Australia seal ODI series victory

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 - 10:45

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Shane Watson hit a brutal century as Australia beat England by 49 runs in the final one-day international to win the series 2-1.

 

His 107-ball 143, allied to Michael Clarkes 75, propelled Australia to 298 all out on a true Southampton surface.

 

Ben Stokes took 5 for 61 and debutant Chris Jordan 3 for 51 for England.

 

But the hosts managed only 249, with Ravi Boparas 62 the highest score as Mitchell Johnson claimed 2 for 21 from 10 overs and James Faulkner 3 for 38.