Australia cricket team has created history today as they have beaten Afghanistan by 275 runs in 26th match of ICC cricket world cup 2015 at WACA. Australia made historical 417 runs by doing batting first in the quota of 50 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. This is the highest score of cricket world cup history as Australia surpassed the 414 score of Indian team that they made against Barmuda in 2007 tournament.
After losing toss Australia asked to bat first and they got bat start as Aaron Finch dismissed on 4 when team’s total was 14 in 3 overs. David Warner and Steven Smith started to play good cricket and sensible shoots to build partnership. Both Warner and Smith added 260 runs for second wicket partnership and both players did destructive batting especially Warner.
David Warner slammed his fourth ODI hundred and made highest score his career. He made 178 runs in 133 balls including 5 sixes and 19 fours. Steve Smith also made 95 runs in 98 balls by hitting 1 six and 8 4s. At the end of innings Glenn Maxwell played quick fire 88 runs in 39 balls at the strike rate of 225. This helped Australia to put 417 runs in 50 overs which is the highest score of cricket world cup ever.
In the chase of 418 whole Afghanistan team all out in 38th over after making 142 runs. Nawroz Mangal was the top scorer in Afghanistan’s inning who made 33. Mitchell Johnson took 4 wickets in Afghani innings whereas Starc and Hazlewood shared 2-2 wickets each. Australia registers a big victory of 275 runs.