Watson was delighted at his team standing up to the test after scoring just 231 against SL.
Skipper Watson was fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his players received 10-per-cent fines.
Mahela Jayawardene rued the lack of partnerships up front as they lost to Australia by 16 runs.
Mahela Jayawardene and his men have beaten Australia in three straight games.
Ishant had injured the middle finger on bowling hand during Sunday's match.
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