We have to go right back to the beginning of last week to find the winner of this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. On the final day of the second Test between Australia and South Africa in Adelaide, Faf du Plessis, on debut, played the innings that may well come to define his career.
It is from the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka that this week's winner comes. There were many fine performances from players on either side, but it is Kieran Powell's twin hundreds that just clinch it.
The 22 year-old from the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis became only the second West Indian opener, after Gordon Greenidge, to hit hundreds in both innings of a Test match.
Left-arm-spinner Rangana Herath and debutant opener Dimuth Karunaratne played the starring roles as Sri Lanka wasted little time in wrapping up a ten-wicket win over New Zealand in the opening Test in Galle.
Herath took six for 43 to bundle the Black Caps out for 119 in their second innings before Karunaratne's unbeaten 60 made light work of a victory target of 93 on just the third day of the match.
Experienced all-rounder and former captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's opening Test against New Zealand with a back injury.
He missed the final two One-Day Internationals with the same problem which has not cleared up sufficiently for him to play.
It is Jacques Kallis who wins this week's award. He ended day one against Australia on 84 and turned that into 147 on day three following a second day washout. His innings helped South Africa make 450 in their first innings.
There was unfortunately little surprise in store at Hambantota, where the fifth and final One-Day International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned.
After 28.3 overs, Sri Lanka had struggled to make 123 for eight when the rain set in, and despite inspections being scheduled, that was as far as the game got, meaning Sri Lanka claimed the series 3-0.
Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chadimal and Kumar Sangakkara ensured that New Zealand's meagre total of 131 for eight off 32 overs wasn't enough to win the fourth ODI.
Nuwan Kulasekara and Jeevan Mendis had been the visitors' chief tormentors, sharing five wickets and making the most of some helpful bowling conditions.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look ahead to the Test series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Sri Lanka have named a 15-man squad for the series which gets underway in Galle on 17th November, calling up uncapped 19-year-old Tharindu Kaushal.
Chamara Kapugedera has been drafted in to Sri Lanka's squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against New Zealand as a replacement for Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Dilshan shrugged off back pain to score a match-winning century in the third match but has subsequently been advised to rest and will miss the end of the series.
Sri Lanka have included uncapped off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal in a 15-man Test squad ahead of the two-match series against New Zealand.
Despite not having yet played a first-class, one-day or Twenty20 game aside from Under-19 internationals, 19-year-old Kaushal, was also named in the One-Day International squad but is yet to feature.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back at the third One-Day International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Pallekele.
While the world's eyes were trained on America's choice of President and subsequent return to office of Barack Obama, these two sides - who have played series in USA in the past - played out a thrilling 33 overs per side match having, taking advantage of a break in the weather.
A fine century by Tillakaratne Dilshan guided Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in a rain-reduced third One-Day International in Pallekele.
Chasing a Duckworth/Lewis adjusted target of 197 in 33 overs, Dilshan and Angelo Mathews put on an unbroken fourth-wicket stand worth 127 to win the game with 11 balls to spare.
New Zealand pair Andrew Ellis and Ross Taylor have spent time in hospital in Sri Lanka after showing signs of dehydration and symptoms of gastro-enteritis.
Although Taylor managed to play - and score 72 - in the second One-Day International in Pallekele, Ellis was too unwell to be selected.
New Zealand and Sri Lanka finally got onto the field to get their ODI series underway, but it was the Black Caps who were left ruing the rain when it did arrive as it meant Sri Lanka were victors by 14 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method.
The second and third One-Day Internationals between New Zealand and Sri Lanka have been shifted from Colombo to Pallekele due to adverse weather forecasts.
Prevailing weather and ground conditions paint a gloomy forecast for play in Colombo and the teams will remain in Pallekele, where the opening two games of the tour were both washed out.
The first One-Day International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled in Pallekele.
Persistent rain in the area prevented the match from getting underway and no attempt to even hold a coin toss was made such were the conditions.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back on the Twenty20 International between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Pallekele.
The match was unfortunately first delayed, and then abandoned due to rain although in the 16 overs of play that was possible, Sri Lanka laid down a marker ahead of the One-Day International series that begins soon after.
New Zealand's tour of Sri Lanka got off to a soggy start as the only Twenty20 International was abandoned due to rain in Pallekele.
After a delayed start and interruptions during the game, New Zealand limped to 74 for seven in 14 overs and Sri Lanka had completed just two overs of their run chase when the rain returned to finally end the contest.
New playing conditions for Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 International cricket will come into effect for the first time during New Zealand's tour of Sri Lanka.
They play a Twenty20 International on 30th October ahead of five ODIs and two Tests, where the new playing conditions will be used following International Cricket Council (ICC) Board approval.
Former Sri Lankan pace bowler Chaminda Vaas will link up with New Zealand and work as a specialist bowling coach during their Test series in his home country.
New Zealand play a Test apiece in Galle and Colombo in Novemeber with Vaas set to assist full-time bowling coach Shane Bond.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look at Angelo Mathews as the new Sri Lankan Twenty20 International captain.
He replaces Mahela Jayawardene and already has some experience of captaincy having led Sri Lanka twice before and captained during the Sri Lankan Premier League - SKPL. He will lead the side against New Zealand in a one-off Twenty20 International although absent will be Jayawardene and his vice-captain Lasith Malinga.
Sri Lanka have named a 15-man squad for the first three One-Day Internationals against New Zealand in a series that gets underway on 1st November.
Uncapped off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been included the squad despite yet to play a first-class, one-day or Twenty20 match outside of Under-19 internationals.
Nuwan Kulasekara will assume the vice-captaincy of the Sri Lankan Twenty20 International team as Lasith Malinga and Mahela Jayawardene are rested for the one-off game against New Zealand in Pallekele on 30th October.
New captain Angelo Mathews will take charge of the team while Ajantha Mendis is not included in the 13-man squad due to injury.
All-rounder Angelo Mathews has been named as Sri Lanka's new Twenty20 International captain, replacing Mahela Jayawardene.
Jayawardene resigned from Twenty20 International cricket following the defeat to the West Indies in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 in Colombo.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have unveiled former speedster Shane Bond as the man to replace Damien Wright as their new bowling coach.
Bond, 37, played for New Zealand in 18 Tests, 18 One-Day Internationals and 20 Twenty20 Internationals before retiring in 2010 with a reputation as one of the best fast bowlers New Zealand have ever produced.
Leg-spinner Todd Astle is the most notable inclusion in New Zealand's 15-man Test squad for their forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
The limited-overs squad bares a strong resemblance to the one selected for the ICC World Twenty20, with Dan Vettori, Doug Bracewell and Martin Guptill the three to miss out from the squad that were knocked out at the super eight stage.
New Zealand will play a Twenty20 Internationals, five One-Day Internationals and two Tests matches in Sri Lanka between 30th October and 29th November.
Galle and Colombo will host the Tests at the end of the month-long tour, which begins with the one-off Twenty20 match in Pallekele on 30th October.