COLOMBO  - All-round England thumped Australia by nine runs in their ICC Twenty20 World Cup warm-up match at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo on Monday.In other matches, Ireland pipped Bangladesh by five runs, the West Indies slammed Afghanistan by eight wickets and South Africa overcame New Zealand by nine runs.Chasing a huge total of 173 to win, Australia could manage only 163 for six from their allotted 20 overs. Michael Hussey played a splendid knock of 71 off 51 balls, studded with five sixes and three boundaries, but his effort went in vain.Australia recovered from an early loss of David Warner on the back of Shane Watson’s quick 37, which came from 26 balls hitting three sixes and one boundary.Watson and Hussey added 74 runs for the second wicket to put Australia back on track. Watson fell to England spinner Graeme Swann in the ninth over. Cameron White and skipper George Bailey flopped with the bat, scoring nine and three respectively. Australia had earlier won their first warm-up game against New Zealand by 56 runs.For England, Steven Finn was the pick among the bowlers taking two wickets for 26 off his four overs. Earlier in the first innings, Alex Hales smashed a quick half-century to propel England to 172 for six against Australia. Hales clobbered seven boundaries to score 52, which came off just 38 balls.Hales added 88 runs for the second wicket with Luke Wright to help England stage a fightback, after Australia pacer Mitchell Starc rocked the English side with the dismissal of Craig Kieswetter early on. South African pacer Dale Steyn bagged four wickets as New Zealand lost by 9 runs. New Zealand looked stable when skipper Ross Taylor smashed 75 from 42 balls, hitting 7 sixes. However, he was dismissed by Lonwabo Tsotsobe.Steyn took three wickets in his final over, weakening the Black Caps chances of winning their last T20 match. Apart from him, Tsotsobe, Albie Morkel and Morne Morkel picked up one wicket each. Rob Nicol scored 37 runs, however, he was also dismissed by Steyn.Earlier, South Africa skipper AB de Villiers smashed half-century to take the team to a challenging total against New Zealand in their ICC World Twenty20 Championship warm-up match at Colombo on Monday. The Proteas were put to bat first after New Zealand won the toss. JP Duminy scored 30 runs off 24 balls. Adam Milne and James Franklin took two wickets each for the Black Caps as South Africa set up a target of 187.A middle-order collapse saw Bangladesh go down to Ireland despite Shakib Al Hasan's hurricane 52 from 23 balls that was studded with three fours and five sixes. Ireland made 164-6 after being asked to take first strike, with Paul Stirling hitting a 41-ball 71 with five fours and as many sixes. Ed Joyce scored 39 from 36 balls.Shakib and Tamim Iqbal (35) took Bangladesh to a comfortable 105-2, before four wickets fell for 21 runs to allow Ireland to bounce back. West Indies opener Chris Gayle warmed up for the tournament with an unbeaten 65 off 48 balls as the West Indies eased past Afghanistan's modest 122-7 in the 16th over. Results of warm-up matches

England beat Australia by nine runs

ENGLAND: 172-6 in 20 overs (Alex Hales 52, Luke Wright 35, Eoin Morgan 30, Brad Hogg 2-39, Mitchell Starc 2-32)AUSTRALIA: 163-6 in 20 overs (Shane Watson 37, Mike Hussey 71, Steven Finn 2-26)

Ireland beat Bangladesh by five runs

IRELAND: 164-6 in 20 overs (Paul Stirling 71, Ed Joyce 39, Mashrafe Mortaza 2-33, Shakib Al Hasan 2-21)BANGLADESH: 159-9 in 20 overs (Tamim Iqbal 35, Shakib Al Hasan 52, Kevin O'Brien 3-24, Trent Johnston 2-25, Alex Cusack 2-28)

South Africa beat New Zealand by nine runs

SOUTH AFRICA: 186-6 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 54, JP Duminy 30, Farhaan Behardien 24 not out, Adam Milne 2-26, James Franklin 2-31)NEW ZEALAND: 177-8 in 20 overs (Ross Taylor 75, Rob Nicol 37, Dale Steyn 4-25)

West Indies beat Afghanistan by eight wickets

AFGHANISTAN: 122-7 (Asghar Stanikzai 53, Fidel Edwards 3-24, Sunil Narine 2-23)WEST INDIES: 125-2 in 15.5 overs (Chris Gayle 65 not out, M Nabi 2-29)