Australia continued their spectacular type at the planet Cup because the holders simply dispatched Canada in Bangalore.
Set 212 to win, Aussie openers Shane Watson (94) and Brad Haddin (88) placed on 183 in twenty eight.5 overs because the holders eased home by seven wickets in cluster A.
The Canadians were already out of the running for a quarter-final place, however they started well and Hiral Patel hit a fine 37-ball fifty as they reached 150-2.
But Brett Lee took 4-46 because the Aussies hit back and bowled them out for 211.
Canada’s participation within the World Cup is currently over once significant defeats at the hands of Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and New Zealand, likewise as a fine show against Pakistan and a five-wicket victory over Kenya.
Australia, who are currently high of cluster A, face Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday.
And once going a thirty fourth successive World Cup game while not defeat, they’re going to have one eye on the quarter-finals, that get underneath method on Wednesday, 23 March.
It was not, however, all plain sailing for the 1999, 2003 and 2007 winners, particularly as they’d to upset a whirlwind Canadian begin once the minnows won the toss and set to bat.
John Davison, who enjoyed some magical moments in his 2 previous World Cups, was taking part in in his last game for Canada at the age of forty and, gap with 19-year-old Patel, resolve to possess fun.
They blasted out of the blocks with a flurry of boundaries off Lee and Shaun Tait – the highlight returning when Patel played an outrageous back-foot drive over cowl for 6 from a 92mph ball from Tait.
Davison smashed 3 fours before his knock was ended by Lee on fourteen, however Patel continued on his merry method, observing his maiden ODI half-century with a fast single before he slashed Watson to 3rd man and was caught by Mitchell Johnson.
Zubin Surkari (34) and captain Ashish Bagai (39) steadied the ship and calmly led Canada to 150-2 within the twenty ninth over, however when Bagai feathered behind that was the catalyst for the Candians to lose their last eight wickets for sixty one runs, with Lee in notably devastating type.
Aussie skipper Ponting was left furious with team-mate Steve Smith once they collided whereas the captain was taking a skied catch to dismiss Harvir Baidwan, however his mood can have improved as Watson and Haddin quickly set regarding chasing down the target of 212.
Watson smashed four sixes in fourteen balls at one stage and, simply when it sounded like he and Haddin were racing one another to a century, they each gave their wicket away as Davison snared Haddin and Watson holed out off Baidwan.
Ponting, wanting runs within the tournament, suffered another failure with the bat when he tamely clipped Henry Osinde to Davison at sq. leg for seven, however it had been too very little, too late for Canada.