Trent Johnston marked his final international match before retirement by hitting 62 off 32 balls and then taking three for 34 as Ireland beat Afghanistan in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.
Mitchell Johnson shrugged off the usual taunts from the Barmy Army, England fans and journalists alike to intimidate the tourists into submission. He returned match figures of nine for 103 as Australia bullied England.
It doesn't happen often, but Rohit Sharma has retained the Cricket World Player of the Week award that he won last week for his 209 in the deciding ODI against Australia courtesy of the 177 that he hit for India in their comprehensive Test win over the West Indies.
James Faulkner smashed 30 from a single over from Ishant Sharma to get the whole cricket world talking and help Australia edge ahead in the a series many thought they would comfortably lose against the world champions at home.
Afghan fast-bowler Hamid Hassan is the runaway winner of this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. The flamboyant 26 year-old returned the excellent figures of 20-6-34-9 across the three internationals that Afghanistan played last week.
Younus Khan edges his Pakistan team-mate Saeed Ajmal out to earn the award. His unbeaten 200 in the first Test against a resilient Zimbabwe finally helped his side take control after an evenly-matched first three days in Harare.
Stuart Broad and Heather Knight each put in performances that must rank as high as anything they have achieved in their careers during their respective Ashes series and are named as joint players of the week.
No one player stands out when considering the identity of this week's Cricket Word Player of the Week award winner. However, three men emerge as the main contenders.
Chris Gayle and Matt Machan both hit hundreds for their respective sides, while Sunil Narine took four for 40 to bamboozle Sri Lanka's batsmen in the Tri-Nation series in the Caribbean.
Ashwin was virtually unplayable on a dry, turning pitch at Edgbaston and delivered his four overs at a cost of 15 runs, as well as collecting two wickets. In the semi-final against Sri Lanka he had also bowled well, returning figures of three for 48 from his 10 overs.