A comprehensive win for Australia in the end. South Africa reached a score they didn't look good to reach at one point, but despite reaching 146 they weren't able to contain a team in form. Watson, again, led the way and Hussey gave him superb support. Australia are in a great position to qualify for the semis, thanks to another convincing win. South Africa are not out, but much will depend on how the other results in the group go. A marquee clash of sorts this, and one more coming soon, but it turned out to be not quite a closely-fought game. We shall bring you the presentation shortly, but do read Brydon Coverdale's report here.
AB: "Very disappointed. Just frustrating when we don't click. I just can't put my finger on one thing, it went wrong everywhere. They didn't allow us to get off to a flier and we lost quite a few wickets and that didn't give us the momentum. Watson is a class player. It's not all doom and gloom, hopefully we'll win on Tuesday."
Bailey: "A tough call to make for a winning team, but Doherty really helped put South Africa on the back foot. The way Shane, Mike and Warner have been batting, chasing has gone very well for us. 146 was about par. Great start for Doherty, he was brought in to pick some early wickets against batsmen who like the ball to come on a bit more."
Another MOM award for Watson: "Nice to be able to continue to play well. I know how important my role is. It's still a hell of a long way to go. Facing Steyn and Morkel was going to be a very big challenge. I knew if we got through the first four overs, we had to take on a few other bowlers but it was going to hold momentum for the innings. Hussey stabilised the innings. The top four batsmen are the ones who win you games consistently. Hussey took the pressure off me to score."
Well, that's basically it from here. Time for another big one, India v Pakistan, shortly, at the same venue. So stay tuned in for that. Take care, be well. Cheers.
Australia have put themselves in an excellent position to go through. Hussey's played a smart knock as well. South Africa a bit down in the field today, and they couldn't afford to be given the target they were defending, that too against a batsman in form like Watson. Botha to bowl now.
Peterson's turn to bowl
Botha is back