MELBOURNE: A second successive David Warner century has guided Australia to a Chappell-Hadlee series sweep at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Dropped on 18, Warner ransacked New Zealand's bowlers at the MCG for his seventh century of 2016 as Australia posted 8-264. The Black Caps wilted in reply, dismissed for just 147 with Mitchell Starc taking three wickets.

Run out on the final ball of the innings, Warner narrowly missed becoming just the 11th man in history to carry his bat in an ODI. Only one Australian has done so: Damien Martyn plundered 116 not out against the Black Caps in March 2000.

Warner smashed four sixes – one a monster some 20 rows back over the long-on boundary off a free hit – and 13 boundaries in a 128-ball knock of 156 that lasted 213 enthralling minutes.

His innings was an incredible 59 percent of the Australian total after an improved New Zealand bowling effort put the brakes on the Aussies early.