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Australia v Scotland
St Kitts, 14 March 2007

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Glenn McGrath
Paceman McGrath took 3-14 off six overs in St Kitts
Veteran Glenn McGrath insists the Australian pace attack is in fine form after they ripped through Scotland to win by 203 runs in St Kitts.

McGrath, 37, took three wickets as Australia skittled Scotland for 131 after posting a total of 334-6.

"It's good to see Shaun Tait get a couple of wickets," said McGrath.

"I thought Watto [Shane Watson] bowled well and Bracks [Nathan Bracken] is always difficult to face on these pitches so we're going well."

I've only got one goal left with my batting and that's never bat again

Glenn McGrath

McGrath took 3-14 off six overs and it was his throw that led to the run-out of Majid Haq, while Tait showed impressive pace to end with figures of 2-45 off eight overs.

Bracken bowled tightly but was wicketless in his six overs and fellow quick Watson ended with 0-18 off seven overs.

Spinners Brad Hodge and Brad Hogg also chipped in with a wicket apiece.

"We're getting used to the wickets over here," added McGrath. "The practice matches in St Vincent were perfect for us as was this game against Scotland.

"We're just improving each time so hopefully we can continue that for the rest of season."

Australia's captain Ricky Ponting smashed 113 with the bat to build on a solid opening from Adam Gilchrist (46) and Matthew Hayden (60).

And McGrath revealed he was quite happy watching his team-mates from the pavilion at Warner Park.

"I've only got one goal left with my batting and that's never to bat again, but we'll see how we go in this World Cup," he said.

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