Southampton, Sep 17: Australia won the One-Day International (ODI) series against England 2-1 after completing a 49-run victory over the hosts here at the Rose Bowl.
In response, England were bowled out for 249 in 48 overs with James Faulkner taking three wickets and Mitchell Johnson two.
"For a lot of people, this series did not mean a lot," captain Michael Clarke was quoted as saying by "AFP".
"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," Clarke, who won the Man-of-the-series award, added.
"I don't know whether it will have much impact on the Ashes back home but we get the flight back home tomorrow (Tuesday) a lot happier as a one-day side certainly," Clarke said.
"The Ashes is still a way away but everyone is excited about that and the players are thinking about it already, but our focus has to be on the seven ODIs in India first."
The first and the third games of the five-match series were washed out.
Australia end their tour to England on a high after losing the Ashes Test series.