Australia win Carlton Mid ODI Series

02 Feb 2015

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Australia will head into the World Cup with a head of steam after claiming the Carlton Mid ODI Series with a convincing 112-run win over England in the Final.

A career-best 95 and figures of 4-46 handed Glenn Maxwell man-of-the-match honours.

Mitch Marsh (60) combined with Maxwell for a 141-run stand in the middle stages of the innings before James Faulkner tore into the English bowling attack.

Faulkner's late cameo of 50no off 34 deliveries helped carry the hosts to 8-278 after they fell to 4-60 in the 18th over.

Australia managed to dismiss England for just 166 in the 40th over, thanks to Maxwell and a fine fast bowling display from Mitchell Johnson (3-27) and Josh Hazlewood (2-13).

A dampener was put on the afternoon when Faulkner was forced from the ground midway through his third over with what looked like to be a side strain.

Australia starts its World Cup campaign with a match against England on Saturday 14 February at the MCG. Buy your tickets here.

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