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by Alastair Symondson Sunday 13 September 2015
Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh expressed his desire to keep contributing to team wins after picking up the man of the match award in the series clinching win in the fifth One-Day International against England at Old Trafford.
Marsh, who also picked up the man of the series award, took four wickets in the final ODI as Australia bowled England out for a paltry score of 138 runs in 33 overs.
In the five-match ODI series, Marsh stood out as the second highest wicket-taker with eight victims to his name, while scoring 134 runs from four innings at an average of 44.66.
Asserting that he was working hard on improving his bowling with the Australian bowling coach, Craig McDermott, Marsh was excited to play a part in an important win for Australia.
"My bowling is something I've been working on, firstly with Craig McDermott for a few months now.
“It's nice to be contributing to the team with the ball.
“On a wicket like that (you) just got to put the ball in the right area and hope for the mistakes.
“It was nice to contribute to the team in this sort of a game.”
During the 2015 Ashes, Marsh was not very effective with the bat, but managed to get eight victims from the three Tests he featured in.
When asked if he saw himself as a genuine all-rounder, Marsh opined that he is looking to improve his game in both the departments without worrying about external factors.
“Tough question, for me, I just want to keep improving both facets of my game and keep contributing to wins like this for Australia.
“If I can do that, hopefully the rest will take care of itself.”
Australia's win in the fifth game on Sunday at Old Trafford meant that England have now lost two back to back ODI series against their Ashes rivals on home soil.
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