James Faulkner slammed 69 runs off 47 balls as Australia beat England in a one-day cricket international to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
Australia picked batsmen Ed Cowan and Shaun Marsh and recalled bowler Ben Hilfenhaus in a 13-man squad for next week’s series-opening cricket Test against India.
Australia picked four rookies, including a spin bowler who was working as groundsman six months ago, for its three-Test cricket series in Sri Lanka starting next month.
Aaron Finch smashed a world record 156 to lead Australia to a 39-run win against England in the first of two Twenty20 cricket matches between the teams.
Australia reached 116-3 in reply to India’s first-innings 191 as fast bowlers took all 13 wickets to fall on day one of the second cricket Test in Sydney.
Shane Watson scored 143 to help Australia reach 298 in the deciding one-day cricket match against England.
Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke forecast a successful start to his tenure in Sri Lanka as his team seeks to work its way back up the Test rankings.
Centuries from Michael Hussey and Shaun Marsh helped Australia to a 237-run lead over Sri Lanka on day three of the second cricket Test in Kandy.
Shaun Marsh’s unbeaten 87 helped Australia take a 90-run lead over Sri Lanka on day two of the second cricket Test in Kandy.
Australia will be without five injured players for next week’s series-opening cricket Test against New Zealand in Brisbane.