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Phil Dawkes, James Gheerbrant and Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. 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.

  3. Post update

    James Faulkner and David Warner

    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.

  4. Player reaction

    Preston Mommsen

    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."

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.

  10. 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
  11. 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.

    Listen to TMS commentary on either game via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

    Listen to TMS commentary on either game via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  14. 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
  15. 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.

  16. Post update

    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."

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Post update

    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."

  20. Post update

    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."

  21. 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.

  22. 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
  23. Post update

    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."

  24. Post update

    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."

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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
  29. Post update

    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."

  30. 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.

  31. Post update

    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
  32. 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.

  33. Post update

    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."

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. Meanwhile in Hobart....

    Cricket Scotland on Twitter: Ohh dear.. Crowd dispersing. #AUSvSCO

    Cricket Scotland tweet in Hobart

    Cheer up Scotland, this could be your first ever World Cup point!

  39. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Raina, while he does possess the ability to whack you around the park, always gives you a chance. Masakadza had time to get to it, it's not a difficult chance, it's just the occasion that's got to him. 99 times out of 100, he would hold that."

  40. Dropped catch

    Ind 158-4

    Can you believe it?! The last ball of another good Raza over draws a poor shot from Raina, who top-edges a sweep and sends the ball looping up to Hamilton Masakadza at short fine-leg. It is an absolute sitter and somehow he spills it. To a man, the Zimbabwe players have their heads in their hands. That could well be the game. That is what pressure does to a player.

    Hamilton Masakadza drops a catch
  41. Ind 151-4 (Target 288)

    Hamilton Masakadza is in to the Zimbabwean bowling attack and he starts very well, conceding just one run from five balls before spoiling it somewhat with a wide ball outside off. The bowler makes amends, though, with a straight ball that Raina flicks to leg but is unable to get a run. 137 needed from 96 balls.

  42. Post update

    Kalika Mehta

    BBC Sport in Auckland

    "The noise levels have reached new levels at Eden Park as the Indian fans try and raise their side from their slumber in middle, while the Zimbabwe fans are appreciating every effort their side are putting into thus far monumental effort in stifling the current World Champions.

    "Muscle cam provides some short lived joy for the crowd; a small Indian fans show of his young guns draw awww and cheers at same time. The sun is setting in Auckland but the crowd as gripped to their seat as the match heads towards a tense finish."

    Suresh Raina
  43. Post update

    Scott Styris

    Ex-New Zealand all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been a good disciplined performance from Zimbabwe. Other than Chatara, they've not got a lot of penetration, so they've relied on scoreboard pressure and good, tight bowling. But statistically, Zimabwe have been the worst team at the end of the innings."

  44. Ind 149-4 (Dhoni 23, Raina 44)

    The 50 partnership is up courtesy of a Raina single from Raza's first ball and Dhoni celebrates this with a four, which is gifted to him courtesy of a full toss from the bowler.

    MS Dhoni
  45. Post update

    The rain is still coming down in Hobart, where Australia are 92-3 chasing Scotland's 130. As I mentioned earlier, the cut off mark for Duckworth Lewis to come into play is 20 overs and we have only had 13.2 so far. If there is no further play it will mean both sides take a point apiece. As a result, the situation in Pool A would be that Australia finish third, behind second-placed Sri Lanka (who have the same points but have won more matches. That would probably mean Australia face South Africa in the last eight. No World Cup history between those two!

  46. Ind 141-4

    Interestingly, Zimbabwe were pretty much in exactly the same position at this stage in their innings. However, India have a master finisher at the crease in MS Dhoni, who emphasizes his class with a couple of boundaries either side of the wicket off Mire - with a pull and a then a cut.

  47. Ind 130-4 (Target 288)

    Raza does well to make up somewhat for the damage of the previous over. He mixes his spin up for pace and length and keeps India to three singles.

    Sikandar Raza
  48. Ind 126-4 (Raina 38, Dhoni 7)

    While Dhoni and Raina are at the crease, India will be hopeful of chasing down this Zimbabwe total. The latter has clearly decided he has had enough of being dictated to by the bowlers - Williams in particular. He comes down the track to successive balls and hammers both into the stands - the first over mid-wicket, the second over long-on. He then chips one dangerously, but just over a man at mid-wicket. Two more singles follow. A good over for India.

    MS Dhoni
  49. Meanwhile, in Auckland...

    We do have another game taking place at the moment between Zimbabwe and India and it is a fascinating one as well with India 110-4 in the 29th over chasing 287. Are we looking at another MS Dhoni rescue job? Let's find out...

  50. Post update

    So you know, James Faulkner was the man who came out following Watson's dismissal. We're going to have to wait to see who comes out to replace Clarke at the crease.

  51. Post update

    Brett Geeves

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think this rain will be around for a while. There's not a great deal of wind around. I think we're in a bit of trouble for the next couple of hours."

    Listen to TMS commentary on either game via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  52. It's raining

    The ground staff are on fast forward as they look to cover the pitch in quick time. The rain is pretty heavy and the sky has filled in, which is not good news for Australia. We've not had 20 overs so Duckworth-Lewis does not come in to play.

    Rain delays play
  53. WICKET

    Clarke c Leask b Wardlaw 47 (92-3)

    Australia lose another as they continue to push to beat the weather. Clarke pulls the first Wardlaw ball for four and looks to have repeated the trick second ball but Leask is in the deep and takes a superb catch low down near the boundary. And here comes the rain...

    Aus v Sco scorecard

    Michael Clarke walks from the field
  54. WICKET

    Watson c Cross b Davey 24 (Aus 88-2)

    Watson hammers one down the ground over mid-on for a one-bounce four but then goes one shot too many from Davey's last ball, dropping to sweep and top-edging a simple looping catch for Cross. Michael Clarke keeps peering to the sky with a concerned look on his face.

    Aus v Sco scorecard

    Shane Watson leaves the field
  55. India v Zimbabwe update

    Commentator's curse - after we said he was marshalling India well against Zimbabwe, Virat Kohli is bowled round his legs sweeping part-time spinner Sikander Raza for 38. India are 92-4 in the 23rd chasing 288 - captain MS Dhoni to the rescue?

    Ind v Zim scorecard

    Virat Kohli is out
  56. Post update

    Brett Geeves

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's definitely going to rain again, looking at the mountain now. It's closing in on us here. Australia need to get the runs in the next 20 minutes."

    We need 20 overs to be bowled in this innings to constitute a complete match, if Australia have not already reached their target.

  57. Aus 81-1 (Target 131)

    The Taylor v Watson sledging side-show is shelved for now as Wardlaw returns to the attack. Clarke greets him with a big six down the ground for six. Watson then lofts one over mid-off but it plugs and the batsmen can only claim two more runs. These two have clearly decided it is time to accelerate with rain closing in and the lunch break just under 40 minutes away.

  58. India v Zimbabwe update

    Suresh Raina has made an unconvincing nine not out from 21 balls but Virat Kohli is marshalling India well, he's unbeaten on 36 - and the Pool B winners are 90-3 after 22 overs chasing 288 to beat Zimbabwe.

    Listen to TMS commentary on either game via the "Live Coverage" tab.

    Ind v Zim scorecard

    Suresh Raina
  59. Aus 71-1

    Thanks very much James. Well, I can't imagine I'll be writing about this game for long. Australia are making very light work of this humble Scotland total. Clarke takes another significant chunk off the runs required with a pull through mid-on and then a cut through point for a couple of boundaries. Australia's main opponent to victory now is the weather, although at the moment - despite very grey skies - it is holding off.

  60. Aus 63-1 (Clarke 26, Watson 16)

    Shane Watson is using his feet nicely here - it looks like that good knock against Sri Lanka has given him a bit of confidence. He steps away and batters Taylor over cover point. A few verbals between batsman and bowler - with Watto appearing to offer a very polite 'Pardon?' in response to Taylor's opening salvo. A minor victory for Taylor when he gets Watson to inside-edge onto his pads, and he follows it up with some more chirp. Watto wears the look of a man who can't quite believe he is being sledged by a bowler from Scotland, and he gets the final say when he clubs Taylor down the ground for another four.

    Time for a change at the controls. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Phil Dawkes.

  61. Aus 55-1

    Oohs and aahs around the Bellerive Oval as Michael Clarke is struck, ahem, amidships. Clarke plays out a rather sedate maiden over while he recovers his composure.

  62. Aus 55-1 (run rate 6.9)

    Scotland need to follow up that Finch wicket with another breakthrough, but Michael Clarke looks in good touch here. He punches Taylor down the ground for four with an on-drive. Watson locates a similar section of the boundary rope via rather more agricultural methods, stepping away to leg and baseballing the ball back past the bowler.

    Michael Clarke
  63. Aus 45-1

    Josh Davey, who is now fourth in the wickets standings at this tournament, behind Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult and Mohammed Shami, gets his first bowl. A decent start too, as he keeps the batsmen to three no-risk singles from his first over.

  64. Post update

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Scotland are the first team to have five ducks in an innings twice in World Cup matches (they also had five v NZ earlier in this tournament).

    "But their ninth wicket partnership aggregate of 131 (avg 26.20) is the highest in this World Cup (second is Zimbabwe's 107 @ 21.40)."

  65. Aus 42-1 (Clarke 20, Watson 1)

    A look at Rob Taylor's pitch map shows he's landing the ball on a good length pretty consistently. Shane Watson might consider coming down the wicket to him later on in his innings, but for the moment he's happy to play himself in especially with such a small target on the board. Just a single, tucked into the leg side off the final ball of the over.

  66. India v Zimbabwe update

    Not plain sailing either for India in Auckland as Ajinkya Rahane has been run out - by the narrowest of margins - to leave them 71-3 after 16.3 overs needing 288 to beat Zimbabwe.

    Listen to TMS commentary on either game via the "Live Coverage" tab.

    Ind v Zim scorecard

    Ajinkya Rahane is run out
  67. Six

    Aus 41-1

    Shane Watson is the new man. Scotland briefly think they might be in business again when Michael Clarke sends one spiralling into the Hobart skies off a top-edged pull, but it travels all the way over the rope. Clarke moves on to 20 with a more convincing shot, cutting powerfully through point for four. Australia aren't hanging about here.

  68. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Finch is not going to change the way he plays. He didn't quite get to it. He looked in pretty good fettle apart from the edge early in his innings. It was not a long innings, though."

  69. WICKET

    Finch c Coleman b Taylor 20 (Aus 30-1)

    Aaron Finch's patchy tournament continues. He continues to look chancy after being dropped at slip in Taylor's last over, getting away with a very uppish stroke through the covers. He doesn't learn his lesson though, same shot next ball, again it's aerial, and Freddie Coleman takes a really sharp snag diving forward at cover. Taylor gets his revenge.

    Aus v Sco scorecard

    Aaron Finch is out
  70. India v Zimbabwe update

    Zimbabwe 287 (48.5 overs) v India 65-2 (15 overs)

    As Australia continue their mission to beat the rain, a brief update from Eden Park.

    Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are settling in well as India chase 288, following the earlier loss of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the space of the same Tinashe Panyangara over.

    India are looking to finish with a perfect record of six wins from six in Pool B before they take on (almost certainly) Bangladesh in the quarter-finals.

    Ind v Zim scorecard

    Virat Kohli
  71. Six

    Aus 21-0

    Scotland, you'll recall, aren't the first team to drop Aaron Finch early doors - England shelled him on 0 in their match, and he went on to make a century. After getting lucky in the last over, he's in the mood to make the most of that good fortune.

    First he clips Wardlaw sweetly off his pads for four, then he increases the dose with a huge maximum pulled over square leg. Yowzer. He's not done either, smashing the bowler through mid-on for another four. Australia up and running.

  72. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There is a bit of life in this pitch. We thought that when Australia were bowling on it but even Taylor and Wardlaw are getting something out of it. Scotland are buzzing around. This is their last foray so they have clearly decided to show they can perform. There has been plenty of energy so far. How long that lasts we will see."

  73. Dropped catch

    Aus 7-0 (Clarke 5, Finch 2)

    Left-armer Rob Taylor takes the new ball at the other end. And he should have had a wicket with his second ball! He gets one to nip away and square Finch up, it takes the shoulder of the bat but evades the grasp of Preston Mommsen at second slip. Got to pouch those. And then Taylor produces another absolute jaffa, beautiful seam position, swinging in and then nipping away to beat the bat of Michael Clarke. Terrific over, but a luckless one.

    Preston Mommsen, right, drops a catch
  74. Aus 6-0

    Michael Clarke takes strike, and he's away first ball with a leg-side fend off Iain Wardlaw. Finch is also off the mark immediately, and then Clarke pockets the first boundary with a pull to the square-leg fence.

  75. Post update

    No lunch break yet due to the short nature of that innings, so we're straight back out. Aaron Finch is joined by Michael Clarke for Australia. 18 overs before lunch, can Australia wrap this up before then?

  76. Post update

    Scotland's batsmen did not sign off from the tournament in impressive style I'm afraid. They simply tried to be too aggressive against an accomplished attack in bowler-friendly conditions. Most of the shots that they got out to wouldn't have looked out of place in a Twenty20 match. There was some good hitting from Matt Machan and Josh Davey, but that target shouldn't even slightly test Australia. But then, I suppose we said that when Scotland played New Zealand, and that turned out pretty close.

    A young fan
  77. Post update

    So, impressive stuff from the Aussies. We've been spoilt for high-quality fast bowling in this tournament, with Tim Southee and Trent Boult putting in some superb performances, but Mitchell Starc might just be the most impressive of the lot. He was just too good for Scotland's batsmen, who had no answer to his pace, accuracy and late swing.

  78. WICKET

    Wardlaw b Starc 0 (Sco 130 all out)

    All over for Scotland. Mitchell Starc mops up the tail - Iain Wardlaw is last man out, another perfect yorker, the ball just tailing away from the groping blade at pace to splatter the stumps.

    Iain Wardlaw is out
  79. WICKET

    Davey b Starc 26 (Sco 130-9)

    From Eden Park, back to Mitchell Starc. And immediate success for the lanky paceman as he shatters the timbers of Josh Davey with a perfectly directed yorker.

    Aus v Sco scorecard

    Josh Davey is out
  80. Australia v Scotland update

    Tim Peach in Hobart

    BBC Test Match Special producer

    "The covers are coming off - and the players are coming back on. Australia captain Michael Clarke is impatient to get the game back under way in the hope of getting a quick victory before any more rain comes."

  81. Ind 32-2 (target 288)

    Kohli shows some delicate touches after the extravagance the over before. He opens the face on a couple of occasions to work the ball in to gaps for quick singles. Just as the crowd hypes up in Auckland, the players are coming back out again after rain at Bellerive Oval, so it's back over to James Gheerbrant for the resumption of Australia v Scotland.

  82. Post update

    Kalika Mehta

    BBC Sport in Auckland

    "The crowd have been stunned into silence by the loss of those two wickets but they're soon alive enough to give Tinashe Panyangara a well deserved round of applause as he traipses to the boundary edge.

    "A cry of 'Kohli, Kohli' goes up from the Indian fans goes up as their star man faces his first ball and every shot he plays, whether it's a dot ball or a four is met with screams and cheers."

  83. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Classical batsmanship from Kohli. He's got a very wide base, so he doesn't have to move far forward when he does move. But if Chatara can just get the ball to hold up a bit, he'll get batsmen concerned about where their off stump is."

  84. Ind 31-2 (target 288)

    Bit of class from Virat Kohli early in his innings. Plays the full maker's name down the track and gets four straight past mid-off. Tendai Chatara strays too far on to middle and leg stump and Kohli can flick one away through mid wicket for four more. He's off and running.

  85. Ind 21-2 (target 288)

    So, two new men at the crease for India. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Zimbabwe had a stuttering start to their innings before cutting loose in the middle overs, so 288 looks a long way off at this stage. India remember are looking for a sixth win in six games and their 10th World Cup win in a row.

  86. Post update

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "A very good wicket for Zimbabwe. Dhawan played with an angled bat, when it was really too close to him to try to get the cut away. It wasn't a good innings from Dhawan, he didn't move his feet much."

  87. WICKET

    Dhawan b Panyangara 4 (Ind 21-2)

    Well, well, well. Get one. Get two. We've certainly got a game on here as Shikhar Dhawan succumbs as he tries to cut a ball away outside off stump and chops the ball on to his timbers. Two gone in the space of five balls.

    Ind v Zim scorecard

    Shikhar Dhawan is out
  88. WICKET

    R Sharma c Raza b Panyangara 16 (Ind 21-1)

    Well, we come back and first ball, a wicket falls. Rohit Sharma goes for a big drive over the top and miscues high out to the covers where Raza takes a steepling catch. Good early breakthrough for Zimbabwe.

    Ind v Zim scorecard

    Raza Butt catch
  89. Rain stopped play

    The covers are still on at Bellerive Oval for the time being, so we'll take you back to Eden Park and India's run-chase for now.

  90. India v Zimbabwe update

    India 11-0 (3 overs) - target 288

    While there's an unexpected break in Hobart, we'll cross back over to Auckland to update you with what's happening at Eden Park.

    Zimbabwe earlier made 287 thanks to Brendan Taylor's blistering 138 off 110 balls.

    India's reply has just got started and Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have guided them to 10-0 off three overs.

    Ind v Zim scorecard

    Rohit Sharma runs for the crease
  91. Post update

    Brett Geeves

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "This won't be a long break. Australia can get back out there soon enough and wrap up the tail, chase the runs down quickly and give themselves plenty of recovery time before the quarter-final."

    Listen to TMS commentary on either game via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  92. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "This is exactly why Michael Clarke chose to bowl first. I'm absolutely sure he would've wanted to bat first on any other day, but he desperately wants to make sure of second place in the group and avoid that possible chance of travelling to New Zealand for a semi-final."

  93. Rain stops play

    And we're off. The rain is pretty light, but persistent, and the umpires have seen enough. Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth are both Englishmen - they've seen worse than this, surely?

    Michael Clarke doesn't like it, but the covers are on at the Bellerive Oval.

  94. Sco 130-8

    Ponchos on in the crowd as the drizzle returns. Runs coming off Cummins at a little more than a drizzle, as Leask hammers him for another boundary, this time straight down the ground.

  95. Sco 125-8 (run rate 5.2)

    Michael Clarke has given up looking for the edge. With these two on the charge, he takes men out of the slip cordon and puts them in catching positions inside the circle. It's canny captaincy, and it nearly pays off when Davey pops one just short of Clarke himself at short midwicket. Davey picks up three off the final ball of Faulkner's over with a controlled push through the covers.

    Michael Clarke
  96. Sco 121-8

    Well, we know Leask can play his shots, and he's proving it here. Pat Cummins falls back into bad habits, sending the ball down short outside off, and Leask is only too happy to back away and club him through the off side.

    First of all he clobbers him over the covers, then lobs him over the infield in the same area with a sort of tennis shot, and then he collects a third straight boundary by jamming a full ball through point. 12 off the over - valuable runs for Scotland.

  97. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Australia getting exactly what they wanted out of this game so far today. Getting the job done. It's not exactly what the crowd want, but Michael Clarke's being fairly ruthless here."

    Australia
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    Alan Morgan: Credit to Australia for playing a full strength team against Scotland. Cummins having field day

  99. Sco 109-8 (Davey 21, Leask 7)

    Save four, give away five. Mitchell Starc cuts off a boundary with an agile stop in the covers, then hurls the ball past James Faulkner at the non-striker's end and watches it race away to the rope. First boundary for Michael Leask - he'll not score many easier.

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    Jay: Are Scotland trying to get in sync with the India vs Zimbabwe match?

  101. Sco 102-8

    Michael Leask is the new man. You may recall that he once scored 42 off 16 balls against England in an ODI. He needs to hang around, because Josh Davey continues to play well - he moves on to 20 with another four, clipped off his pads through square leg.

  102. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "A tentative prod from Rob Taylor. I think the barrage of pace is finding Scotland out here. The game is moving on quickly and Josh Davey is in danger of being stranded. There's a chance here the game could be well done before the rains are forecast to arrive."

  103. WICKET

    Taylor c Haddin b Cummins 0 (Sco 95-8)

    Pat Cummins was wayward in his first spell but he's right on the button now. He makes Rob Taylor his third victim when he induces an edge with a pacy delivery in the corridor of uncertainty outside off stump.

    Aus v Sco scorecard

  104. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Josh Davey's essentially a batsman who's worked on his bowling latterly. That's three nice shots he's played so far to push Scotland towards some sort of respectability."

    Josh Davey
  105. Sco 95-7 (Davey 15, Taylor 0)

    Here's our first look at the bowling of James Faulkner. He's number 8 on the teamsheet but probably more renowned for his batting, specifically in the 'finisher' role. He's a very handy bowler though, with real variation in his armoury. His first five deliveries are right on the money, but when he errs with his final, Josh Davey - his counterpart at number 8 - is good enough to caress him through extra cover for four.

    James Faulkner
  106. KP on... international cricket

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been speaking on Fox Sports about his hoped-for return to international cricket.

    "When you don't play any form of international cricket and you've had it for such a long time, anything, absolutely anything. You miss it so much when you're not playing.

    "I've been lucky to come here and play the Big Bash, play the IPL or play the Caribbean League. But Test cricket, one-day cricket, playing for your country is very special."

    Here's his new Twitter profile picture, from this morning's Daily Telegraph:

    Kevin Pietersen twitter profile
  107. Sco 91-7

    Survival is the order of the day for Scotland against the quick men. Rob Taylor blocks out an over of rapid stuff from Pat Cummins - just a leg-bye from that set.

  108. KP on... the IPL

    Would Kevin Pietersen give up the Indian Premier League in a bid to reclaim his England place?

    "That's what I'm looking at at the moment," he told Fox Sports.

    "There will be a change of scenery at board level with the ECB and I've always expressed my desire to play for England again if I get the opportunity. It seems encouraging but I've got a few steps that I've got to climb.

    "It just makes perfect sense to explore different things - that's what I'm doing at the moment. I've still got more decisions to make.

    "It's the weekend now so nobody will be picking up their phone. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday will be very exciting hopefully."

  109. Sco 90-7 (Davey 11, Taylor 0)

    Maxwell continues from the other end, and Scotland are going to score as many runs as they can with pace off the ball. Josh Davey collects a couple of boundaries, whipping one down to cow-corner and slotting one through the covers.

  110. KP on... England

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen told Fox Sports he "definitely" thought they would make the World Cup quarter-finals:

    "Because of the talent in that squad and the way that some of them play their cricket, I definitely thought that they had an outside chance," he said.

    "It's really disappointing to see that talent getting on an aeroplane when there's real big stuff which could produce wonderful things for their careers. They'll live, they'll learn and they'll come back strong."

    Kevin Pietersen
  111. Sco 79-7

    Rob Taylor is the new man. He survives the next two balls.

  112. Post update

    Jim Maxwell

    BBC Test Match Special

    "The Scotland innings is fading fast here. It was too quick for thee and Haddin took the catch with ease. Unfortunately it's games like these that will have the ICC thinking that 10 teams is enough in a World Cup."

  113. WICKET

    Cross c Haddin b Cummins 9 (Sco 79-7)

    Man the lifeboats. Matthew Cross is gone too. He had looked like a nick-off candidate since he got to the crease, and so it proves as he feathers one to Brad Haddin. Much more success for Pat Cummins in his second spell, courtesy of a fuller length and a more probing line.

    Aus v Sco scorecard

    Matthew Cross
  114. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's amazing that it carried so far. It was almost a leg-glanced prod. But that's the problem with these new bats, the ball goes so far. It was a leg side prod that made its way all the way to the long leg boundary. It's starting to look as bit ugly for the Scots."

  115. WICKET

    Machan c Faulkner b Cummins 40 (Sco 78-6)

    Scotland are sinking fast here. Water sloshing all over the decks now as Matt Machan perishes, lofting a fairly innocuous ball from the returning Pat Cummins straight into the breadbasket of James Faulkner at long leg.

    Aus v Sco scorecard

    James Faulkner catches Matt Machan
  116. Drinks break

    Sco 78-5 (run rate 5.4)

    Spots of rain coming down as Glenn Maxwell wheels away. Cross spanks him wide of cover point for four. Time for drinks.

  117. Sco 74-5

    The camera lingers on a man in the crowd who is painted in the colours of the Scottish flag. Looking blue, and probably feeling blue too, the way his team have played.

    That'll cheer him up - two consecutive fours for Machan off Johnson. First up he pulls him to the fence at square-leg, then he helps a wide ball over point. Good batting, and how Scotland need him to continue here if they're to get up to a decent total.

  118. India v Zimbabwe update

    Zimbabwe 287 (48.5 overs) v India

    Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor on his 138: "The pitch was a little two-paced to start, but it flattened out later on in the innings.

    "Sean (Williams) and I were able to get a partnership together quite nicely. The seamers were hard to get away and we took a few calculated risks against the spinners.

    "With myself and Sean going well there, we knew we needed anything over 300 to be competitive against a powerful India batting line-up, so we'll feel like we've finished a few short there."

    Brendan Taylor
  119. India v Zimbabwe

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "This is the first time that India have bowled the opposition out in six consecutive ODIs. They also join South Africa (2011) as the only team to bowl the opposition out in six consecutive World Cup matches."

  120. India v Zimbabwe

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "The major award for pluck has to go to Brendan Taylor, who played a superb innings. He didn't just hit the ball, he dismissed it, and proceeded to turn Eden Park into a village carnival, dismantling the Indian attack."

  121. India v Zimbabwe update

    Zimbabwe have been bowled out with seven balls to spare in Auckland, finishing on 287 against India. Brendan Taylor top scored with 138, supported by Stuart Williams with 50, while pace trio Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma all took three wickets.

    Ind v Zim scorecard

    Tinashe Panyangara
  122. Sco 64-5 (Machan 30, Cross 5)

    Maxwell continues. Tricky situation for these two batsmen - who surely have to show a bit more caution to avoid an all-out here, but need to keep the run-rate ticking over too. Three singles from a risk-free over is the compromise.

  123. Sco 61-5

    Five or six men in the cordon for Johnson as Australia look to grind Scotland's face in the dirt. Cross is not deterred from playing his shots outside off stump though - he gets one good stroke past point for four, and then aims a considerably worse one at a wide ball which he is lucky not to edge. Not a great mover of his feet, is Cross - think John Sergeant on Strictly Come Dancing.

  124. Sco 57-5 (Machan 28, Cross 0)

    Maxwell isn't renowned as a prodigious turner of a cricket ball but he's getting plenty of grip off the surface here, with one delivery turning down the leg side and beating Brad Haddin all ends up. Four wides, which seems a little harsh. Matthew Cross is the new man.

  125. Post update

    Brett Geeves

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's not a bad play going at Glenn Maxwell, targeting him as the part-time bowler. But, I wouldn't have minded Richie Berrington taking more than one delivery to assess the situation. A two or three-ball sighter would've probably been a better idea."

  126. WICKET

    Berrington c Warner b Maxwell 1 (Sco 51-5)

    Well, I did tell you he wasn't looking convincing. Glenn Maxwell is into the attack, and even he must be faintly astonished to see his gentle floater of a first ball sliced straight into the mitts of David Warner at deep cover. I'm saying it - that was a very bad shot.

    Aus v Sco scorecard

    Glenn Maxwell, second left, celebrates
  127. India v Zimbabwe update

    It's all happening in Auckland - in the space of four balls, Sikandar Raza swipes Mohammed Shami for a four and two sixes before having his stumps shattered by a yorker. Zimbabwe are 284-7 with four overs left.

    Listen to TMS commentary on either game via the "Live Coverage" tab.

    Ind v Zim scorecard

    Sikandar Raza
  128. Sco 51-4

    Richie Berrington is the new man. He's off the mark with an unconvincing single when Johnson gets one to rear up off the seam and hit the handle. Fiery stuff.

  129. WICKET

    Coleman c Clarke b Johnson 0 (Sco 50-4)

    The big shots keep coming, and so do the wickets. Freddie Coleman is so desperate to get off the mark that he aims an ill-advisedly aggressive shot at one angled across him from Johnson, and Michael Clarke takes an excellent tumbling catch at second slip.

    Aus v Sco scorecard

    Michael Clarke catches Freddie Coleman
  130. Sco 49-3 (run rate 4.9)

    Matt Machan is in good touch here. He enjoyed himself against New Zealand's battery of vaunted pacemen, and he's showing a similar liking for their Antipodean cousins. He goes to 26 with an emphatic lofted drive off Watson that bounces just once before reaching the rope at mid-on.

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    Alan Morgan: Scotland now under pressure after a steady start, big day against one of best bowling teams in the world #DigDeeper

  132. Scotland missing Majid

    Scotland are once again without their all-time leading wicket-taker Majid Haq, who was sent home early from the World Cup for sending a race-related tweet.

    Skipper Preston Mommsen says the 32-year-old off-spinner still has a future with the national team, but for the time being there's no doubt where Haq is...

    Scotland teamsheet
  133. Sco 43-3

    Mitchell Johnson is into the attack. He's been upstaged by his junior namesake Starc so far in this tournament - he has bowled a little shorter and not benefited from the late swing that has proved so destructive for Starc. As if to prove that point, he digs in a very good short ball, getting Machan swaying. A maiden, the second of the innings.

  134. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Australia, like all the good teams in this competition, bowl aggressively for as long as they can in an innings. That makes for far more interesting cricket."

  135. Sco 43-3 (Machan 20, Coleman 0)

    Freddie Coleman is the new man. Machan continues to play his shots, bashing another boundary over extra-cover.

  136. Post update

    Brett Geeves

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I talked about how the Scottish batsmen would be comfortable against Watson's pace and then Preston Mommsen is just bounced out there. Three days ago against Sri Lanka he looked more than comfortable against this sort of pace, but Watson does have a very good bouncer, pretty accurate."

  137. WICKET

    Mommsen c Starc b Watson 0 (Sco 37-3)

    Scotland are unravelling here. The skipper is back in the hutch after two balls, trying to be aggressive with the pull shot but beaten by the pace of a good bouncer by Watson, and he can only lollop it up in the air to Starc running back at backward point. Second wicket of the tourney for Watto.

    Scorecard

    Australia celebrate taking the wicket of Preston Mommsen
  138. Post update

    Brett Geeves

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "The key word there is control. Mitchell Starc was fast there and Calum MacLeod wasn't able to get the right placement on that shot and David Warner took a pretty sharp catch. Mitchell Starc continues to have that knack of taking regular wickets and that's what raw pace does in this game."

  139. WICKET

    MacLeod c Warner b Starc 22 (Sco 36-2)

    Live by the sword, die by the sword. MacLeod has played a good aggressive little innings here, during which he's flayed the ball through the point region on a number of occasions, but this time he gets a little too cocky and slaps one straight into the fly-paper mitts of David Warner in that position. Bonus wicket, and disappointing for MacLeod, who was looking good.

    Aus v Sco scorecard

    David Warner, left, celebrates with his team-mates
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    India v Zimbabwe update

    West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy: Awesome innings @BrendanTaylor86 100 in his last international innings for Zimbabwe. #finishOnAHigh. #boom

  141. India v Zimbabwe update

    Brendan Taylor, after smashing 24 from a Ravindra Jadeja over, has finally holed out for 138 from 110 balls in his final innings for Zimbabwe. He gets a few handshakes from the Indian fielders, and a standing ovation from the Eden Park crowd. Zimbabwe are 235-5 with 8.1 overs left.

  142. Sco 30-1 (MacLeod 17, Machan 12)

    Shane Watson, a lumbering carthorse of a bowler, gets some early work. He's taken just one wicket so far in this World Cup, that of Angelo Mathews. Shot of the day so far from Machan, punching Watson down the ground for four with a lovely on-drive.

  143. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "He's only a little man Matt Machan, quite a tubby little man, but he's a good player. He's fended a couple of balls away in the air early in this innings though."

  144. Sco 25-1

    Starc makes his first real error, dragging one down, and Machan just uses the pace on the ball to ease it through the covers for his first boundary. Lovely shot.

    Irked by that, Starc responds with a terrific short ball, pinning Machan like a beetle in an entomologist's display case. He lobs the ball up into the leg side off the splice, but the fielder in that exact position had just been moved. Can you believe it?

    Huge lbw shout next ball, but Richard Illingworth demurs as a yorker raps Machan in front of the timbers. Australia decline to review, although replays show it looked close. Was there a hint of bat?

    Mitchell Starc