International cricket bosses have refused to commit to future Super Series following Australia's demolition of the World XI over the past fortnight.
Despite announcing it was "expected to become a regular feature on the international cricket calendar and is planned to be played every fourth year" when the concept was first revealed in 2004, the International Cricket Council have backtracked following the Australians' clean sweep in three one-dayers and a Test.
Although the event is thought to have raised considerable finance for the global cricket community through television rights and sponsorship, the crowds at both the Telstra Dome and SCG have been disappointing, and the appeal of seeing Australia challenged was diluted by England's Ashes victory that preceded it.
"When we set this series up we asked: 'Can a team of champions beat a champion team?' and we saw the answer comprehensively both in Melbourne and Sydney," said ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed. "As for the future, we don't know.
"We need to go away and assess the concept, see what we can improve and whether we want to do it again."
On the final day, Stuart MacGill put forward a compelling case for regular selection in the Australian side.
MacGill and his leg-spinning colleague Shane Warne claimed 15 wickets between them in the Test - the former taking two-thirds of the share - in an emphatic 210-run victory.
It took less than three hours to finish off the wafer thin resistance of the visitors, who resumed on 25 for two in pursuit of a 355 victory target, an unthinkable destiny.
The highest successful chase at Australia's spin-friendly venue was the 276 for four the hosts notched against England in the 19th century.
There were only around 5,000 present at the SCG to witness Australia's immediate response to their Ashes woes, which culminated emphatically when MacGill claimed three wickets in five balls.
Brian Lara's offered a glimpse of his greatness, while Jacques Kallis showed his single-mindedness, but there was little other resistance.
MacGill finished with five for 43, claiming both Englishmen Andrew Flintoff and Steve Harmison for a second time in the contest.
The 34-year-old now has 169 Test victims at 28 apiece and his partnership with Warne should be extended on the evidence of the world team's struggles.
Looking to salvage some pride after a 3-0 drubbing in the one-day event, two collapses hastened defeat for Graeme Smith's team.
Warne led Australia's pre-lunch charge with a swift double strike to dismiss Rahul Dravid and Lara.
West Indies batsman Lara hammered Brett Lee to the cover boundary three times with back-foot strokes and also struck fours off Warne and Glenn McGrath to belie the difficult batting conditions.
But he lost his partner when Dravid pushed forward tentatively and the edge carried low to at slip. Lara went in Warne's next over, held off an under-edge at the second attempt.
Three wickets in three overs strengthened Australia's grip and Flintoff's dismissal began the demise of half the side for 22 runs.
In an entertaining finale, Daniel Vettori was held at silly point, Harmison trapped leg before as he misread a googly and Muttiah Muralitharan stumped charging down the track.