Result: Australia send South Africa packing

Result: Australia send South Africa packing
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Shane Watson gives a man-of-the-match performance to dump South Africa out of the T20 World Cup.

Australia have beaten South Africa by eight wickets in their Super Eight match of the T20 World Cup in Colombo.

Proteas were restricted to 146 from their 20 overs after losing the toss and being put in first.

Alvaro Peterson top scored with the bat, knocking 32 runs from 19 balls after coming in at number seven.

He was assisted by Farhaan Behardien, who chipped in with 31 from 27 to boost South Africa's below-par total.

Shane Watson had taken the wickets of Hashim Amla and AB De Villiers with the ball, before starring in Australia's innings with 70.

He was eventually caught by Wayne Parnell off the bowling of Peterson, but is now the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker of the World Cup.

It was Cameron White (21) who smashed the winning runs, launching a huge six over the ropes to dump South Africa out of the competition.

Michael Hussey also ended unbeaten on 45.

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