March 4, 2015 | Cricket
It seems just about everyone’s making records at this World Cup; just look at Australia. The host nation posted the highest winning margin ever in this tournament’s history when they crushed Afghanistan by 275 runs in Perth. Player of the match David Warner hit 178 to put Australia in command at 417/6 from 50 overs; this is the third score over 400 in this year’s World Cup. Warner formed a 2nd wicket stand of 260 with Steve Smith, who made 95, an all time record partnership for the Aussies in the ODI format. Glenn Maxwell also added 88. Afghanistan’s Dawlat Zadran took 2/101 from 10, the third bowler in World Cup history to concede 100 or more runs in a single innings. The Afghans collapsed to 142 all out; their highest score was 33 by Nawroz Mangal. Bowling for Australia, Mitchell Johnson took 4/22 from 7.3 overs.
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