The Matildas' wait for back-to-back wins under Tony Gustavsson continues after his side surrendered a two-goal lead against Brazil to draw 2-2 in Sydney.
The home side surged ahead through Clare Polkinghorne before Sam Kerr netted in the second half to move within one goal of equalling Tim Cahill's record of 50 Australian goals.
But a seven-minute blitz after Kerr's effort sunk Australian hopes of consecutive wins under the Swede.
A header from Erika at a corner got the visitors back in the game before Debinha brought them level to the delight of a rowdy group of Brazilian fans.
"I think this game is a bit different for me with the defensive quality with Brazil coming out with a better team," Gustavsson said.
"I think there were some improvements defensively. We knew they were going to try and expose us (but) they didn't get in behind and one-on-one that often.
"We blocked more shots, and they didn't have as many clear chances as the last game. I'm disappointed we conceded on that corner."
There were encouraging early signs for Australia who asked questions the visitors were struggling to answer with Ellie Carpenter and Kerr both creating early chances.
Australia's sustained pressure in the first 10 minutes eventually yielded results when Kyra Cooney-Cross fired a cleared corner back into the box.
Brazil were unable to eliminate the threat and Polkinghorne, who for the second time in the space of a week, turned in Australia's opener from close range.
But no sooner had Australia scored then Brazil, who started both Marta and Debinha after restricting their minutes last Saturday, responded by pressing Australia into mistakes.
Adriana firing a warning shot of what was to come when she escaped the attentions of Cooney-Cross.
The Brazilian shot to Lydia Williams' left with the Australian No. 1 well beaten, only for the ball to ricochet off the woodwork and away from danger.
With Brazil upping the ante, the half-time break was a welcome interruption for the Matildas who resumed play with renewed energy as Carpenter marauded down the right to find Kerr in the box.
With a simple touch, Kerr drove past Leticia with a mooted friendly against the USA on home soil next month offering her a chance to match and perhaps surpass Cahill's haul.
But any suggestion Brazil would simply fold after Australia's second were put to bed when Erika headed home unmarked at a corner in the 64th minute.
They had their second to square the game up just a few minutes later when Williams flapped at a miscued Tamires cross.
Williams parried onto the bar and fell into the goalmouth, allowing Debinha a clear chance to make it 2-2 and set up an enthralling final 20 minutes.
Marta and Kerolin had the best opportunities as Brazil pushed forward in search of a third, but Australia's defence was able to repel their efforts.
Australian Associated Press