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Cricket World Cup: David Warner guides Australia home against Afghanistan

• Afghanistan 207; Australia 209-3
• Half-centuries for David Warner and Aaron Finch

The domination of the big boys continues. Australia defeated Afghanistan almost as simply as New Zealand dispatched Sri Lanka earlier in the day in Cardiff. They won by seven wickets with 15.1 overs to spare and once again the pace bowlers prevailed.

Afghanistan fought more effectively than Sri Lanka or Pakistan at Trent Bridge, where they were thrashed by West Indies on Friday, but their total of 207 was never going to be enough to trouble Australia on a benign, evenly grassed surface. Even for the romantics in the crowd, 90% of whom were cheering every Afghanistan run, it was not enough.

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