Rain more threatening for Aussies than the Scots

7:08 am on 15 March 2015

Australia have beaten Scotland and the weather to finish second behind the Black Caps in their pool at the Cricket World Cup.

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David Warner and co. needed to beat the weather as well as Scotland Photo: Photosport

The Australians easily chased down the Scots' 131 for a seven-wicket victory in Hobart, but rain delays threatened to cause a wash-out and third place in their pool for the Australians, who would then face South Africa in the quarter-finals.

Instead Australia's quarter-final at Adelaide Oval on Friday will be against the winner of Sunday's clash between Ireland and Pakistan.

The Scots were saved briefly by the first rain delay right on the 25-over mark, when they teetering on 130 for eight.

But they were bowled out four balls after resuming play without scoring again.

Australian captain Michael Clarke got the best hitout with 47 runs, but he admits he still felt a bit rusty in the middle.

India also beat Zimbabwe by six wickets at Eden Park to top their group.