Darren Lehmann didn't sugar-coat Australia's batting effort in Kandy.
Thirteen men have captained New Zealand in test cricket and never savoured victory as leader.
Opening batsman Lokesh Rahul scored a career-high 158 as India consolidated their dominance on day two of the second test against West Indies in Jamaica on Sunday.
Strong performances in the first two innings of the opening test against Zimbabwe set up New Zealand's innings victory at Bulawayo with more than a day to spare.
Frustrated chairman of selectors Rod Marsh says Australia's players were given every possible opportunity to prepare to beat Sri Lanka.
Ross Taylor and BJ Watling scored centuries as New Zealand closed in on victory against hapless Zimbabwe after day three of the first test.
Tom Latham's century and 91 from Kane Williamson havbe put New Zealand firmly in the driving seat with a 151-run lead over Zimbabwe on the second day of the first test.
Neil Wagner's career-best test figures propelled New Zealand to a dominant position on the opening day of the first test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo early today.
Nathan Lyon is hoping he won't be required to add to his 200 test wickets; in Kandy that is.
Australia grabbed a handy 86-run lead in the first innings over Sri Lanka and dealt an early blow with the new ball before rain washed out the entire final session for the second consecutive day in the first test at Pallekele.
Seldom have New Zealand started as a more overwhelming favourite in a test cricket series than they will in Bulawayo tonight.
Australia are keen to avoid as many demons as possible on a wearing Kandy wicket by building a big first-innings lead on day two of the first test against Sri Lanka.
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dethroned Pakistan's Yasir Shah to top the International Cricket Council's (ICC) test rankings after his match-winning display against West Indies in the first test.
Patience is the word being bandied about by New Zealand as they prepare for the first of two tests against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo starting tomorrow night.
James Anderson, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes took three wickets apiece as England completed a thumping 330-run win over Pakistan on the fourth day of the second test at Old Trafford.
Zimbabwe strike bowler Tendai Chatara has been ruled out of the test series against New Zealand after hurting his ankle, Zimbabwe Cricket announced on Monday.
England moved relentlessly towards a series-levelling victory over Pakistan on a rain-disrupted third day of the second test in Manchester.
Joe Root's masterful 254 and three early wickets for Chris Woakes put England in a commanding position on the second day of the second test against Pakistan at Old Trafford.
Alastair Cook and Joe Root made centuries to lift England to a commanding 314 for four at the close on the first day of the second test against Pakistan.
India has recovered from the loss of an early wicket to advance to 72 for one at lunch on the opening day of the first test against West Indies in Antigua.