The Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori who led by example by hitting the winning runs of the final ball to beat Australia in the opening Chappell Hadlee series at the WACA last night says that result was good for his younger players.
Australia who won the toss and elected to bat were dismissed for 181 in the 49th over.
In reply New Zealand made 185 for eight in their 50 overs but overcame two controversial dismissals.
The second, saw Neil Broome walk on 29 in the 36th over when he thought he was bowled by spinner Michael Clarke.
But replays showed wicket keeper Brad Haddin's gloves dislodging the bails and not the ball.
However, Vettori says the win was a confidence boost for the younger members of the side.