New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming said his side could have no complaints at their 3-0 whitewash at the hands of England.
They lost the final Test by four wickets to become the first side since New Zealand in 1978 to lose 3-0.
New Zealand had been bowled out for 218 , leaving England 284 to win.
Fleming said: "We were comprehensively outplayed by England. We had a good sniff today but England came back well to beat us."
He said the loss of bowlers Chris Martin and Kyle Mills was always going to mean an uphill struggle.
Fleming, who made 117 in the first innings, added: "You always miss two key bowlers, playing with nine men against a good
England side is not what it is about.
"But no complaints, it wasn't to be.
"It was a good Test to play in as all three have been. Unfortunately we were
on the wrong side of it."