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Steven Smith secures a narrow win for Australia

Steven Smith's unbeaten 95-ball 102 helped Australia narrowly beat England, by three wickets, with one ball remaining, in the fourth ODI of the Carlton Mid Tri-series played in Hobart on Friday.

Steven Smith pulls one away, Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Hobart, January 23, 2015

Steven Smith' ton on Friday is his third ODI century from his past ten matches  •  Getty Images

Steven Smith's unbeaten 95-ball 102 helped Australia narrowly beat England, by three wickets, with one ball remaining, in the fourth match of the Carlton Mid ODI Tri-series played in Hobart on Friday.
Smith had won the toss and pressed England in to bat first. It was a decision that he would rue for most of the English innings, as openers Ian Bell and Moeen Ali put Australia's bowlers to task.
The duo added 103 runs for the first wicket, before Ali departed for a well-made 46. Bell continued his rich vein of form and played impressively throughout his innings. He hit 15 fours and one six in his 141, his highest ever ODI score.
Bell and Joe Root's heroics helped the tourists post an impressive 303 in their 50 overs. Australia's openers, Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh, got their side off to a solid 76-run start. Moeen finally broke the stand in the 12th over.
Australia lost Marsh and Cameron White in quick succession shortly after. But their departure didn't affect their side's tempo. Smith combined with Glenn Maxwell first, then with James Faulkner and finally with Brad Haddin to take his side home with a ball to spare.
Australia's captain hit six fours and one six in his match-winning innings. He finally walked off unbeaten on 102 from 95 balls - his third ODI century from his past ten matches - and collected another Man-of-the-Match award for his effort.
"It's nice to get a few runs again tonight and get the boys over the line. A lot of credit has to go to our bowlers for how they bowled in the last 20 overs to keep them down to 300," Smith said.
"They are very good at how they bowl at the end and have clear plans, hopefully they can keep that up in the World Cup. 300 was probably a good score for us to chase in the end. I'll never forget this summer. I've really enjoyed it, I've just got to try and keep going and score runs while I'm going well. I thought Haddin really took the pressure off me in the end today. Outstanding. We let it go a little bit later than we would have liked to but Starc came in at the end and put away the first ball. I can't wait to get out at Sydney and play another game at my home ground."