Kusal Mendis hit an unbeaten 69 off 58 balls as Sri Lanka beat Australia by five wickets in the final match of the Twenty20 series.
Mendis took the guests home despite Australia staying in the contest till the final over of the game.
Sri Lanka chased down a 155-run target to taste their first victory in the tour.
Kusal Mendis held on end tight, despite the fall of wickets in regular intervals from the other end.
While Mendis carried the visitors home, skipper Dasun Shanaka’s 35 off 31 also helped the team’s cause.
Charith Asalanka, after the loss of two wickets, went after the Australian bowlers with aggressive shots but perished for a 9-ball 20 playing a premeditative shot.
Mendis was also involved in two run-outs and at 71/4 of debutants Kamil Mishara and Janith Liyanage.
Earlier, Australia slammed 58 off the last five overs to reach 154 for six at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Australia won the series 4-1, three of them convincingly.
Skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bat, but it didn’t go to plan with Australia exposed early on by some impressive Sri Lankan bowling.
They slumped to 13 for two off five overs and were just 58 for three off 10 before late fireworks from Matthew Wade (43 off 27 balls) and Daniel Sams (18 off 15) set a competitive target.