Australia raced to a seven-wicket win and condemned Scotland to a sixth straight defeat in the final World Cup Pool A game
Mitchell Starc took 4-13 and Pat Cummins 3-42 to bowl Scotland out for 130 in 25.4 overs in Hobart.Michael Clarke, promoted up the order, hit 47 as Australia won with 34.4 overs to spare after a 90-minute rain delay.
They face a quarter-final against Pakistan or Ireland, who meet on Sunday, in Adelaide on 20 March
Australia captain Clarke said: “We had one little hiccup against New Zealand, but now it’s the knockout stages.”We need to play at our best and I think if we do, we can win.”
The final placings of teams in Pool A of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 were confirmed today following Australia’s win over Scotland in the last match in this pool in Hobart on Saturday.
The result means New Zealand has topped Pool A, followed by Australia (second), Sri Lanka (third) and Bangladesh (fourth).