Michael Hussey curved out of Test cricket as he leads Australia to a five wicket win over Sri Lanka, giving the Aussies side a clean sweep of the three match series.
Left-hander Hussey, playing in his 79th and last Test after announcing his international retirement, got his team over the line after the loss of five wickets on a nervous fourth day at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Michael Hussey steadying hand as Australia made hard work of running down 141 runs for victory on a turning pitch.
At the close Hussey was not out on 27, while Mitchell Johnson hit the winning run to end on one not out. Rangana Herath had earlier threatened to bowl the Sri Lankans to their first-ever Test victory in Australia at the 13th attempt. He finished with 3 for 47.
Young Australian fast bowler Jackson Bird was won the named man of the match with seven wickets and skipper Michael Clarke was picked as man of the series. Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene had his best match of the series with scores of 72 and 60 but rued his side's failure to put the Australians under pressure.
Sri Lanka were all out for 278 runs in their 2nd innings earlier in the day as Dinesh Chandimal extended the resistance, batting with the tail in a unbeaten knock of 62 off 106 balls with 11 fours.
Chandimal shared in a aggressive 41 runs last wicket stand with Nuwan Pradeep off 74 balls to give the tourists some vital extra runs and make things uncomfortable for the Australian batsmen on a turning pitch.