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Summary

  1. India beat Zimbabwe by six wickets
  2. Zimbabwe 287: Taylor 138 in final ODI
  3. India 288-4 (48.4): Raina 110*, Dhoni 85*
  4. Australia beat Scotland by seven wickets
  5. Scotland 130: Machan 40; Starc 4-14
  6. Australia 133-3 (15.2): Clarke 47

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By Phil Dawkes, James Gheerbrant and Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye!

Time to bid you farewell. We now know six of the eight sides who will be duking it out in the knockout stages of this tournament. Join us tonight at 21:30 GMT, when we will find out the identity of the final two quarter-finalists - with West Indies taking on UAE and Ireland meeting Pakistan. See you then!

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Jay: Knew about sync diving. Had never heard about sync cricketing

There was 15 seconds between James Faulkner's six landing on the banking in Hobart to win the game for Australia and India captain MS Dhoni smashing his match-winning six into a similar area of the ground in Auckland.

James Faulkner and David Warner
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So, a good, professional win for Australia, who never gave Scotland a sniff in that match. They began well with a superb display of fast bowling from Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, aided by some unnecessarily risky shots from Scotland's batsmen.

They were always going to go hard at that small target, especially with rain around, and David Warner and James Faulkner showed briefly how destructive they can be, while Michael Clarke got some much-needed time at the crease.

Not the way Scotland would have wanted to sign off. They've had a good tournament, but their resolve with the bat deserted them today. Still, they bow out with heads held high, not least Josh Davey and Matt Machan.

Player reaction

Preston Mommsen
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Scotland captain Preston Mommsen: "We knew it was always going to be a tough game for us, and unfortunately it wasn't to be. We take a huge amount of positives from the past six games, and we leave the World Cup a better team. We're very proud of Josh Davey - taking 15 wickets is an awesome achievement. Our focus now turns to qualifying for the World T20."

Australia captain Michael Clarke: "Our bowlers did a great job to bowl Scotland out, and our batters put the team first. It's always nice to win - I don't think there's any better preparation than winning. He 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."

So, defending champions India finish their group unbeaten and go through as Pool B winners. They will face Bangladesh in the quarter-finals. Australia have sealed second in Pool A and will play either Ireland or Pakistan, who play each other tomorrow.

Player reaction

Man of the match Suresh Raina, who scored 110 not out against Zimbabwe: "I had a good partnership with MS Dhoni. We lost wickets early on but what we did was really good. When my team needed me most I needed to deliver. I needed to be positive and be smart, especially in powerplays. Me and MS have played a lot of matches together and finished a lot of matches together."

Suresh Raina
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Player reaction

Australia man of the match Mitchell Starc: "It was important for us to put on a polished performance. It's a big game for us in the quarter-final and we're raring to go, the boys are looking forward to the back end. I've been working hard on my bowling with Craig McDermott and now it's about continuing that."

Mitchell Starc
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India beat Zimbabwe by six wickets

Raina guides the ball to long-off for a single off Panyangara. Eight needed from 10 balls. Chakabva then does superbly to dive and prevent a boundary and keep India to two runs. Six to win. Panyangara goes short, Dhoni goes big and India win in grand style.

MS Dhoni
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Australia beat Scotland by seven wickets

Well, that was quick. Australia, clearly keen not to allow the weather to have any more impact on proceedings, have polished off the remaining 27 runs in two overs. Faulkner hits the winning runs with a big six over midwicket.

A comprehensive win which seals second place in Pool A, and sets up a semi-final against the third-placed side in Pool B.

Australia v Scotland update

Kablammo! Warner slugs Davey over midwicket for a ginormous six! And he follows with a powerful swipe into the leg side which beats the sliding fielder on the rope. Just seven needed now.

David Warner
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Ind 279-4 (Target 288)

Zimbabwe are crumbling. Chatara bowls two wides in an over that goes for eight and moves India closer to the win. They need nine runs from 12 balls.

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Australia v Scotland update

Australia have sent David Warner out to bat. He's in a hurry. He whacks the first two balls after the resumption for six and four. James Faulkner is out there with him, and he gives Josh Davey some treatment with two powerful fours. Just 17 needed for Australia now - they could be done before India at this rate!

Game on in Hobart

We have play between Australia and Scotland. We'll bring you updates of that while we see it through to the close here in Auckland.

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Ind 271-4

Dhoni has had enough. He claims his first six by opening his shoulders and smashing the ball straight down the ground. He then dispatches a full toss through backward square for four. The fat lady is singing for Zimbabwe.

MS Dhoni
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Dropped catch

More agony for Zimbabwe. Raina lofts a drive off Mupariwa towards long-off and is dropped just above the ground by the man running in from the boundary.

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"This is the highest fifth-wicket partnership for a team batting second in a World Cup game. Previous highest was 149 by Brendan Taylor & Sean Williams for Zimbabwe v Ireland at Hobart last week."

Ind 256-4

Raina continues to push India towards victory with a pull from a poor short ball from Chatara that races away to the fine leg boundary. The batsman gets lucky later in the over, though, as Dhoni flicks the ball to backward square and sets off, leaving Raina well short of his ground at the striker's end from the fielder's throw. Fortunately for India, the ball misses the stumps.

Back in Hobart...

Good news everyone! Except maybe Scotland fans. The covers are coming off at the Bellerive Oval and play between Scotland and Australia is due to resume in around five minutes' time, with no overs lost.

We're going to keep you posted on both matches, but our main focus will remain on India v Zimbabwe until the conclusion of this match.

Kalika Mehta

BBC Sport in Auckland

"The crowd have gone absolutely ballistic after seeing Suresh Raina complete his first World Cup century. This is the first game India have been truly tested and the crowd have responded by being louder than in any of the first five matches. They're convinced this game is going their way and their nervous tension from 10 overs ago seems to have disappeared."

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

"I think when Zimbabwe look back at this, they will say we probably didn't get enough runs, and then they will say we probably need to develop slightly better bowlers to really test teams."

Ind 249-4 (Dhoni 57, Raina 101)

Zimbabwe's belief is starting to evaporate now. Mupariwa bowls a wide down leg to gift India another run and the body languge of Taylor in throwing the ball back reeks of defeat. This has been a really impressive run-chase from India. They have had a moment or two of luck but they haven't thrown the bat at it, they've taken the singles when they can and hit the bad ball. They've simplified it to perfection.

100 for Raina

Raina brings up a superb century with a flick to the fine-leg boundary for four and a quick single with a push to cover. It is his fifth in ODIs. His last came against England at Cardiff in August 2014.

Suresh Raina
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Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"Raina's fourth six today, in the 42nd over, was number 373 of the tournament. The next one (374) will be the most in a World Cup. There were 373 in 2007."

Pommie Mbangwa

Ex-Zimbabwe seamer on BBC Test Match Special

"It's comfortable now for India. It's the same sort of problems for Zimbabwe - when it comes the bowling in the last part of the innings, it's been difficult for them all through the tournament."

Ind 240-4 (Target 88)

Queen's 'We Will Rock You' blares out in Auckland. India are doing just that as Dhoni finds another boundary with a late steer from Chatara down to the rope at third man. The bowler then chucks in a near chest-high full bunger, which Dhoni pulls for four and is also called a no ball. India are firmly in control now.

Dhoni 50

Ind 226-4

Raina has had one big let-off this innings (courtesy of being dropped by Masakadza) but he is looking totally dominant now. He waits for a shortish ball from Mupariwa and plays a lovely, delicate steer for four down to the third-man boundary. His partner Dhoni brings up his 50 (another calm, composed captain's knock - his 57th ODI half-century) with a single. The over goes for nine, but it could have been worse had a man not been backing up the wildest of throws from Chakabva. I think he was aiming for Taylor behind the stumps, but it is difficult to be sure.

Pommie Mbangwa

Ex-Zimbabwe seamer on BBC Test Match Special

"MS Dhoni is a master at managing how the chase goes. I think these two will get this at 9 an over, but another wicket would really put India under pressure."

Ind 217-4 (Dhoni 48, Raina 82)

Zimbabwe could really do with a wicket and they almost get it as Masakadza beats the outside edge of Raina, who is out of his ground but survives when stood-up keeper Taylor fails to gather and stump him. Raina makes Zimbabwe suffer with a drive through cover for four and then a pull to cow corner for six. India are holding their nerve, playing proper cricket shots and are well-set for a final charge for victory.

Ind 204-4 (Target 288)

Raza gifst another boundary to Dhoni with a full ball that the Indian skipper hammers through long leg for four. It takes India past the 200 mark. 84 runs needed. 54 balls to get them in.

MS Dhoni
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Kalika Mehta

BBC Sport in Auckland

"A bit of old school 'Unbelievable" by EMF from the Eden Park DJ accompanies that maximum. The crowd are on their feet as they sense a momentum shift toward India during the powerplay.

"The dhols have begun beating again and Brendan Taylor is finding it increasingly hard to be heard by his troops from behind the stumps as the noise levels continue to rise."

Meanwhile, in Hobart...

We're hearing some good news (particularly if you are Australian)... the rain has stopped in Hobart. There will have to be a big clean-up operation but we could well have a conclusion to that game soon.

Pommie Mbangwa

Ex-Zimbabwe seamer on BBC Test Match Special

"It's about holding one's nerve. India can just sense that if they press a bit, they can shift things in their favour, but if the bowling side are steely enough, they can get a wicket."

Suresh Raina
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Ind 197-4 (Raina 70, Dhoni 40)

Another bowling change sees Tinashe Panyangara return. Raina takes no prisoners by hammering his first ball way beyond the rope at mid-wicket. Tinashe digs in and (barring a wide) concedes just five more runs, one of which brings up the 100th run of what could well be the partnership that wins this game for India.

Bryan Waddle

BBC Test Match Special

"There was a time when eight an over would have been seen as a really difficult chase, but not now, especially as the fielding restrictions have changed in the final ten overs."

Ind 184-4

Things are tense for both fielding and batting side out there. Dhoni prods one straight to point and there is clearly no run but he sets off in response to Raina's call before having to scamper back. The captain makes it clear that his partner needs to sharpen up with some illustrative hand gestures. Tawanda Mupariwa is the bowler (Zimbabwe really are chopping and changing at the moment) and he does really well to keep India to just two runs.

Ind 182-4 (Target 288)

Comedy fielding from Zimbabwe gifts India a boundary as Dhoni cuts one from the returning Tendai Chatara to backward point, where the fielder dives and tips the ball past the onrushing man from third man and down to the rope. Raina follows that up by latching on to a tame short ball and pulling it over fine leg for another four. 12 runs in total from a very good over for India.

Ind 170-4 (Raina 55, Dhoni 30)

Raina has had his reprieve and he is making Zimbabwe pay for it. Tinashe Panyangara (who has two wickets already in this innings) returns and the batsman drives his first ball past long off for four. The bowler responds well, though, and concedes just a trio of singles. India are simmering at the moment. They are surely about to whack the hob up a couple of notches.

Ind 163-4 (Run-rate 4.52, required 8.92)

The ground is still reverberating with the aftermath of that dropped catch by Hamilton Masakadza. The powerplay is here and starts tamely as Dhoni struggles to get Tawanda Mupariwa away for four balls after a Raina single. Dhoni ends the over well, though, with a smart flick through backward point for four.

Meanwhile in Hobart....

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