Two-time champions Australia knocked out of the tournament by host team England in a rain affected match at Edgbaston.
In a must win match put into bat, Australia lodged a decent score of 277 runs , Aaron Finch (68) and Steve Smith (56) blasted twin half centuries at the top, while Head scored an unbeaten fifty down the order after England decided to bowl.
Seamer Wood (4/33) and spinner Rashid (4/41) snapped four wickets each, while Ben Stokes (1/49) took one wicket .(Scorecard)
Chasing 278, England were expected to make early inroads. Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes pair played an impressive 159-run partnership and completely changed the course of the game. Morgan then, unfortunately, went back to pavilion but the game was already won.
Ben Stokes then went to complete his ton, while Jos Buttler played his bit part role before the rain-gods became the spoilsport yet again. The players went back to hut while England were at 240/4 in 40.2 and eventually the game was called off. England won the encounter by 40 runs on DLS.
England win by 40 runs and win the group with three victories. They will play the runners-up of group B in Wednesday’s semi-final. Bangladesh have made it to the semi-finals of a global tournament for the first time. Australia and NZ, World Cup winners and runners-up two years ago will go home.
Australia (AUS) Scorecard
|David Warner c Jos Buttler b Mark Wood||21||25||4||0|
|Aaron Finch c Eoin Morgan b Ben Stokes||68||64||8||0|
|Steven Smith (C) c Liam Plunkett b Mark Wood||56||77||5||0|
|Moises Henriques c Liam Plunkett b Adil Rashid||17||19||3||0|
|Travis Head not out||71||64||5||2|
|Glenn Maxwell c Jason Roy b Mark Wood||20||31||2||0|
|Matthew Wade (W) c & b Adil Rashid||2||3||0||0|
|Mitchell Starc c Joe Root b Adil Rashid||0||3||0||0|
|Pat Cummins c & b Adil Rashid||4||7||0||0|
|Adam Zampa b Mark Wood||0||3||0||0|
|Josh Hazlewood not out||1||5||0||0|
England (ENG) Scorecard
|Jason Roy lbw b Mitchell Starc||4||2||1||0|
|Alex Hales c Aaron Finch b Josh Hazlewood||0||4||0||0|
|Joe Root c Matthew Wade b Josh Hazlewood||15||14||2||0|
|Eoin Morgan (C) run out (Adam Zampa)||87||81||8||5|
|Ben Stokes not out||102||109||13||2|
|Jos Buttler (W) not out||29||32||3||1|