Australia notched up its biggest ever ODI win at the WACA on Wednesday.
Australia have claimed its biggest-ever win in one-day international history, defeating World Cup minnows Afghanistan by 275 runs at the WACA in Perth.
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David Warner was the star of the show, notching up 178 runs off just 133 balls as Australia powered to it highest ever innings total of 417-6.
Afghanistan showed plenty of heart, but could not match the class of its more established opponents, only managing a total of 142.
It didn’t all go to plan however for the Australians, with Aaron Finch falling for just four runs to leave Australia 14-1.
Steve Smith came into the crease looking to play himself into form, however he took a back seat as Warner smashed the Afghan attack around the WACA.
Warner may have to think giving away some signed gear however, after he hit a young fan in the crowd with a massive six.
Warner continued to attack to Afghani attack, but fell short of a double century after a wayward shot saw him caught on 178 off just 133 balls.
Glenn Maxwell hit an incredible 88 off just 39 deliveries, but fell short of a century after he was caught at point after attempting to tonk another ball to the boundary.
Afghanistan were sent in with the unenviable task of chasing down 417 against Australia and found themselves in early trouble after Mitchell Johnson claimed the wicket of opener Usman Ghani.
The visitors were in real strife when Javed Ahmadi fell not long after to leave Mohammad Nabi’s side 32-2.
Nawroz Mangal attempted to spark an Afghan revival after he smashed Mitch Marsh for consecutive sixes.
It wasn’t to be however as Mangal was dismissed via a sublime Aaron Finch catch in the slips that could go down as the catch of the tournament.
The Afghanistan tail failed to wag and the trio of Johnson, Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc made little work of the clearly intimidated lower order batsman.