Pakistan’s defeat of New Zealand on Wednesday piled the pressure on the host nation, who are now fourth and just one point ahead of both Bangladesh and the 1992 champions.
Smith and Warner have been booed, jeered, and abused by fans during the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, in their first official international games since returning from 12-month bans imposed in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal.
The West Indies all-rounder could only bowl two overs in the World Cup game against England on Friday and had to leave the field before the home team chased down a victory target of 213 with almost 17 overs to spare.
In his fourth international match after his 12-month ban, Warner smashed 107 from 111 balls to help Australia to victory in Taunton.
Australia suffered their first defeat of the 2019 World Cup as they were defeated by 36 runs against India on Sunday, with the five-time champions conceded a score of 352 at The Oval.
The disgraced batsmen, who served year-long bans for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal, are set to face tournament hosts England in a World Cup warm-up match in Southampton on Saturday, starting 7.30pm (EDT).
After just a few short days with the current team he can already see it has the “trademark” of the iconic outfits he was a part of.
And there’s serious question marks over India’s long tail.
Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in doubt for the series after he aggravated a lower back injury during the third ODI against England, while fellow seamer Jasprit Bumrah was named but will only be available from the second Test in Southampton.