Australia 'deserved' ODI series win: Michael Clarke

Clarke said that after the heavy Ashes defeat, an ODI series win 'meant a great deal' to his side.

updated: September 17, 2013 09:20 IST
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Southampton: Australia captain Michael Clarke was in no doubt his side "deserved" their 2-1 one-day international series win over England after a 49-run success in their tour finale at Southampton.

Shane Watson's 143 and the all-rounder's fourth-wicket partnership of 163 with Clarke (75) took Australia to 298 on Monday, a total that might have been even greater but for 22-year-old England all-rounder Ben Stokes's ODI best five for 61 and debutant seamer Chris Jordan's three for 51,

However, Australia had more than enough runs to play with as England managed just 249 in reply before being bowled out under the Ageas Bowl floodlights.

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