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Last Updated: Friday, 13 April 2007, 17:39 GMT 18:39 UK
Australia v Ireland
Barbados, 13 April 2007

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Ricky Ponting
Ponting's Australian side were utterly dominant in Barbados
Australia captain Ricky Ponting was in ebullient mood after his side sealed their place in the World Cup semi-finals by thrashing Ireland.

Australia rattled Ireland out for just 91 before knocking off their target after just 13 overs of their reply.

Ponting said: "We've achieved what we wanted to achieve so far.

"I couldn't be happier with the guys' one-day skills at the moment, and I think you'll see us play some more very good matches before we go home."

Australia now play Sri Lanka and New Zealand in their remaining Super 8 matches, and Ponting is confident that his side can continue their good form.

He said: "It's the business end of the World Cup for us now, and we'll get an even better measure of where we're at after the next two games.

"We've got two very big matches before the semis in very different conditions to Barbados, and we'll have to adapt quickly.

"We've got a good record down the years of stringing together consecutive wins, whether it's in Test matches or one-dayers, and we're on a very good run at the moment."



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