Steve Smith delighted after Australia secured victory over England

Steve Smith was delighted to score yet another century as Australia beat England by three-wickets in Hobart on Friday.

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Steve Smith was pleased to extend his sensational form with the bat on Friday as his maiden one-day international century as captain guided Australia to a three-wicket win over England.

Having been set 304 to win in Hobart, Smith struck a 95-ball 102 not out to secure the victory and maintain Australia's 100 per cent record in the tri-nation series, which also involves reigning world champions India.

Smith was ably supported by Glenn Maxwell (37), Brad Haddin (42) and James Faulkner (35) in their run chase, but it was his controlled innings that shone in the middle order for the hosts.

The 25-year-old has now scored 1,199 runs in his last 10 matches for Australia in all competitions, with six centuries and four fifties, and he hopes that he can maintain that heading into next month's Cricket World Cup.

"I feel good at the moment, hopefully it keeps up for me," he said in his post-match interview.

"It's nice to get a few runs again tonight and get the boys over the line. I've just got to try and keep going and score runs while I'm going well.

"I'm just happy the way the boys and playing, we're winning games and that's the most important thing."

While Smith's heroics with the bat gave Australia their third win in as many games in the series he was quick to praise the efforts of his bowlers.

England looked on course to set a total of around 350 with 10 overs remaining, however they were restricted to making just 59 more, for the loss of six wickets.

Smith added: "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.

"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."

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