After the high of Afghanistan's win over Scotland comes the low of a record breaking defeat at the hands of Australia.
When Dawlat Zadran got Aaron Finch to edge the ball to Nawroz Mangal from the last ball of the third over, Afghan captain Mohammad Nabi must have been thinking his decision to field first was the right one. However, he was to be proven wrong by a sensational innings from David Warner.
Accelerating as his innings went on, at one point Warner was looking well set for the tournaments second double century. He was eventually dismissed for 178 from just 133 balls, sharing in a 260 run partnership for the second wicket with Steven Smith, who fell just short of a century on 95.
Glenn Maxwell at one point looked likely to break Kevin O'Brien's fastest World Cup century record before he was out for 88, scored from just 39 balls. Australia's final total was 417-6, the highest in World Cup history, whilst the 101 runs conceded by Dawlat Zadran were the most in a ten over spell in World Cup history.
Afghanistan had little chance of chasing that mammoth target down, but the way they folded was extremely disappointing. They were bundled out for just 142, losing by 275 runs, the biggest defeat (by runs) in World Cup history. Mitchell Johnson took 4-22. Afghanistan's next match will be against an in-form New Zealand side on Sunday.
Australia beat Afghanistan by 275 runs
WACA Ground, Perth, 4 March
Australia 417-6 (50 overs, D Warner 178, S Smith 95, G Maxwell 88)
Australia 142 (37.3 overs, M Johnson 4-22)