5th ODI: Shane Watson leads Australia to series win over England

Watson smashed 143 as Australia amassed 298. England were bowled out for 249, 50 runs short of the target.

updated: September 17, 2013 08:19 IST
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Southampton: Shane Watson's century saw Australia to a 49-run win over England in the fifth one-day international at Southampton on Monday as their lengthy tour ended with a 2-1 series victory. (Scorecard | Commentary)

Watson, involved throughout in a trip that saw Australia arrive in Britain in May before their early Champions Trophy exit was followed by a 3-0 Ashes series loss, made 143 in a total of 298 all out.

Together with Australia captain Michael Clarke (75), he shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 163, on a ground where they'd both played for Hampshire, after their side had slumped to 48 for three in this day/night clash.

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