Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc is the currently the 2015 World Cup's leading wicket taker.[Getty]

Australia have finished second in Group A after their latest win over Scotland at Bellerive Oval, Hobart, in the 2015 ICC World Cup.

They sealed a seven-wicket victory in a rain-affected match. The hosts bowled out Scotland for 130 in the 26th over and chased the total in just 15.2 overs.

The weather forecast had suggested rain could wash out the match. The best option for Australia was to bowl out the opposition quickly and chase the total to wrap up the match.

Australia won the toss and Michel Clarke elected to bat first. Australia's bowling attack included Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Johnson, who was supported by James Faulkner.

Starc picked up four wickets and is currently the leading wicket- taker in the World Cup with 16 wickets, one ahead of India's Mohammed Shami, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult and Scotland's Josh Davey, who are all in the second place.

Australia lost Clarke in the 14th over and it started pouring once again, forcing the players to leave the ground. Had the rain continued, the match would have been abandoned and they would have finished the table in the third spot, resulting in a South Africa clash in the quarter finals.

However, the rain stopped and there was no reduction in overs or any changes in the required target. James Faulkner replaced Clarke and a quick 16 off 6 balls helped Australia wrap up the match in 15.2 overs.

Starc was named Man of the match for his bowling figures of 4/14. Australia will face the team which finishes third in Group B, which will be decided after the clash between West Indies v UAE and Pakistan v Ireland on Sunday.