Australia, Pakistan qualify for Super Eights
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Australia moved into the second round Super Eights defeating Bangladesh by 27 runs with eight balls to spare here at the Kensington Oval.
Pakistan also qualified for the next stage as Bangladesh collapsed for 114 runs against Australia.
Chasing 142, Bangladesh were in difficult situation right through their innings as their top order failed to make runs.
However, captain Shakib Al Hasan (28) and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (24) added 48 runs to take their team out of trouble but after both were out wickets fell regular intervals and the whole team is out for 141 runs in 18.4 overs.
Left-arm fast bowler Dirk Nannes captured four for 18 while Steven Smith and David Hussey claimed two wickets each.
Earlier, Michael Hussey revived Australia''s innings after they collapsed against Bangladesh.
Australia, who slumped to 65 for six inside 13 overs, finished on 141 for six here on Wednesday after a stand of 74 between Hussey, unbeaten on 47 and Steven Smith (27). Hussey faced 29 balls with a six and four fours
They were the only two Australia batsmen to make more than 16 as their side collapsed in the face of disciplined bowling by a Bangladesh side coached by Jamie Siddons, a former South Australia team-mate of Aussie coach Tim Nielsen.