A classic century by the top order batsman, Phillip Hughes, assisted by a disciplined bowling helped Australia to win the 5th ODI and level the series.
Australia beat Sri Lanka in the third and final Test, made a clean sweep of 3-0 as the match ended on the fourth day with a minor resistance from the visitors.
The formidable Australian side is heading towards a 3-0 series win against the visiting Sri Lanka who has secured an overall lead of 87 with three wickets left.
The ambitious Lankan Lions got back into the match while taking six top wickets of the Kangaroos with a minimum lead as three home batsmen scored fifties.
The pace attack of Australia once again ruled the opening day by dismissing Sri Lanka besides courageous fifties from Lahiru Thirimanne and Mahela Jayawardene.
The dejected captain of Sri Lanka, Mahela Jayawardene, has urged his batsmen to hit back again and negotiate the rival bowling with courage if they want to win.
The Sri Lankan bowlers were at the mercy of the Australian batsmen who piled up enough runs with plenty of batting left on the opening day of the first Test.
Rangana Herath mesmerized the visiting New Zealand in the opening Test by grabbing 11 wickets as Sri Lanka won the one sided game with plenty of time left.
Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews batted excellently on the second day which belonged to the bowlers as 10 wickets fell and the match was evenly balanced.
Sri Lanka made use of the wet conditions and beat the visiting New Zealand as Duckworth/Lewis method was applied in the rain affected encounter of the series.