Australia Women took an outright 3-1 Rose Bowl Series win over New Zealand as they took victory in the fourth and final One-Day International in Sydney.
The closest of all four matches was decided in the final over when New Zealand closed on 260 for eight in reply to Australia's 267 for eight.
A look back at the final day of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Hobart. Australia won the game by 137 runs as Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc shared nine wickets in Sri Lanka's second innings, Australia taking six wickets in the final session to clinch a hard-fought victory.
Australia have called up uncapped fast bowler Jackson Bird and recalled Usman Khawaja to cover for injuries ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Melbourne.
Ben Hilfenhaus has been ruled out with a side strain and although captain Michael Clarke is in the squad, a hamstring strain picked up in the opening Test in Hobart, means his participation at the M.C.G is in doubt.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has moved quickly to quash media reports of ball tampering during the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Hobart.
ICC Elite Panel match referee Chris Broad issued a statement confirmed that no charges would be laid against any of the players.
Australia completed a 137-run win over Sri Lanka on the final day of the first Test in Hobart to go 1-0 up in their three-match series but only after Sri Lanka took the game into the final hour.
Set 393 to win, the tourists were bowled out for 255 and their wait for a Test win on Australian soil goes on as Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle took nine of the 10 wickets to fall with the last six coming in the final session.
Meg Lanning hit the quickest century by an Australian to power her side to a nine-wicket victory over New Zealand Women in the third One-Day International in Sydney.
Lanning's 103 in 50 balls eased Australia past a 178-run target and the victory means they have retained the Rose Bowl with one game remaining.
On the back of his accomplished half-century on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Hobart, Australia's Phil Hughes has set his sights on becoming Australia's first choice number three batsman.
David Warner and Michael Clarke also scored half-centuries but Hughes top scored with 86 out of his side's total of 299 for four having been recalled to take over Ricky Ponting's spot in the squad.
Australia Women levelled their One-Day International series with New Zealand Women after winning the second game in Sydney by four wickets.
Batting first, New Zealand posted 288 for six thanks to Amy Satterthwaite's 109 but Australia passed their score in 46.4 overs after openers Meg Lanning and Rachael Haynes both scored half-centuries.
Australian captain Michael Clarke says the decision to leave Mitchell Johnson out of the team to take on Sri Lanka in the first Test in Hobart was a tough one.
With Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus back in the side, Johnson misses out as he was preferred to fellow left-armer Mitchell Starc despite enjoying an impressive comeback against South Africa in Perth.
New Zealand Women's captain Suzie Bates led her side to an eight-wicket victory in the first One-Day International against Australia Women in Sydney by scoring an unbeaten century.
Bates scored 122 not out at the Sydney Cricket Ground as the White Ferns overhauled a testing target of 249 with more than five overs to spare.
Sri Lanka opted for batting practice on the final day in Canberra as their tour game against Cricket Australia's Chairman's XI was drawn.
Prasanna Jayawardene (71) and Dinesh Chandimal (57) scored half-centuries, adding to a century from Tillakaratne Dilshan and 55 from Kumar Sangakkara on day two.
Phillip Hughes has been handed a recall to Australia's Test squad ahead of the three-match series against Sri Lanka as Ricky Ponting's replacement.
Ponting retired from international cricket following the third and final Test against South Africa in Perth and Hughes has beaten off competition from Usman Khawaja, Rob Quiney and Alex Doolan to fill the vacancy.
Josh Hazlewood is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a foot injury while a number of other players are also to be rested following the end of the Test series between Australia and South Africa.
Cricket Australia (CA) are taking no chances with Hazlewood, who suffered a stress fracture to his left foot last season, and after he reported soreness in the same area, he will be rested for a period of four to six weeks.
Ricky Ponting, outside of Australia at least, is a man who divides opinion. If he is clearly held in great regard by his compatriots and judging by the guard of honour and comments afterwards, South Africans, the same cannot be said for England.
Australia, India and Pakistan all made it two wins out of two at the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup on day two while Sri Lanka took their first win of the campaign.
Sri Lanka beat Nepal, who had opened their tournament strongly by beating Bangladesh. Australia beat the West Indies, hosts India proved too strong for England and Pakistan beat South Africa.
Australian captain Michael Clarke haspaid tribute to South Africa's performance during the Test series, which the Proteas won 1-0 following a 309-run win in the final Test in Perth.
Clarke scored a double-century in the series opener in Brisbane but saw his side only able draw the opening two matches, and South Africa were able to take advantage at the WACA.
Ricky Ponting admits that his final outing for Australia was one of his most nerve-wracking, and that his inability to score runs under pressure was one of the main reasons why he decided to retire.
"It's been a pretty long and tough week. I know I've been more nervous, this game, than any other game I've played, just for the reason for how much it means to play for Australia and wanting to finish the right way," he said.
Opening batsman Ed Cowan has been added to Australia's contracted list of players for the 2012/13 season after playing enough matches to earn an upgrade.
Cowan, 30, has played 10 Tests since making his debut last season, scoring one century and four half-centuries, including 53 during the recent third Test against South Africa in Perth.
South Africa handed Australia a 309-run thrashing on day four of the third and final Test in Perth to remain at the head of the ICC Test rankings.
Their position had been in doubt in the early part of the match but they came back strongly and dismissed Australia for 322 on the final day having asked them to chase 632 to win.