In the first match between the two sides since the 2003 Men's ODI World Cup, Australia thrashed Namibia today in Antigua at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium to secure their place in the Super 8 stage.

Put into bat, Namibia were bowled out for 72 with Gerhard Erasmus the sole bright spot, contributing exactly half of those runs. Michael van Lingen was the only other batter to reach double figures. Adam Zampa was the pick of the Australian bowlers with 4-12.

Australia then made light work of their run chase, knocking off the required runs in 5.4 overs to win by nine wickets. Travid Head was their top scorer with an unbeaten 34 from 17 balls.

Namibia are now eliminated though they still have a match against England to come on Saturday afternoon at the same ground. Australia next play that evening in St Lucia against Scotland.