Warner leads the way as Australia cruise past Afghanistan

ICC World Cup 2019,Australia vs Afghanistan World cup match,Australia Predicted XI

Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib was keen to stress the positives from his side's performance after suffering a seven-wicket defeat to Australia at the Bristol County Ground.

After the openers' dismissal, Hashmatullah Shahidi and Rahmat Shah put up a fearless effort and went on to add 51 runs stand for third wicket.

Warner scored an unbeaten 89, overcoming early nerves and problems with his timing to grind out a match-winning innings in uncharacteristically timid fashion. A probable reason is the return of Steve Smith and David Warner's return.

Afghanistan will travel to Cardiff aiming to pick off a demoralized Sri Lanka team which loss to New Zealand by 10 wickets.

There were glimpses, however, of the aggression and swashbuckling approach that made Warner such a fearsome player before he was banned, along with Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft, for being involved in ball tampering in South Africa in 2018.

Two spectators dressed up as sandpaper stood on an overlooking balcony holding a big image of a cricket ball.

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa broke the partnership with a beautifully flighted delivery that brought Shahidi forward and beat the batsman, with wicketkeeper Alex Carey whipping off the bails.

Finch got out after scoring a half-century and Warner got a reprieve after Mohammad Shahzad missed an easy stumping, Australia cruise to victory with seven wickets in hand.

Apple Is Finally Doing Away with iTunes: Report :: Music :: News :: iTunes
The tech giant is set to announce the end of the iconic download service as it prepares to unveil new music , TV and podcast apps. The iTunes store transformed the music business since its launch in 2003 and kick-started the digital commerce revolution.

The Sweet Princess Diana Tribute in Harry and Meghan's Pride Post
More than 30 years ago, the then 25-year-old Diana was credited for challenging the stigma against those affected by HIV and Aids. We stand with you and support you. "A lot of people are moving here (to the US), so, what can I say?" he said.

Prince Harry Helps Kick Off ICC Cricket World Cup With Inspiring Speech!
Of the teams competing at this World Cup, eight of the ten most economical bowlers have been spinners. Replying to a question, Azhar added that Pakistan has always enjoyed good support in England .

"If you focus to the crowd, then you didn't focus on your game", he said.

He went for 22 in one over while all-rounder Marcus Stoinis also came in for some punishment, conceding 21 to Rashid's long-range hitting.

Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first but had a poor start. Middle-order batsman Najibullah Zadran was the top scorer for them with 51 off 49.

1-0 (Shahzad, 0.3 overs), 2-5 (Zazai, 1.2), 3-56 (Shahidi, 13.5), 4-75 (Rahmat, 19.2), 5-77 (Nabi, 20.2), 6-160 (Naib, 33.1), 7-162 (Najibullah, 33.5), 8-166 (Dawlat, 34.6), 9-205 (Rashid, 37.3).

Both men were subjected to jeers in Australia's World Cup opener, but Zampa believes the team will not be affected. "I was a little bit more relaxed when Finchy (Aaron Finch) started going".

"We expected what we were going to cop".

"I have a lot of respect for Warner and Smith and we can't do anything about the crowd's reaction to them". "Tubby" has consistently called for Khawaja to be left out, saying his only natural fit in the side is an an opener; which can't happen with Warner and Finch there.

"There were a huge numbers of Afghans in the crowd that give us great energy out in the middle plus numerous neutrals seemed to be behind us too".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Cloud in worldwide wobble, G Suite, YouTube affected
Jun 04, 2019 - 00:52
The issue, which primarily affected the eastern parts of the United States , was resolved in the early hours of this morning. Last night, Google reported several issues with its Cloud Platform, which made several Google sites slow or inoperable.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top White House: Trump ‘deadly serious’ about Mexico tariffs
Jun 03, 2019 - 02:27
Some U.S. business organizations warned that the tariffs threat on Mexican imports would only hurt U.S. business and families. In words directed at the USA public, he added: "We want nothing and no one to break our lovely and sacred friendship".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Clippers fined after Doc Rivers compares Kawhi Leonard to Michael Jordan
Jun 03, 2019 - 02:16
Leonard has been having a solid postseason, averaging 30.7 points, 8.8 rebound and 3.9 assists. "It's a balance of interest". Leonard and co. beat Golden State in Game 1 and the teams will square off in Game 2 on Sunday night at 8 p.m.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zion, projected No. 1 pick, signs with CAA Sports
Jun 03, 2019 - 02:13
The team is considering trading the third overall selection to the Atlanta Hawks for the No. 8 and No. 10 overall picks, per ESPN. According to a Sunday report, the Cavs are reportedly making their interest in Duke University star R.J.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tiger Woods shoots opening-round 70 at Memorial Tournament
Jun 03, 2019 - 01:46
Tiger Woods , a five-time Memorial champion, mixed four birdies with two bogeys to post a tidy 70 and he sits at two under. Both of those stats will absolutely be in play at the Memorial, at a course that isn't quite as hard as Bethpage Black.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lower Emerging Market Demand Weighing on Prices
Jun 02, 2019 - 01:16
They closed down 0.6% on Wednesday after hitting their lowest since March 12 at $56.88. Iran needs to export at least 1.5-2.0 million bpd of crude to balance its books.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka suffer shock French Open exits
Jun 02, 2019 - 00:53
After Williams showed fight by going from 3-1 down to 4-3 ahead in the second set, Kenin hung in there. She ran to her sideline seat and pressed a towel against her face.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ex-Arsenal Star Antonio Reyes Dies In Car Crash
Jun 02, 2019 - 00:36
The Frenchman wrote: 'I'm devastated to hear the sad news about Jose Antonio Reyes . "He will remain forever in our hearts". Meanwhile, further pictures show the mangled wreckage of the auto being removed from the scene of the crash by a tow truck.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Osaka’s dream Grand Slam run ends at Roland Garros
Jun 02, 2019 - 00:29
She was pushing far too much and sent some forehands careering nearly into the advertising hoardings at the back of the court. For the third time in three round Osaka lost the opening set, but this time she was unable to turn things around.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA measles cases reach 971, breaking 1994 record
Jun 02, 2019 - 00:29
More than 25,000 doses of vaccine have been given to children and teenagers in Williamsburg and Borough Park since October. While some people have concerns about vaccines, Edwards said studies have consistently shown they're safe.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No. 1 Osaka rallies, ousts Azarenka at French
Jun 02, 2019 - 00:29
She began to step into shots, generating deeper groundstrokes that pushed Azarenka back and made the court shorter and wider. Williams hammered 10 aces and 36 winners past world number 238 Nara, who stands a mere 5ft 1in (1.55m).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China threatens to create its own ‘Entity List’ to include American firms
Jun 02, 2019 - 00:29
No specific companies were named, but the list will target firms that block or deny supplies to Chinese industries. The official did not say what companies are on the list, adding that they will be announced at a later date.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber to deactivate accounts of riders with low ratings
Jun 01, 2019 - 02:06
Many obnoxious, rude, or otherwise problematic riders have remained live on the system, but that's about to change. Many riders are likely not aware that drivers can rate them as well, just as we rate the drivers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Robert Pattinson Confirmed As The Next "Batman"
Jun 01, 2019 - 01:43
While there were those who disapproved of Pattinson as Batman , there were others who were all for the decision. THE BATMAN , a new film to be directed by Matt Reeves , is shooting in London this Autumn.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mahathir says Malaysia will use Huawei 'as much as possible'
Jun 01, 2019 - 01:18
His suggestion came a day after the United States added Malaysia to its watch list of trading partners for currency manipulation. Mr Mahathir said Huawei had access to research "far bigger than the whole of Malaysia's research equivalent".