Australia post record score to win over Afghanistan05 March 2015 BBC Online
David Warner dealt with the short deliveries with ease during the World Cup 2015, Group A, match between Australia and Afghanistan in Perth on Wednesday. Photo: Agency
Australia posted a World Cup record total of 417-6 as they beat Afghanistan by 275 runs - the biggest winning margin in the tournament's history.
David Warner hit 178 off 133 balls, Steve Smith scored 95 while Glenn Maxwell struck 88 in 39 deliveries in the Pool A encounter in Perth.
Afghanistan were then dismissed for 142, with Mitchells Johnson and Starc taking six wickets between them.
Australia's score surpassed the 413-5 India made against Bermuda in 2007.