Australia [ Images ] eased into the semi-finals of the ICC [ Images ] World Twenty20 [ Images ] on Tuesday after a comfortable six-wicket win over the West Indies [ Images ], a result which eliminated the hosts.
A passionate capacity crowd at Beausejour Stadium were hoping for a spirited performance from the home side but they crumbled after skipper Chris Gayle [ Images ] was bowled by Dirk Nannes [ Images ] in the first over of the game.
Australia, chasing 106 for victory, knocked off the runs with 3.4 overs to spare, and the loss of just four wickets.
Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin [ Images ] top-scored with 42.
Ramnaresh Sarwan [ Images ] top-scored for the West Indies with 26 from 31 balls and Shivnaraine Chanderpaul (24) was the only other batsman to get past the 20-run mark in a disappointing batting performance by the hosts after they elected to bat first.
Chasing the lowly target, Australia were given a flying start by David Warner, who blasted 25 from 12 balls.
There was a stutter in the middle as Warner and Shane Watson [ Images ] (5) fell in quick succession, but Haddin took them home with a composed innings of 42 from 46 balls.