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.
Sri Lanka hit back in stunning fashion to beat Australia by eight wickets in the second Commonwealth Bank Series final in Adelaide and force a deciding game.
A century from Tillakaratne Dilshan and 80 from skipper Mahela Jayawardene put them on course to chase down their target of 272 in 44.2 overs.
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.
Batsman Chamara Kapugedara has been added to Sri Lanka's squad ahead of the best-of-three Commonwealth Bank series final contest against Australia.
Kapugedara has been called up to cover for injuries for all-rounders Angelo Mathews and Tissara Perera and despite their injuries, both players are included in Sri Lanka's 14-man Asia Cup squad.
Sri Lanka beat Australia by nine runs in a thrilling final Commonwealth Bank Series group game in Melbourne to join the hosts in the best-of-three finals series.
Half-centuries from Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara helped Sri Lanka reach 238 before Australia were bowled out for 229 in reply.
Virat Kohli's astonishing unbeaten innings of 133 from just 86 balls kept India's hopes of qualifying for the CB Series finals alive by helping his side to chase down Sri Lanka's total of 320 for four with 80 balls to spare.
Australia's National Selection Panel have made just one change to the ODI squad that will contest the remainder of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series against Sri Lanka and India. They have recalled James Pattinson, who has recovered from his injury, at the expense of Ryan Harris.
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.
Australia booked their place in the finals of the Commonwealth Bank Series with an 87-run win over India in Sydney as Shane Watson celebrated a victory making his first start as Australia captain.
He was promoted to the role after Michael Clarke was unable to play due to a back injury and saw his side score 252 for nine and then dismiss India for 165.
Sri Lanka moved to the top of the Commonwealth Bank Series points table with a tense three-wicket win over Australia in Hobart. Mahela Jayawardene laid the foundations for a successful Sri Lankan run chase with an innings of 85, while Dinesh Chandimal added 80, before Thisara Perera's unbeaten 21 saw them home in the final over.
Ricky Ponting stopped short of announcing his retirement from One-Day International cricket at a hastily arranged press conference in Sydney but accepted that it was unlikely that the selectors would recall him ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
Sri Lanka continued their excellent recent form with a comfortable 51-run victory over India in the 8th match of the ongoing Commonwealth Bank tri-series in Australia. Nuwan Kulasekara (three for 40) and Thisara Perera (four for 37) were the stars with the ball for the Sri Lankans as they defended their total of 289 for six with ease.
Ricky Ponting has been dropped from Australia's One-Day International squad for the next Commonwealth Bank series matches to make way for the return of Michael Clarke and Shane Watson.
Clarke is fit again after a hamstring injury ruled him out ot the previous two matches and Watson is back in action for the first time since the tour of South Africa in late 2011.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been suspended from the next Commonwealth Bank Series One-Day International after his side were found guilty of bowling their overs too slowly during their 110-run defeat to Australia in Brisbane.
As it was India's second minor over-rate offence under Dhoni's captaincy in the last 12 months, Dhoni was given a one-match ban as well as a fine of 40 percent of his match fee.
Australia bounced back from their defeat to Sri Lanka by thrashing India by 110 runs in a comprehensive performance in the latest Commonwealth Bank Series One-Day International in Brisbane.
Half-centuries from Michael Hussey and Peter Forrest saw Australia score an imposing 288 for five and India were then blown away, dismissed for 178 as Ben Hilfenhaus took five for 33.
Michael Clarke's hamstring injury has ruled him out of Sunday's Commonwealth Bank Series One-Day International against India and he has been replaced in Australia's squad by Tasmania's George Bailey.
Ricky Ponting will lead the side once more in Clarke's absence as Australia look to get their campaign back on track following an eight-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in Sydney.
Sri Lanka threw the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International Series wide open with a dominant eight-wicket victory over Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
After Australia were dismissed for 158 and Sri Lanka set a Duckworth/Lewis-revised target of 152, captain Mahela Jayawardene led by example, scoring an unbeaten 61 to guide his side home in the 25th over to hand them a bonus point win.
Cricket Australia (CA) have confirmed that 20-year-old all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has suffered a lower-back bone stress injury and is unlikely to play again this season.
An initial scan in Sydney revealed the stress injury and he will undergo further scans in Melbourne.
Australia have added Victoria left-arm spinner Jon Holland to their One-Day International squad ahead of the Commonwealth Bank series game against Sri Lanka in Sydney tomorrow (17th February).
He will cover for fellow left-armer Xavier Doherty, who suffered back spasms during training and will be assessed by medical staff prior to the match.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news from as we look at the tied Commonwealth Bank Series One-Day International (ODI) between India and Sri Lanka in Adelaide.
India and Sri Lanka dramatically tied the latest game in the Commonwealth Bank Series of One-Day Internationals in Adelaide after Mahendra Singh Dhoni managed to gather three runs from the final ball.
After Sri Lanka posted 236 for nine, Dhoni needed four to win from the final delivery, bowled by Lasith Malinga, and after he scrambled three to finish unbeaten on 58 not out, India closed on an identical score.
Ricky Ponting is to captain Australia during the Commonwealth Bank Series One-Day International against Sri Lanka on Friday (17th February).
He will reprise the role of skipper after Michael Clarke was ruled out through a hamstring injury although he is expected to feature in Sunday's game against India.
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.
Australian captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of Australia's next Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series match against Sri Lanka.
He sustained a right hamstring strain during his side's four-wicket defeat to India in Adelaide and he may be sidelined for the match on 19th February against India in Brisbane as well as the match against Sri Lanka in Sydney on 17th February
India claimed their first One-Day International victory in Adelaide as they beat Australia by four wickets in game four of the Commonwealth Bank Series.
After Australia reached 269 for eight thanks to half-centuries from David Hussey and debutant Peter Forrest before India chased succcessfully, reaching their target with two balls to spare.
Australia have added Western Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to their squad for the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series game against India in Adelaide tomorrow (12th February).
Marsh comes into the squad as batsman Michael Hussey is rested and Ben Hilfenhaus, who replaced the injured Brett Lee, is to return to Tasmania.
Australia made it two wins out of two in the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series by holding off a late charge to beat Sri Lanka by five runs in Perth.
They had looked to be in control after reducing Sri Lanka to 180 for nine having themselves been dismissed for 231 only to almost fall prey to an ambush led by Angelo Mathews and Dammika Prasad.
India produced a nervy display to edge past Sri Lanka in the second match of the Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia. After being set a target of just 234 runs to win, it was left to a seventh wicket stand of 53 between R Ashwin (30 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (24 not out) to seal the win.
Australia have chosen Ben Hilfenhaus to replace the injured Brett Lee in Australia's One-Day International squad for the ongoing Commonwealth Bank Series against India and Sri Lanka.
Australia opened the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series by beating India by 65 runs in a rain-reduced match in Melbourne.
In a game limited to 32 overs per side, the home side made 216 for five thanks to 67 from Matthew Wade and 61 not out from David Hussey before Clint McKay returned four for 20 to dismiss India for 151 in reply.
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has been ruled out of the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series after he suffered a broken foot during the second Twenty20 International in Melbourne.
Lee was hit on the right foot during the match and although he was able to continue playing, subsequent scans have revealed a fracture of his small toe and he has been ruled out for up to six weeks.
Sri Lanka's only practice match ahead of their opening Commonwealth Bank Series fixture against India on Wednesday was abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Australia have named their 14-man squad for the first three matches of the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International Series, leaving out wicket-keeper Brad Haddin and batsman Shaun Marsh.
Queensland's Peter Forrest and Victoria's Matthew Wade are poised to make their One-Day International debuts against either India or Sri Lanka in the first round of matches.
The winds of change continue to sweep through Sri Lanka Cricket with the news that they have installed Graham Ford as their new coach.
The South African replaces Australian Geoff Marsh, who has been relieved of his duties just four months into a two-year contract.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news looking back at two major stories - Australia's fine start to the fourth and final Test against India in Adelaide and the changes sweeping through Sri Lanka Cricket.
Mahela Jayawardene will begin a second term as captain of Sri Lanka during the upcoming One-Day International tri-series in Australia.
Jayawardene captained his country between 2006 and 2009 and has been appointed to lead again after Tillakaratne Dilshan's resignation.
Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin will be returning to his roots when he captains the Prime Minister's XI against Sri Lanka in February.
Haddin grew up in Canberra and he will lead the side against the touring Sri Lankans in a one-day game at the Manuka Oval on 3rd February.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news looking at India's 17-man squad for the Twenty20 and One-Day Internationals in Australia later this year.
Coming soon after their innings-and-37-run defeat in the third Test in Perth, there is no place in the squad for Yuvraj or Harbhajan Singh while Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan and Sachin Tendulkar in a strong squad that aims to uphold India's position as world champions in ODI cricket.
India have named a 17-man squad for the two Twenty20 Internationals and One-Day International tri-series in Australia in February and March.
They play two T20s against Australia before Sri Lanka are also involved in the tri-series and the squad sees all-rounder Irfan Pathan set to tour for the first time in more than two years.
Indian swing bowler Praveen Kumar has been ruled out of the entire One-Day International series against the West Indies and the Test series in Australia.
He was originally sidelined for the first three ODIs against the West Indies with a chest problem but further scans have diagnosed a fractured rib.