They were also left to rue a string of dropped catches, particularly the two lives they gave Clarke on Saturday, after coming into the match confident they could win a first test on Australian soil for 26 years.
"I think the top six have got to put up their hands, there were some soft dismissals out there," said Taylor. "We're pretty disappointed with that performance ... we didn't play as well as we thought we could have. We didn't take our opportunities."
More was to come when Ryder, who had looked like building a decent partnership with Brownlie, took on Nathan Lyon in the offspinner's first over of the day and succeeded only in slapping the ball to Mike Hussey at mid-off to depart for 36.
Image: Australia's James Pattinson, center, without a cap, celebrates with his team after getting the wicket of New Zealand's Doug Bracewell during the 4th day of the first cricket test between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Dec.4, 2011.