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Australia and New Zealand reach World Cup quarters

Brendon McCullum's century helped New Zealand defeat Canada to reach the Cricket World Cup quarterfinals.
Brendon McCullum's century helped New Zealand defeat Canada to reach the Cricket World Cup quarterfinals.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Australia and New Zealand both win to reach the cricket World Cup last eight
  • Holders Australia prove too good for Kenya, winning by 60 runs in Bangalore
  • Opener Brendon McCullum scores a ton as New Zealand thrash Canada in Mumbai
  • Pakistan look certain to claim the remaining qualification place from Group A
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(CNN) -- Australia and New Zealand are both through to the quarterfinals of the Cricket World Cup after comfortable Group A victories over minnows Kenya and Canada on Sunday.

Defending champions Australia secured their place in the last eight courtesy of a 60-run win over Kenya in Bangalore.

Michael Clarke (93), Brad Haddin (65) and Michael Hussey (54) were all in good form as Australia reached 324-6 in their 50 overs.

The African nation, who had lost their previous four matches, never looked like reaching that target, but were not disgraced in making 264-6, the highest score they have achieved in the competition so far, thanks to an unbeaten 98 from Collins Obuya.

Meanwhile, New Zealand proved far too good for Canada in Mumbai, easing to a 97-run win to go top of the table.

Opener Brendon McCullum blitzed an impressive 101 to help the Black Caps to a thumping score of 358-6.

Canada, who had beaten Kenya earlier in the competition, managed to reach a respectable 261-9 thanks to a knock of 84 from captain Ashish Bagai.

Those results mean New Zealand (eight points), Sri Lanka (7) and Australia (7) are all through to the next stage.

Pakistan need only one more victory from their two remaining matches to claim the final qualification place from the group.