The five-time champions bowled Afghanistan out for 207 in 38.2 overs on a warm day in Bristol and then made steady progress, reaching their target with more than 15 overs to spare, with Warner 89 not out.
Pakistan’s loss against the West Indies was neither amusing nor amazing. The outcome was very much expected. Looking at the recent performance of the team in the two preceding series against Australia and England before the World Cup,
Former test opening batsman Mohsin Khan has quit as head of Pakistan Cricket Board's cricket committee just four days after the national team lost to archrival India at the World Cup.
Pakistan kept alive their chances of reaching the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, cruising to a six-wicket win against previously unbeaten New Zealand at Edgbaston.
"Congratulations especially go to Babar, Haris and Shaheen for their brilliant performances," said Imran, who led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup.
The two-time champions, who are unbeaten in their six outings so far, including a washed-out game, fielded an unchanged side after their narrow victory against Afghanistan.
Left-arm seamer Shaheen Afridi (3-28) had helped reduce the Black Caps to 46-4 and 83-5, when Kane Williamson was out for 41.
India paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar has fond memories of Lord’s and he hopes to make more history at the iconic venue by playing there in a World Cup final.
Mashrafe Mortaza hopes Bangladesh have earned respect with their impressive 21-run win over beleaguered South Africa in their World Cup opener on Sunday.