Player of the Match
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628dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Starc's four dismantles Scotland

Rain kept Australia nervous during a two-hour delay, more nervous than Scotland who's innings lasted only half an hour longer

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
47(47) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 0 13 0 13 0 14 6
MW Machan
40(35) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 8 7 9 0 11

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Starc
O4.4
M1
R14
W4
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PJ Cummins
O7
M1
R42
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

8.00pm That's all from us for this game. Do tune in for tomorrow's matches and the rest of the World Cup too, and keep sending in your comments. Until next time, good night!

Michael Clarke: "Fortunately we got enough time, credit to the way the boys played. It's always nice to win. I don't think there's any better preparation for a quarterfinal. We had one little hiccup against New Zealand, but the boys are excited and looking forward to the quarterfinals. [Twitter question - can Australia go all the way?] We're about to find out. Three games, if we play our best, we can win. If we don't, we'll be on the couch watching."

Preston Mommsen: We knew it was always going to be a tough game. We wanted to stand up to the challenge. We take a huge amount of positives from the past six games. The more we've played, the better we've gotten. We leave the World Cup a much stronger team. As a team we're very proud of [Davey's] achievements, he can hold his head high. Our focus now shifts to the World T20 qualifiers, hopefully we'll be able to qualify."

Rohit: "To AUSinCH: If Aus and Ind both get past the quarterfinals, then they will meet in the semifinals."

Mitchell Starc is the Man of the Match (Brendon Julian calls him Mitch Johnson by mistake): "We're done and dusted with the group stages. We're looking forward to the knockouts. I've been working at [my bowling] quite hard with Craig McDermott since the one-day series in Zimbabwe. Look forward to continue with [my form] through the back-end [of the World Cup]."

AUSinCH: "That near-simultaneous finish is an omen! Australia will scrape past India in the final. ;) "

7.45pm Rain kept everyone on their toes in what was otherwise one of the most one-sided matches of this World Cup. At the end of it, Australia seal second place in Group A. Scotland end their third World Cup still searching for their first win.

15.2
6
Leask to Faulkner, SIX runs, full and wide and Faulkner finishes with a six, slog-swept over the midwicket boundary, seconds before Dhoni finishes with a six in Auckland
15.2
1w
Leask to Faulkner, 1 wide, fired down the leg side again, too wide for Faulkner to connect with the sweep
15.1
2lb
Leask to Faulkner, 2 leg byes, length ball down the leg side. Looks for the sweep, misses, rolls off his pad towards fine leg

Australia need 7, India need 9. Leask comes on to bowl his offspin from around the wicket

END OF OVER:
15 | 20 Runs | AUS: 124/3 (7 runs required from 34.4 overs, RR: 8.26, RRR: 0.20)

  • David Warner21 (6b)
  • James Faulkner10 (4b)
  • Josh Davey5-1-38-1
  • Iain Wardlaw5-0-57-1
14.6
0
Davey to Warner, no run, yorker on off stump, Warner can only poke it back to the bowler
14.5
4
Davey to Warner, FOUR runs, low full-toss on off stump, and he clears his front leg and swipes it away into the leg side. Machan, sliding to his left from long-on, makes an absolute mess of it
14.4
6
Davey to Warner, SIX runs, full-toss outside off, and he opens his hips up to slug that away over the straight midwicket boundary

Out for Naught

12

Number of ducks by Scotland batsmen in this World Cup. Most by any team.

Aus v ?

2

Points needed by Australia to get to second position in Group A. Anything less than that would mean they end up third and play SA in the quarters.