Following their tense win against Scotland in the last group match at the T20 World Cup on Saturday, Australia is eagerly anticipating the Super Eights stage. The Australians edged out the Scots with a five-wicket win in St Lucia, which eliminated Scotland from the tournament and advanced the defending champions, England, to the next round. Earlier, England's victory over Namibia, affected by rain in Antigua, meant Scotland needed either a draw, a washout, or a historic win over Australia to advance from Group B at England's expense. Bright conditions at Gros Islet required Scotland to rely solely on their cricket skills, which they did admirably, posting 180-5 in their 20 overs, thanks to a rapid 60 from Brandon McMullen and an unbeaten 42 from captain Richie Berrington. Australia, having already secured their spot in the next round, were somewhat dissatisfied with their fielding and early batting but managed to cross the finish line with significant contributions from Travis Head (68) and Marcus Stoinis (59) in the last 10 overs. Australia's captain, Mitchell Marsh, acknowledged Scotland's strong performance, stating, 'Scotland are a really good outfit, they took it down to the wire and it was a good chase in the end.' He added, 'Having already qualified, there was little less pressure on us. The World Cup kind of starts again now. It's going to be a busy schedule. T20 is a hard format. We are excited for what's to come.' Richie Berrington, reflecting on his team's exit due to a lower net run rate than England, expressed disappointment in not capitalizing on their strong position. 'I thought we were in a pretty good position,' he said. 'Unfortunately, we didn't execute for long enough. I think the guys can hold their heads high in regards to how they've played their cricket throughout the tournament.' Australia, who chose to field first after winning the toss, saw Ashton Agar dismiss opener Michael Jones early, but George Munsey and McMullen's 89-run partnership for the second wicket stabilized Scotland's innings. Munsey was caught at midwicket for 35 off Glenn Maxwell's bowling, and McMullen, after hitting two sixes and six fours, was caught by Mitchell Starc. Berrington continued to lead, but Scotland's final five overs only yielded 42 runs as the Australian bowlers tightened their grip, compensating for several dropped catches. The Scots carried some momentum into Australia's innings, quickly dismissing David Warner, Marsh, and Maxwell cheaply, the latter bowled by a superb delivery from left-arm spinner Mark Watt. However, Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis's 80-run partnership for the third wicket turned the match in Australia's favor. Head's decisive hitting, including three consecutive sixes off Safyaan Sharif, and despite his immediate dismissal, Australia sensed victory. Watt later removed Stoinis, but Tim David and Matthew Wade ensured Australia's win, dispelling any theories that Australia might intentionally lose to eliminate England from the tournament.