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Australia crushed New Zealand by 56 runs in a warm-up for the World Twenty20 at Colombo.

Australia made 139 for six as opener Shane Watson top-scored with 27 and then ripped through New Zealand, reducing them to eight for three early in the third over.

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor steadied the ship, but the latter's 22 was the highest score of an innings that ended on just 83.

Shane Watson

Shane Watson made 27 then took 2-7 with the ball as Australia secured a comprehensive win over New Zealand in their first World Twenty20 warm-up encounter in Colombo

An unbeaten 55 from Mahendra Singh Dhoni and some superb bowling from Irfan Pathan led India to a 26-run victory over Sri Lanka.

Dhoni hit three sixes and four fours and put on 78 with Rohit Sharma before the latter was out for 37 late in the innings.

India finished on 146 for five, and Pathan then took 5-25 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 120.

Mohammad Ashraful made 38 off 25 deliveries as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by five wickets.

Vusi Sibanda's 40 off 47 balls helped Zimbabwe to 134 for six, which Bangladesh overhauled with 10 deliveries to spare, Ziaur Rahman hitting three later sixes in an unbeaten 26.

Mohammad Nabi made 51 off just 24 balls, with five sixes, as Afghanistan recorded a 51-run victory over Sri Lanka A.

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