Australia have qualified for the World T20 semi-finals despite suffering their first loss of the tournament against Pakistan on Tuesday night.
Chasing a reasonable 150 for victory, Australia finished on 7-117, going down by 32 runs in Colombo.
Having slumped to 3-44 in the 10th over, the Aussies set their sights on their own target of 112, which guaranteed a spot in the last four on run rate.
Veteran batsman Mike Hussey (54 not out) hit a boundary at the start of the final over, taking the total to 114 and securing Australia's progression to the knockout stage.
Australia will now meet the West Indies on Friday.
Sent in to bat, Nasir Jamshed blasted 55 off 46 balls, including two sixes and four fours, as Pakistan posted 6-149.
Kamran Akmal (32) and Abdul Razzaq (22) also proved valuable, while paceman Mitchell Starc, who took a wicket with his first delivery, was the best of the bowlers with 3-20.
Starc trapped Mohammad Hafeez lbw at the beginning of the second over and Pakistan were soon on the back foot at 2-29.
But the pressure was quickly forgotten as Jamshed and Akmal combined for a third-wicket partnership of 79.
Shane Watson (1-23), Xavier Doherty (1-27) and Pat Cummins (1-42) added further scalps, though veteran spinner Brad Hogg (0-29) failed to trouble the Pakistanis.
In reply, Watson fell cheaply for the first time at the tournament as Pakistan's slow bowlers ran riot.
Pakistan's five spinners were responsible for all seven wickets, having shared the bowling duties until seamer Umar Gul was introduced in the 18th over.
Saeed Ajmal led the charge with 3-17 off four overs, while Raza Hasan (2-14) and Mohammad Hafeez (2-22) also chipped in.
Watson, man of the match in Australia's first four games, went for just eight runs off 14 balls when Hasan dismissed him lbw in the fourth over.
Fellow opener Warner (eight) was given out in similar fashion in the following over off Hafeez, leaving the responsibility Hussey's shoulders as skipper George Bailey (15), Cameron White (12), Glenn Maxwell (four), Matthew Wade (13) and Pat Cummins (0) all fell cheaply.
First Posted 02 October, 2012 11:16PM AEDT