at two Tests a piece going into the final day's play.
In the morning rubbers, a comprehensive victory to Australia's world No.2 Leif Selby in the blue-ribbon singles and a draw in men's fours all but assured the home team of the title, provided it could win one of the two afternoon matches in the pairs and triples.
While the green and gold contingent found itself on the back foot in the men's pairs, dropping the game by the slimmest of margins, 11-12, after going into the final end a shot up, the triples line-up of local hero Wayne Ruediger, world No.6 Brett Wilkie and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Mark Casey had the perfect response.
The star-studded team's 24-8 victory proved the catalyst for the nation's second Test victory, retaining the trophy that it has held for the past two years.
In the women's event, the results could not have been any closer, with the first two Tests split eight matches all, and both teams sharing honours on Thursday morning.
The result looked set to be decided on shots count-back, until the women's triples team drew level with the Kiwis, 11-11, allowing world No.4 Kelsey Cottrell and reigning Golden Nugget winner Rebecca Quail to seal the nation's fate.
In a show of dominance, the Jackaroos pair produced one of the series' most emphatic victories, at one point holding a game high 22 shot lead over world number three Val Smith and number one Jo Edwards, but eventually settling for a 24-8 win.
Claiming the women's title, after losing it last year in Invercargill, assured the Australia of the coveted overall victors trophy.
Since the inaugural Trans Tasman in 1979, Australia has held sway against New Zealand, claiming the men's title on 19 of the 34 occasions, while the women have captured 10 of 16, including a draw.
The Jackaroos squad will now turn its attention firmly to the World Championships, to be staged at Lockleys and Holdfast Bay bowls clubs in Adelaide, from September 24 to December 9.