Australia has claimed the one-day international series against England with a 49-run win at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

A brilliant 143 off 107 balls from Shane Watson, supported by 75 from captain Michael Clarke, gave Australia a formidable total of 298.

In reply England managed 249 before being bowled out after 48 overs. Ravi Bopara top-scored for England with 62 from 66 balls.

James Faulkner took 3 for 38 and Mitchell Johnson 2 for 21.

Australia won the series 2-1 after two matches were washed out.

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