Australian fast bowler Clint McKay has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after he returned figures of five for 28 to help his side win the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series against Sri Lanka.
His haul bowled Australia to a 16-run in the decisive game and included the top-order scalps of Mahela Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal and then the final two wickets to fall.
Australia have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 16-run Commonwealth Bank Series final victory against Sri Lanka in Adelaide.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the side were one over short of their target and as such the players were fined ten percent of their match fee and captain Shane Watson's fine was doubled.
Australia came out on top of a low-scoring third and decisive Commonwealth Bank Series final against Sri Lanka, taking the series 2-1 courtesy of a 16-run win.
Batting first, Australia posted 231 as Sri Lanka produced a fine effort in the field but then slumped to 53 for four and were subsequently bowled out for 215 as Clint McKay returned his second five-wicket haul in One-Day International cricket.
Australia held off hard-charging Sri Lanka to win the first Commonwealth Bank Series final by 15 runs in Brisbane to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match contest.
An outstanding century from David Warner set up Australia's score of 321 for six but half-centuries from Upul Tharanga and Nuwan Kulasekara pushed the home side all the way before Sri Lanka were all out for 306.
It is Graeme Swann who takes this week's award. His bowling figures of three for 13 and two for 17 in the first two Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan may not immediately stand out as award-winning contributions, but put it against the performances of the other five spinners used in the series by both teams and it suddenly looks a lot better. Messrs Ajmal, Afridi and co. have taken six wickets at a combined average of 32.33 from the two matches, with Swann's haul of five wickets at an average of six far superior.
Martin Guptill is the outstanding candidate for this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. The 25-year-old hit three consecutive half-centuries in as many matches against Zimbabwe to make himself a shoo-in for the award.