Michael Clarke and Michael Wade help Australia to victory

Michael Clarke batting against Afghanistan
One-day international, Sharjah:
Australia 272-8 (50 overs) beat Afghanistan 206 (43.5 overs) by 66 runs
Match scorecard

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.

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