David Warner cruised to 178, Steven Smith collected 95 and Glenn Maxwell clobbered 88 to propel Australia to a World Cup record 417 for 8 in Perth, paving the way for a 275-run win, the second largest in ODI history
It's natural that cricket's obsessives should relish the sparkle of Afghanistan's play this World Cup
Afghanistan's bowlers showed potential with a few good overs but the absence of consistency helped Australia bully their attack in Perth
Stats highlights from the match in Perth, where Australia blasted their way to the highest ever World Cup total, against Afghanistan
#BendTheRules Moments from the Group A match between Australia and Afghanistan
On his favourite pitch, against an inexperienced opponent, David Warner batted Australia beyond the critical questions about their World Cup campaign
Plays of the Day from the Group A match between Australia and Afghanistan in Perth
Rod Marsh, the Australia chairman of selectors, has said that dropping Shane Watson for James Faulkner was a "big decision" that had to be taken because of the former's disappointing recent form
In yet another press conference dominated by questions regarding his fitness, Michael Clarke reiterated that he was "as fit and as healthy as I've felt in at least five years"
David Warner slammed 19 fours and five sixes to complete his 133-ball 178, his highest ODI score, to help Australia beat Afghanistan by a massive 275-run margin in their Group A match played in Perth on Wednesday.
Samiullah Shenwari's batting average in ODIs - the second highest an associate batsman with at least 1000 runs averages.
Smith's average batting at No. 3 from 7 innings before today - the best he at from any position in ODIs.
The most Afghanistan had conceded in the mandatory Powerplays in this World Cup. They went for 68 today.
Afghanistan's economy in the mandatory Powerplays this World Cup - only Zimbabwe have done better (2.97).