Michael Clarke and Michael Wade help Australia to victory
|One-day international, Sharjah:|
|Australia 272-8 (50 overs) beat Afghanistan 206 (43.5 overs) by 66 runs|
Australia beat Afghanistan by 66 runs in the first international meeting between the two countries.
Captain Michael Clarke and opener Michael Wade both scored 75 in Australia's total of 272-8 off 50 overs.
Afghanistan were always behind the asking rate in Sharjah, but Asghar Stanikzai's 66 helped his side to a creditable total.
Mitchell Starc's four wickets helped keep Australia in control.
The one-off one-day international was only Afghanistan's second game against an ICC full member nation, having lost to Pakistan in February.