Warner returns from ban to star in Australia's opening win

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The Australian opener helped his side to a seven-wicket World Cup win.

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

Australia, who came into this tournament in resurgent form with overseas series victories against India and Pakistan, have now won nine one-day internationals in a row. The usually destructive Warner played a more steady innings, batting till the end to take the Aussies home.

While Smith scored a century during the warm-up match, Warner playing a responsible innings in Australia's tournament opener was the flawless answer to his critics.

The five-time World Cup winners will take on West Indies on Thursday at 9.30pm while Afghanistan take on Sri Lanka on Tuesday at 9.30pm.

Two rather inventive spectators did catch the eye in the crowd with full-body suits fashioned to look like pieces of sandpaper.

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But Shahidi fell to Zampa after being stumped by Carey in the 14th over. "That's a higher standard of cricket and it just gets you back up to as close to global competition as you can".

"I like that knock", allrounder Marcus Stoinis said.

Stoinis managed to pick up a couple of crucial wickets in the middle, including that of Afghanistan top-scorer Najibullah Zadran (51) who put on a unsafe 83-run partnership for the sixth wicket with skipper Gulbadin Naib (31).

Earlier, opting to bat first, the Afghans rode some resilient batting, including a half-century by Najibullah Zadran to post 207 after they were struggling at 77/5 at one stage.

Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi combined to stop the onslaught with a 51-run, third-wicket partnership until legspinner Adam Zampa took a pair of wickets to wrest the control back for Australia.

Naturally, all eyes will be on Rashid Khan as much of Afghanistan's hopes will hinge on the canny bowler spinning a web around the Aussies.

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Sportspeople are expected by the masses to be engineered to cop abuse on the chin, but Zampa admitted the team approached ways to prepare for the abuse while in training camp.

"Definitely, we can play against these kind of teams, so you should take positive things from them", Naib said, reflecting on Australia's clinical pressure.

In bringing his half century from a patient 74 balls, Warner displayed precious little of the explosive qualities we've come to know him for.

"I think we are expecting it". "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.

Gulbadin continued: "Every team, especially for us, is a tough team, so we are just waiting for our turn".

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