Nicole Bolton scored a steady century, while Ellyse Perry contributed with a breezy knock of unbeaten 77 following which Australia Women bowlers rattled Sri Lanka Women to 131 runs in a chase of 269 to complete a convincing 137-run win in the fourth One-Day International in Colombo.
After bowling Sri Lanka Women out for 102 runs in 36.5 overs, Australia Women chased down the target in 27.3 overs to register a comprehensive nine wicket victory in the third One-Day International in Colombo.
A four-wicket haul from Kristen Beams delivered a convincing 78-run victory for Australia Women in the second One-Day International against Sri Lanka Women in Dambulla as they defended a total of 254 runs and secured a place in the 2017 Women's World Cup.
A disciplined bowling performance from Australia Women dismissed Sri Lanka Women for meagre 76 runs following which the visitors managed to overhaul the total in 15.4 overs with four wickets in hand in the first One-Day International in Dambulla.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has reached a career-best third position in the ICC Twenty20 International batsman rankings after two blistering knocks against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded series.
James Faulkner and Adam Zampa picked three wickets apiece, while Glenn Maxwell scored a breezy 66 as Australia chased down 129 against Sri Lanka with four wickets in hand in the second Twenty20 International in Colombo to complete a 2-0 series victory.
The proposal of the International Cricket Council to create a two-tier system in Test cricket has been dropped after a discussion with the members in a two-day working group meeting in Dubai on Wednesday.
Sri Lankan spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake has been docked 30 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council for giving David Warner an aggressive send-off in the first Twenty20 International against Australia in Pallekele.
South African selectors have called up uncapped pacer Andile Phehlukwayo to the One-Day International squad which will take on Australia in a five-match series which gets underway at the end of this month.
Riding on Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 145, Australia posted a record total of 263 runs and restricted Sri Lanka to 178 for nine, registering a massive 86-run win in the first Twenty20 International in Pallekele.
England and Australia have increased their hold on their respective positions in the International Cricket Council One-Day International Team Rankings after comprehensive wins against Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively.
The Australian selectors have called up the pace bowling trio of Daniel Worrall, Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain for the upcoming ODI series in South Africa after opting to rest Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
A responsible century from David Warner ensured that Australia chased a target of 196 runs in 43 overs to secure a five wicket win against Sri Lanka in the fifth and final One-Day International in Pallekele which sealed their 4-1 series win.