Player of the Match
Player of the Match
540dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Warner 178 loads it up, Maxwell 88 blows it up

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

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
178(133) 19x4 - 5x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 42 runs
  • 7x4 - 1x6
7 1 10 15 41 41 22 41
SPD Smith
95(98) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
9 3 13 10 16 5 23 16

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O7.3
M0
R22
W4
Eco2.93
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MA Starc
O6
M0
R18
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Binoy | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

That's all from here folks. Switch off the lights when you leave. Cheers

"They played very well," says Mohammad Nabi "Especially their batsmen. Especially Warner, Smith and Maxwell. And their bowlers are the world's fastest. especially on the WACA pitch."

"Very good win," says Michael Clarke "Outstanding with the bat. Davey Warner exceptional. Steve Smith beautiful. Glenn Maxwell fantastic. It was about 11 overs to go and I sent maxi in ahead of me, with our highest WC score opportunity. I was looking to bat at 4, but it was best for the team. The way Maxi and the boys batted showed I did the right thing. Good to see James back. His bowling was outstanding. He will be there for the game against Sri Lanka. The selectors thought this was the best XI for these conditions. We will see what is the best XI for Sri Lanka. That's the good thing about our selectors, they are selecting the XI based on the conditions and the opposition. Whatever XI they give me on Sunday I will try to get the best out of them."

"Most importantly we won so fantastic," says David Warner, the Man of the Match. "Great to see other boys get amongst the runs. Reminded us of the Ashes. Quite humid. Their second spells were very good. They executed yorkers really well. The boys were surprised at how quick that fella bowled."

This is Australia's biggest win, and the biggest win for any team in a World Cup match. Second-biggest win in ODIs overall. A comprehensive win against spirited Afghans. It just seemed from the very start that Warner was setting himself up for a big one. He and Smith and Maxwell pummelled Afghanistan, who didn't really bowl that badly. Flat pitch, quick scoring ground and these new restrictions. This was bound to happen one of these days

"Huge win for Australia, but no one can tell me this competition would be better without Afganistan in it." James has said it better than me

37.3
W
Johnson to Hamid Hassan, OUT, a simple catch at short midwicket ends it. The biggest win WCs. This is short, gets on to him quicker than he expects it, gets a soft edge on the pull, and Johnson collects his fourth wicket

Hamid Hassan c Warner b Johnson 7 (27m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

37.2
2
Johnson to Hamid Hassan, 2 runs, full and straight, pushed past mid-off with a straight bat
37.1
0
Johnson to Hamid Hassan, no run, length ball outside off, punched away to point

DM: "Ah Shapoor joining hameed... now they'll take it to the last over &win for sure! #EpicChase"

END OF OVER:
37 | (wicket maiden) | AFG: 140/9 (278 runs required from 12.3 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 21.38)

  • Shapoor Zadran0 (4b)
  • Hamid Hassan5 (15b)
  • JR Hazlewood8-1-25-2
  • MG Johnson7-0-20-3
36.6
0
Hazlewood to Shapoor Zadran, no run, short of a length, just outside off, beats his outside edge
36.5
0
Hazlewood to Shapoor Zadran, no run, makes room to defend this to cover
36.4
0
Hazlewood to Shapoor Zadran, no run, Smith has dropped it in front of Clarke. Really full, on off, draws the edge. Smith from third slip goes diving in front of Clarke at second. Puts it down

Best of the rest

38.51

Samiullah Shenwari's batting average in ODIs - the second highest an associate batsman with at least 1000 runs averages.

Best at No. 3

63.00

Smith's average batting at No. 3 from 7 innings before today - the best he at from any position in ODIs.

Not today

48

The most Afghanistan had conceded in the mandatory Powerplays in this World Cup. They went for 68 today.

Stingy

3.70

Afghanistan's economy in the mandatory Powerplays this World Cup - only Zimbabwe have done better (2.97).