DEFENDING Cricket World Cup champions, Australia defeated Afghanistan by 7 wickets in their first match of World Cup 2019 in Bristol earlier.
Afghanistan was dismissed in the 39th over, with 207 runs. This is the highest total by an Asian side at this World Cup so far.
David Warner and Aaron Finch got the chase off to a great start. Hamid Hassan was the most impressive Afghan bowler on display early on, but the chase was always on at well above the required run rate and Australia was well on course for victory.