Sri Lanka survived a late Australian fightback to take a 20-run win and claim their place in the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
After half-centuries from Mahela Jayawardene and Lahiru Thirimanne had set them up for a score of 253 for eight, they needed three wickets from Nuwan Kulasekara and a brilliant caught and bowled by Tillakaratne Dilshan at the end to dismiss Australia for 233.
Australia A overcame a spirited and resilient Ireland side as well as the rain to record a comfortable 93-run victory on the final day of their first-class match in Belfast, making it two from two on their tour of the British Isles.
Nathan Lyon, who is currently the only spinner in Australia's 16-man Ashes squad, took three wickets during an impressive spell to seal victory after the start of play was delayed due to a wet outfield at Stormont.
Last week I wrote about teams filling holes (effectively or not) as the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 got underway. This week the tournament has excited and frustrated in equal measure.
We have seen some breathtaking tight finishes, wonderful individual performances but the last few days have been marred by bad weather.
Australia and New Zealand left Edgbaston disappointed after their ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Group A match was abandoned due to rain.
New Zealand were 51 for two chasing 244 to beat Australia, who are now facing an uphill task to stay in the competition at the bottom of the group.
Cricket Australia Chief Executive James Sutherland has expressed his disappointment at David Warner's behaviour last week, for which CA handed him a heavy fine and a lengthy ban.
Warner attacked England's Joe Root during a night out in Birmingham after the two sides had played at Edgbaston in the early stages of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
With the Ashes series just weeks away and places still very much up for grabs, opportunity is very much the buzz word around Stormont as Australia 'A' continue their tour of the British Isles with a four-day game against an Irish side shorn of their county cricket stars.
However, it's not just the Australians who have plenty riding on this weekend's clash but also the hosts who will hand several fringe players the chance to impress coach Phil Simmons.
Embattled Australian batsman David Warner has publicly apologised for the behaviour which led Cricket Australia to fine him and ban him earlier today (13th June).
Warner was handed a heavy fine and suspended until the Ashes begin for his unprovoked attack on England's Joe Root in Birmingham on Sunday 9th June.
David Warner has been fined and suspended from international cricket until The Ashes after pleading guilty to breaching Cricket Australia's Code of Behaviour.
He was charged with a breach of Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour when he launched an unprovoked physical attack on England's Joe Root on Sunday night in Birmingham. Root was uninjured during the attack and Warner was dropped for his side's match against New Zealand.
In the latest of our ICC Champions Trophy 2013 discussion videos, John Pennington and Chetan Narula review the latest action and look back at the tournament so far.
They discuss India's fine win over West Indies, the form of the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, assess what went wrong for Pakistan and just why Australia are also struggling.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Group A match between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston was abandoned due to rain with New Zealand on 51 for two chasing a target of 244.
Mitchell McClenaghan took four wickets for the second match in a row to restrict Australia to 243 for eight but the match was in the balance when New Zealand lost two early wickets.
Australia opening batman David Warner has been stood down from his sides ICC Champions Trophy match against New Zealand today (12th June), after being reported for breaching the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour.
The 26-year-old has been reported for breaching Rule 6: Unbecoming Behaviour after he was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with an England player in the early hours of Sunday morning.
After a loss in their opening fixture, Australia will have to pull together when they take on a confident New Zealand side in the second group game of the ICC Champions Trophy on Wednesday (12th June).
Australia proved to be no match for England as they suffered a 48-run defeat in the opener on Saturday (8th June).
Australian wicket-keeper Matthew Wade said his team are up for the challenge ahead of their second ICC Champions Trophy 2013 game against New Zealand.
They suffered a 48-run defeat to arch nemesis England in their first game of the campaign.
Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to miss the next ICC Champions Trophy fixture against New Zealand tomorrow (12th June).
Clarke missed the opening 48-run defeat to England due to a long-standing lower back injury.
Sir Ian Botham believes that Alastair Cook's England side are easily good enough to beat Australia in the upcoming Ashes Tests, both home and away.
Indeed, so confident is the hero of the famous 1981 series that he says that a 5-0 whitewash should not be out of the question and he jokes that even if the games were played on Mars, England would still win.
Following England's 48-run win over Australia in their ICC Champions Trophy 2013 opener at Edgbaston, man-of-the match Ian Bell described their performance with the ball as 'outstanding'.
Meanwhile, stand-in Australia captain George Bailey paid tribute to the way England bowled given that he thought 270 was a target his side could have chased.
Every single sports team, from your local club's junior team to the best Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 International sides in the world, go through the same processes of having to replace key players who suffer injuries, retire, or move on.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2013, falling right between two World Cups, has seen most of the competing teams without major stars - some by accident, some by design. Others, like Sri Lanka and West Indies, will soon be forced to replace some of their stalwarts.
England got their ICC Champions Trophy 2013 campaign off to a successful start when they beat Australia by 48 runs at Edgbaston.
In this cricket video review of the match, John Pennington looks back on the game, reflecting on James Anderson breaking an ODI record and just how much Australia missed their absent captain Michael Clarke.
At the halfway point, the jury was once again out surrounding the innings played by Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott, but by the time Australia had limped to 221 for nine it had very much given its verdict.
The home side's total of 269 for six proved more than enough for an Australia side seemingly still dazed from their thrashing at the hands of India in the warm-up match on Tuesday.
Earlier this week, Pakistani refuguee Fawad Ahmed was added to the Australia 'A' team which is touring the United Kingdom.
A bill to amend the Citizenship Act - which would confirm Ahmed as an Australian citizen - is expected to pass into law and he will therefore be eligible to represent Australia at full international level.