COLOMBO - Australia have advanced to the World Twenty20 semi-finals but made it clear to their rivals that spin-bowling is their weakness after crashing to a 32-run defeat against Pakistan.
Australia made 7-117 led by Mike Hussey's unbeaten 54 in reply to Pakistan's 6-149.
India's subsequent one-run win over South Africa meant both sides missed the semi-finals.
George Bailey's men finished on top of Super Eights Group Two with a 2-1 record and a superior net run-rate to Pakistan (2-1) and India (2-1).
Australia will play West Indies on Friday (1.30am Saturday Fiji time) while Sri Lanka host Pakistan on Thursday.
All seven of Australia's wickets fell to Pakistan's spinners who bowled 18 overs in the 20-over innings.
The skipper admitted his side had been outplayed in all three departments.
Mohammad Hafeez (2-22) and Raza Hasan (2-14) opened the bowling and immediately put a choke hold on Australia's scoring. Saeed Ajmal (3-17) removed Bailey lbw for 15 while Cameron White (12), Glenn Maxwell (four), Matthew Wade (13) and Pat Cummins (0) also fell cheaply.
Bailey said the question of whether Australia relied too heavily on Watson (242 runs at 60.50) was a hard one to answer.