Michael Clarke scored his first century since taking over as Australia captain to guide his side to a series-clinching draw against Sri Lanka on the final day of the third and final Test in Colombo.
Clarke's 112 ensured Australia scored 488 in their second innings to put the game beyond Sri Lanka, who closed on seven without loss having batted for two overs in their second innings.
A combination of strong batting from Sri Lanka and persistent rain and bad light ensured that despite the best efforts of Australia, the second Test in Pallekele was drawn.
Sri Lanka ended their second innings on 317 for six when play was finally called off after they had managed to build a lead of 80.
Three men have scored centuries in international cricket this week. Shaun Marsh and Mike Hussey both hit centuries in Australia's first innings 411 for seven declared against Sri Lanka, while last week's player of the week Mohammad Hafeez made one against Zimbabwe.
International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee Chris Broad has rated the pitch produced for the recently-concluded opening Test between Australia and Sri Lanka at Galle as 'poor'.
David Richardson, ICC General Manager - Cricket and chief match referee Ranjan Madugalle will now consider evidence available to them, including video footage and Broad's report before making a decision on the venue.
Ricky Ponting will fly home to Australia to be present at the birth of his second child and will miss the second Test in Sri Lanka but plans to return for the third and final game in the series.
Left-hander David Warner has been called up to replace him in the squad as a standby player for the second game in Kandy, which gets underway on 8th September.
Mahela Jayawardene's fine century and 95 from Angelo Mathews proved in vain as Australia completed a 125-run win over Sri Lanka on day four of the opening Test in Galle.
Jayawardene (105) and Mathews extended their sixth-wicket partnership to 142 to give the home side an outside shot at victory having been set 379 to win before Australia broke through, Ryan Harris breaking the partnership and then finishing with five for 62.
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after his hat-trick helped his side beat Australia in the fifth and final One-Day International in Colombo.
Malinga took three wickets in three balls for the third time in ODI cricket having previously achieved the feat at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups.
Lahiru Thirimanne scored an unbeaten century before the three-day tour game between Australia and the Sri Lanka Cricket Board XI was drawn in Colombo.
Thirimanne was unbeaten on 100 as the Sri Lankans closed on 174 for two in their second innings with Angelo Mathews also unbeaten on 30.
Uncapped bowlers Shaminda Eranga and Seekkuge Prasanna have been named in Sri Lanka's 16-man squad for the three-Test series against Australia.
Fast bowler Eranga and leg-spinner Prasanna both impressed during the One-Day International series - which Australia won 3-2 - and have been rewarded with Test call-ups.
Lasith Malinga took his third One-Day International hat-trick as Sri Lanka won the fifth and final match against Australia by four wickets in Colombo.
Malinga, who had previously achieved the feat at the 2007 and 2011 World Cups, removed Mitchell Johnson John Hastings and Xavier Doherty with consecutive deliveries as Australia were bowled out for 211.
Australia survived a late scare to win the fourth One-Day International against Sri Lanka by five wickets in Colombo, winning the game with 132 balls to spare.
That came despite debutant leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna taking three wickets in four balls with Australia in sight of the line chasing just 133.
Tillakaratne Dilshan has been appointed as Sri Lankan captain in all three formats of the game until the end of the year.
Dilshan has assumed the roles on an interim basis after Kumar Sangakkara made way following the 2011 World Cup but he has now been appointed on a more permanent basis.