[caption id="attachment_850899" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-850899" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/David-Warner-fifty-ICC.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="415" /> Warner, who scored an unbeaten 89 that was studded with eight boundaries, returned to ODI cricket since a year-long ban for his role in the ball-tampering scandal. @ Twitter/ICC[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/david-warner/news/">David Warner</a> marked his ODI return with a sensational half-century as defending champions <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/news/">Australia</a> opened their <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> account with an emphatic <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-david-warner-pat-cummins-adam-zampa-star-as-australia-thrash-afghanistan-by-seven-wickets-850846">seven-wicket win</a> over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan/news/">Afghanistan</a> in Bristol on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>Warner, who scored an unbeaten 89 that was studded with eight boundaries, returned to ODI cricket since a year-long ban for his role in the ball-tampering scandal. <p></p> <p></p> Great win and we hope to keep the ball rolling. I think there were some nerves getting to the training and then coming out today. But I got relaxed once Finchy (captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/aaron-finch/news/">Aaron Finch</a>) started to get going, Warner, who won the Man of the Match award, said at the post-match presentation ceremony. <p></p> <p></p>Warner and Finch (66) put together an opening 96-run partnership which was brought to an end by Afghanistan captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gulbadin-naib/news/">Gulbadin Naib</a> in the 17<sup>th</sup> over. Elaborating on this time batting in the middle, Warner said: The way I started out today, I had to take time to move my feet and get my head into position, considering that I had only played T20 cricket over the last one year. <p></p> <p></p>Chasing a not-so-dauting target of 208 that came after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/pat-cummins/news/">Pat Cummins</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/adam-zampa/news/">Adam Zama</a> led the bowling brigade with three wickets each the saw Afghanistan back in the hut in less than 40 overs, Warner admitted that it s good when bowlers chip in. Us batters like to see that (some help for the bowlers). Need to keep our nerves and look to see through that period. It's a different contrast from the team back then (in 2015). There was more experience at that point, but this squad also has great energy in it, he said.