With plenty of runs in the bank for their batsmen and a good look at the likes of Jackson Bird and Ryan Harris, the fixture has largely served its purpose ahead of next week's first Test.
A flurry of wickets and a morale-boosting win would still be nice for Australia but the home side lost only three batsmen in two sessions on a docile pitch that offered little assistance. At tea, the Pears were 207 for four with captain Daryl Mitchell registering a second fifty of the match just before the break.
None of the touring attack presented an irresistible case for a Test place as they failed to get the better of the flat deck, though all-rounder James Faulkner did take the wickets of Matt Pardoe (57) and Moeen Ali (35) before lunch.
Harris took the only wicket to fall in a moribund afternoon session, Alexei Kervezee dragging the ball onto middle stump, but Mitchell (50no) and Tom Fell (24no) prevented further inroads.