Another world class all-round performance from Shane Watson helped Australia beat South Africa by 8 wickets to all but seal their position in the semi-finals - barring a India win later today and a miraculous run-rate diversion. He followed up his 2-29 with the ball with a brilliant 70 from 47.
Along with Michael Hussey, Watson took to the South African bowling after a cautious start which saw David Warner fall to Morne Morkel. The Australian's, thus far, have looked to attack the opposition in every game and this was no exception. The pair put South Africa on the back foot and never gave them a sniff to comeback into the tie.
Earlier in the day, to much surprise, George Bailey won the toss and decided to field first. Despite having a unbeaten record they opted to include Xavier Doherty and he instantly paid dividends by picking up Richard Levi, Kallis and Duminy. South Africa kept losing wickets and the momentum in the innings never came until the last 4 overs where they had left themselves too much to do. The cameo from Robin Peterson (32* from 19) saw South Africa reach 146-5 but that was never a score that could test the Australian team firing on all cylinders.