Australia won the third Test against Sri Lanka by five wickets to complete a 3-0 series victory on the fourth day of the Sydney Test.

In a fitting end, retiring Australian Michael Hussey was in the middle when Mitchell Johnson scored the winning runs and Australia completed the whitewash over the visitors.

With just 141 to get to clinch the series, the Australian batsmen went about their business and won the game by five wickets.

Sri Lankans, looking for their first Test win in Australia, were hoping to cause an upset and even dismissed five Australian batsmen in the second essay, but the target was too little for the Sri Lankan bowlers to make a match of it.

In the end, Australia won the game by five wickets