Australia deserved series win: Michael Clarke

Sep 18, 2013, 01:06 IST | AFP

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 on Monday.

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

“For a lot of people, this series did not mean a lot,” Clarke said. “But to us it meant a great deal. Everyone in our dressing-room is excited, and so they should be — because we deserved this win,” the man-of-the-series added.

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Australia skipper Michael Clarke poses with the winners trophy on Monday. Pic/Getty Images

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