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South Africa vs Afghanistan, Match 21 Commentary, Live Updates

World Cup 2019

South Africa vs Afghanistan Scorecard
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Sophia Gardens, Cardiff , Jun 15, 2019
131/1 (28.4/48)
125 (34.1/48)
South Africa beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets (D/L method)
Sunday. June 16. When probably, not just Asia, but the entire world stands still. Because India take on Pakistan. Finish off your chores for the day, take good rest, get some lunch, drinks, popcorn, whatever you wish and be ready on your seats - the action begins at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT) in Manchester. Do do do tune in. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Double header number 4 of this World Cup ends! Australia trounced Sri Lanka while South Africa slowly got past Afghanistan to finally make a move on in the points table. They move to 7th while Australia are up at number 1.
Victorious South African captain, Faf du Plessis, feels that the Proteas performed much better today, with more intensity. On the slow approach, Faf says that they needed some runs under the belt, hence the need to bat out the first 10 overs carefully. Praises the bowlers for bowling well in the middle overs and also Tahir, for doing extremely well even on grounds with short boundaries. On the approach regarding the net run rate, du Plessis says that the initial thought was to see off the first 10 overs and then once the opening stand was past 70, Andile Phehlukwayo was padded up to finish off the game quickly. Is hoping that the team builds some confidence from this game.
Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib, manages a smile despite the defeat. Rues his luck on losing the toss and praises his side for starting well and putting up a fight. Admits that the Imran Tahir spell completely took them by surprise and is disappointed that the excellent start was wasted. Puts the onus on the batsmen to get 50-run partnerships. On Rashid Khan's innings, Gulbadin marvels at the team's batting depth which goes upto 9 but is quick to point out that the ones above Rashid need to take some responsibility and bat deeper, not throwing wickets away. On the team change today, Naib says that Najibullah was not performing too well in the last 2 games and Afghan is a senior, hence the change. Hopes to have Zadran back in form. On their next game against England, Naib hopes that something goes their way.
IMRAN TAHIR HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he is really pleased with his job today but overall, he is happy to have contributed to the team's win. Stresses that the team was up for an on-off game and wanted to play with the same intensity after any such rain break. Praises the fast bowlers for setting up the tone. On the grass on the wicket, Tahir says that he knew he was not going to get any turn, so only looked to keep it wicket-to-wicket. Feels lucky that his experiments came out fruitful. On his celebrations, Immy says that he enjoys every wicket and feels that is the only way he can enjoy himself. Hopes to carry this momentum into the next game in Birmingham. On his battle with Rashid Khan, Tahir says that the Afghan leggie played a few good shots but now, he can run and whisper into his ear that he got his wicket.
Tough day at the office for Afghanistan. Started well with the bat, but then lost their way after the second rain break. With the ball, they barely could do much and had to settle with a solitary wicket. Rashid Khan could do nothing much with the ball either. Please stay tuned for the presentation.
After his half century, de Kock tried to finish the game off quickly but could not quite do so. Hashim Amla played a curious Warneresque innings, with his strike rate being even below 50. Certainly was not his own self. But at the end of the day, victory by 9 wickets and 116 balls to spare will be taken by the Proteas.
On a pitch which had juice, 125 might have been challenging. Might have been. But the sunshine during the innings break, wiped out any juice on offer. It was a nice pancake baked for the Proteas and the openers just feasted. Strangely though, they did not feel the need to accelerate and took their own sweet time to score.
The game ends at last. South Africa have laboured and laboured but eventually got those 2 crucial points. Perhaps they did not feel the need to go hammer and tongs, concentrating more on the win.
28.4
6
Mohammad Nabi To Andile Phehlukwayo
SIX! First six of the game and it will be the only one as Phehlukwayo finishes off in style. Tossed up on middle and off, Andile comes down the track and heaves it over long off for a maximum. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 9 WICKETS (DLS METHOD)
28.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Andile Phehlukwayo
Floated on the stumps, Andile defends it.
28.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
On the pads, Hashim flicks it to the on side and gets a single.
28.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Tossed up on off, Amla nudges it to mid on.
End of over 28 : 124/1
3 runs
  • 027.1
  • 127.2
  • 027.3
  • 1 WD27.4
  • 027.4
  • 1 WD27.5
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
A. Phehlukwayo
11 (15)
H. Amla
40 (81)
A. Alam
5-1-16-0
27.6
0
Aftab Alam To Andile Phehlukwayo
We will have another over in this game, at least. Good length ball on middle and leg, Andile pulls it to mid-wicket.
27.5
0
Aftab Alam To Andile Phehlukwayo
Full on middle, Phehlukwayo looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
27.5
wd
Aftab Alam To Andile Phehlukwayo
WIDE! Sprays it down the leg side, Phehlukwayo looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled. Afghanistan players think it has flicked his pad.
27.4
0
Aftab Alam To Andile Phehlukwayo
Yorker on middle. Phehlukwayo does well to get his bat down in time. Aftab has a word with Andile. Don't know why he did that.
27.4
wd
Aftab Alam To Andile Phehlukwayo
WIDE! Over does the bouncer. This one goes over his head and it has been wided.
27.3
0
Aftab Alam To Andile Phehlukwayo
Bouncer! Around the body and it on the eye line. Phehlukwayo sways away from it.
27.2
1
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
Back of a length ball on middle, Amla was initially looking to leave it but then plays the upper cut towards third man and gets a single.
27.1
0
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
Full on off, Amla pushes it to mid off.
Aftab Alam is back! Will it be the last over of the game?
End of over 27 : 121/1
3 runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 126.3
  • 126.4
  • 126.5
  • 026.6
A. Phehlukwayo
11 (11)
H. Amla
39 (79)
M. Nabi
6-0-22-0
26.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Andile Phehlukwayo
On middle, Andile looks to play it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
26.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Tossed up on middle, Amla milks it to long on for a single.
26.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Andile Phehlukwayo
In the air but safe. Floated on off, Phehlukwayo lofts it wide of long off. Zazai there does not go for the catch and they take just a single.
26.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
On the pads, Amla turns it square on the leg side and gets a single.
26.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
On middle again, Amla flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
26.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
On middle and leg, Amla flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
End of over 26 : 118/1
10 runs
  • 425.1
  • 125.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 425.6
A. Phehlukwayo
10 (9)
H. Amla
37 (75)
R. Khan
7-0-45-0
25.6
4
Rashid Khan To Andile Phehlukwayo
FOUR! Crunched. On off, Phehlukwayo punches it hard through point for a boundary.
25.5
0
Rashid Khan To Andile Phehlukwayo
Outside off and quicker, Phehlukwayo looks to play the reverse sweep but misses.
25.4
1
Rashid Khan To Hashim Amla
Flighted on middle, Amla milks it down to long on and gets to the other end.
25.3
0
Rashid Khan To Hashim Amla
Full toss. A low one, Amla taps it to the man at mid on.
25.2
1
Rashid Khan To Andile Phehlukwayo
Shorter on middle and leg, Phehlukwayo strokes it towards cover and takes a single.
25.1
4
Rashid Khan To Andile Phehlukwayo
FOUR! Phehlukwayo has struck that really well. Tossed up on off, Andile gets down on one knee and sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
End of over 25 : 108/1
2 runs
  • 124.1
  • 024.2
  • 124.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
H. Amla
36 (73)
A. Phehlukwayo
1 (5)
M. Nabi
5-0-19-0
24.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
24.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Landed outside off, Amla looks to run it down to third man but is beaten due to the extra bounce.
24.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
24.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Andile Phehlukwayo
Shorter in length, punched down to long on for a run.
24.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Andile Phehlukwayo
Tossed up outside off, Phehlukayo has a wild heave but there is no pace on the ball. An inside edge is eked towards short fine leg.
24.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Short and outside off, punched behind point for a single.
End of over 24 : 106/1
2 runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 1 WD23.5
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
A. Phehlukwayo
0 (3)
H. Amla
35 (69)
R. Khan
6-0-35-0
23.6
0
Rashid Khan To Andile Phehlukwayo
On the pads, Phehlukwayo misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.
23.5
0
Rashid Khan To Andile Phehlukwayo
Tossed up on middle, Phehlukwayo brings out the reverse sweep but hits it to the man at backward point.
23.5
wd
Rashid Khan To Andile Phehlukwayo
WIDE! Rashid misses his mark and sprays it down the leg side. Andile looks to flick but misses.
23.4
1
Rashid Khan To Hashim Amla
On off, Amla pushes it towards sweeper cover and gets a single.
23.3
0
Rashid Khan To Hashim Amla
Flighted on middle and leg, Amla defends it with straight bat.
23.2
0
Rashid Khan To Hashim Amla
Flighted on off, Amla pushes it to the man at mid off.
23.1
0
Rashid Khan To Hashim Amla
Floated on the stumps, Amla blocks it.
Rashid Khan is back!
End of over 23 : 104/1
5 runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 122.3
  • 422.4
  • W22.5
  • 022.6
A. Phehlukwayo
0 (1)
H. Amla
34 (65)
G. Naib
6-0-29-1
22.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Andile Phehlukwayo
Full and outside off, pushed towards mid on. 5 runs and a wicket from the over.
South Africa doing an England. Andile Phehlukwayo comes in at number 3, with 23 needed.
22.5
W
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock OUT!
OUT! Caught! Sharp catch from Mohammad Nabi. This won't be a 10-wicket win then. Full and around middle and leg, de Kock whips it away again, this time through mid-wicket but cannot quite keep it down, nor find the gap. Mohammad Nabi takes a good catch at short mid-wicket to his right, reacting swiftly. Then complains to the keeper that the sun was in his eyes. De Kock walks back with a wry smile. Must have been eyeing a not out.
22.4
4
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Full and down the leg side, de Kock flicks it behind square leg and the ball races away to the fence.
22.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
22.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Outside off, pushed towards point.
22.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
On a length outside off, defended watchfully.
End of over 22 : 99/0
4 runs
  • 121.1
  • 021.2
  • 1 WD21.3
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
de Kock
64 (70)
H. Amla
33 (62)
M. Nabi
4-0-17-0
21.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
On middle and leg, de Kock flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
21.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
On the pads, Amla turns it to the on side and gets a single.
21.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Floated on the stumps, HA blocks it.
21.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
On the pads, Quinton flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
21.3
wd
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
WIDE! It is way outside off, on the wrong side of the tramline. Wide signalled.
21.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
Flighted outside of, de Kock looks to sweep but misses. The ball hits him on his pad but maybe he got an inside edge on it.
21.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Tossed up on off, Amla plays it towards point and gets a single.
End of over 21 : 95/0
4 runs
  • 120.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 020.4
  • 220.5
  • 020.6
de Kock
63 (67)
H. Amla
31 (59)
G. Naib
5-0-24-0
20.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball outside leg, de Kock looks to flick it but it tickles his pads on the way to the keeper.
20.5
2
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball on off, de Kock makes room and looks to heave it over long on. He does not time it well so it does not reach the fence. The man from deep mid-wicket mops it up and they take two.
20.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Once again the length is the same. It is on middle, de Kock hits it straight to the man at mid-wicket.
20.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Full again around off, Amla strokes it wide of mid off and gets a single.
20.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Full on middle, Amla defends it off the front foot.
20.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball on off, de Kock guides it down to third man and gets a single.
Drinks Break! South Africa need just 36 runs to wrap this up. Getting back in this game for Afghanistan looks next to impossible now. They will still look to get a wicket or two which will boost their confidence.
End of over 20 : 91/0
5 runs
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 419.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
H. Amla
30 (57)
de Kock
60 (63)
M. Nabi
3-0-13-0
19.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Outside off, Amla looks to push it but misses.
19.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Follows it up with a solid front foot defense.
19.4
4
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
FOUR! Excellent shot. A sign of aggression from Amla. Tossed up on the pads, Amla hits it over square leg and gets a boundary.
19.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Shorter on the stumps, de Kock defends it off the back foot.
19.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
Flighted around off, de Kock hits it sweetly to sweeper cover for a single.
19.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
Tossed up on off, de Kock comes down the track and looks to hit it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
End of over 19 : 86/0
6 runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 418.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
H. Amla
26 (53)
de Kock
59 (61)
G. Naib
4-0-20-0
18.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Outside off, Amla punches it to the man at cover.
18.5
1
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
On the pads, de Kock flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
18.4
4
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
MISFIELD AND FOUR! This is schoolboy stuff from Afghanistan. Back of a length ball on the body, de Kock pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. Rahmat Shah at deep mid-wicket gets it on a bounce but he misfields it and the ball goes away to the fence.
18.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Outside off and full, Amla strokes it to sweeper cover and takes a run.
18.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Full on off, Amla strokes it to mid on.
18.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Good length ball on off, Amla tucks it to mid-wicket.
Gulbadin Naib is back!
End of over 18 : 80/0
7 runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 417.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
H. Amla
25 (49)
de Kock
54 (59)
M. Nabi
2-0-8-0
17.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
17.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Around off, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
17.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
17.3
4
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
FOUR! Nicely played. Full and outside off, Amla gets his bat down and gently reverse sweeps it through the vacant slip cordon to the third man fence.
17.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
Full and outside leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
17.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Full and outside off, Amla looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards point. A single taken.
End of over 17 : 73/0
10 runs
  • 416.1
  • 216.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 416.6
de Kock
53 (58)
H. Amla
19 (44)
R. Khan
5-0-33-0
16.6
4
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Fifty comes up for de Kock with that boundary. The over ends the way it started. Floated on off, de Kock heaves it over mid-wicket and gets a boundary to reach his second fifty of this World Cup. His 23rd in ODIs.
16.5
0
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Floated on off, de Kock defends it off the front foot.
16.4
0
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Tossed up on off, de Kock looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
16.3
0
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
On the pads, de Kock flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
16.2
2
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Short on off, de Kock cuts it towards backward point. The fielder misfields there and de Kock is quick between the wickets so he comes back for the second.
16.1
4
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Rashid is unable to spin his magic here so far. He overpitches it on off, de Kock gets down on one knee and whacks his sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary.
End of over 16 : 63/0
1 runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
H. Amla
19 (44)
de Kock
43 (52)
M. Nabi
1-0-1-0
15.6
0
Mohammad Nabi To Hashim Amla
Flatter on off, de Kock blocks it to see off the over.
15.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
Now punches it wide of cover and gets a single.
15.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
Short on off, de Kock punches it to the man at cover.
15.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
Short on off, de Kock cuts it to the man at point.
15.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
Oh, almost had their first there. Off spinner on off, de Kock looks to defend but gets an inside edge which misses the stumps as it goes to the fine leg region.
15.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Quinton de Kock
Tossed up on off, de Kock astutely blocks it.
Change of bowling then. Mohammad Nabi into the attack. Can he give Afghanistan something to smile?
End of over 15 : 62/0
5 runs
  • 214.1
  • 214.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 014.6
H. Amla
19 (43)
de Kock
42 (47)
R. Khan
4-0-23-0
14.6
0
Rashid Khan To Hashim Amla
Floated on middle, Amla taps it back to the bowler.
14.5
1
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
On the pads, de Kock flicks it to the on side and gets a single.
14.4
0
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Tossed up on middle, de Kock blocks it with confidence.
14.3
0
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Flatter on the stumps, Quinton defends it.
14.2
2
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
In the air but safe. Googly outside off, de Kock looks to play it towards cover by making room. He gets an outside edge which goes to the right of cover. Hamid Hassan there takes it casually and lets it go behind him allowing them to take two.
14.1
2
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Short on middle and leg, de Kock pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple.
End of over 14 : 57/0
4 runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
H. Amla
19 (42)
de Kock
37 (42)
G. Naib
3-0-14-0
13.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
On the stumps, Amla defends it to see off the over.
13.5
1
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Shorter ball on off, de Kock pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
13.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
This time plays it wide of that man and gets a single.
13.3
0
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Good length ball outside off, Amla cuts it to the man at point.
13.2
1
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
On the pads, de Kock flicks it towards mid-wicket for an easy single.
13.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Good length ball around off, Amla cuts it wide of point and takes a single.
End of over 13 : 53/0
8 runs
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 212.5
  • 412.6
de Kock
35 (40)
H. Amla
17 (38)
R. Khan
3-0-18-0
12.6
4
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Very well played this. Rashid bowls it fast and short outside off, de Kock cuts it late past point and gets a boundary as the ball goes to the backward point fence. 50 comes up for South Africa with that boundary.
12.5
2
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Short outside off, de Kock cuts it wide of point and gets a double.
12.4
0
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Shorter on off, de Kock defends it off the back foot.
12.3
1
Rashid Khan To Hashim Amla
Good attempt from Rashid. Tossed up on middle, Amla hits it straight to the right of Rashid. He dives there and looks to stop it but the ball deflects off his fingers to long on. Aftab Alam throws it right on the face of Rashid who is down on the ground.
12.2
0
Rashid Khan To Hashim Amla
Close! Short and straight outside off, Amla looks to cut it but the ball just about misses the outside edge.
12.1
1
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Floated and full on the pads, Amla flicks it to deep square leg and gets a single.
End of over 12 : 45/0
5 runs
  • 211.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
H. Amla
16 (36)
de Kock
28 (36)
G. Naib
2-0-10-0
11.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Outside off, Amla hits it to the man at point to get through the over.
11.5
1
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Full on off, de Kock plays it towards long on off the inner half of his bat and gets an easy single. Afghanistan need to attack here. Only wickets can give them an outside chance.
11.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
A very good looking pull but there is a man in the deep at mid-wicket so just one run for Amla.
11.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Back of a length ball on off, de Kock pulls it to long on and gets a single.
11.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Length ball on middle and off, de Kock looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pad.
11.1
2
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Full on middle, de Kock flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a couple.
End of over 11 : 40/0
5 runs
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 210.5
  • 110.6
de Kock
24 (32)
H. Amla
15 (34)
R. Khan
2-0-10-0
10.6
1
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Single to end the over. Outside off, de Kock punches it wide of cover and keeps the strike.
10.5
2
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Full toss! De Kock does not make the most of it and hits it wide of the man at long on. The batsmen take two as Afghan in the deep mops it up.
10.4
1
Rashid Khan To Hashim Amla
On the pads, Amla flicks it towards square leg and gets a single.
10.3
0
Rashid Khan To Hashim Amla
Shorter on the stumps, Hashim defends it off the back foot.
10.2
1
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Floated around off, de Kock plays it wide of the man at point now and gets a single.
10.1
0
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Short and wide outside off, de Kock cuts it uppishly towards the man at point.
POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 39th over, if the match goes till then.
End of over 10 : 35/0
5 runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 49.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
H. Amla
14 (32)
de Kock
20 (28)
G. Naib
1-0-5-0
9.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Hashim Amla
Almost chopped on. Good length ball on off, Amla defends it but it goes just past the stumps. Not what many would have thought. South Africa have scored fewer runs than Afghanistan in Powerplay 1. 35/0 to 43/1.
9.5
1
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball around off, de Kock hits it wide of third man and takes one. The running between the wickets is not the best as they could have taken two there.
9.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Follows it up with a gentle push to mid on.
9.3
4
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
IN THE AIR...FOUR! Comical this. You hardly see this in international cricket. Full on off, de Kock decides enough of the waiting game and he looks to loft it but gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies to the right of third man. Afghan at third man runs to his right and looks to stop the ball but it spins away from him and to the fence.
9.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
On middle and full, de Kock pushes it to mid on.
9.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Quinton de Kock
Full on off, de Kock plays it to the man at mid off.
The skipper has introduced himself into the attack. Afghanistan need a wicket and Naib feels he can provide them with it. Let's see.
End of over 9 : 30/0
5 runs
  • 48.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
de Kock
15 (23)
H. Amla
14 (31)
R. Khan
1-0-5-0
8.6
1
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Single to end the over. 5 runs off Rashid's first. Tossed up on middle and leg, de Kock strokes it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
8.5
0
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
On the pads, de Kock turns it to the man at square leg.
8.4
0
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Floated on off, de Kock looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
8.3
0
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Tossed up on middle and off, de Kock defends it with a straight bat.
8.2
0
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
Flatter on off, de Kock blocks it off the front foot.
8.1
4
Rashid Khan To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! Not the start Rashid would have wanted. Short on middle, de Kock gets on his back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket.
Rashid Khan into the attack.
End of over 8 : 25/0
6 runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 47.5
  • 07.6
H. Amla
14 (31)
de Kock
10 (17)
H. Hassan
4-1-11-0
7.6
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Short ball to end the over. Amla sways away from it to see off the over.
7.5
4
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
FOUR! Vintage Amla. Hassan is guilty of bowling it too full on middle and leg, Amla rolls back the years and plays a beautiful on drive for a boundary.
7.4
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Good length ball away from the off stump, Amla leaves it confidently.
7.3
1
Hamid Hassan To Quinton de Kock
Around off, de Kock strokes it towards cover and takes a single.
7.2
1
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Good length ball on off, Amla flicks it to the on side and calls for a single straightaway.
7.1
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Outside off, Amla has nothing to do with it and leaves it alone.
End of over 7 : 19/0
4 runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 46.6
de Kock
9 (16)
H. Amla
9 (26)
A. Alam
4-1-13-0
6.6
4
Aftab Alam To Quinton de Kock
FOUR! This should get de Kock going. Good length ball outside off, de Kock plants his front foot forwards and drives it between mid off and cover. Naib runs behind it from mid off but the ball beats him slowly to the ropes.
6.5
0
Aftab Alam To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball on the stumps, Quinton taps it back to the bowler.
6.4
0
Aftab Alam To Quinton de Kock
Outside off on a length, de Kock cuts it straight to the man at point.
6.3
0
Aftab Alam To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball on middle and leg, de Kock looks to defend. He does so with the lower half of his bat. The ball bounces on the crease and onto his body.
6.2
0
Aftab Alam To Quinton de Kock
Another good ball. The Afghanistan bowlers are bowling a very good line and length here. Outside off and it is back of a length, de Kock looks to hit it but misses. The ball just about beats his outside edge.
6.1
0
Aftab Alam To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball coming in with the angle, de Kock looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
End of over 6 : 15/0
0 runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
H. Amla
9 (26)
de Kock
5 (10)
H. Hassan
3-1-5-0
5.6
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Good length ball on middle, Amla tucks it to mid-wicket. Good over this. It is a maiden.
5.5
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
On the pads, Amla looks to flick but misses and the ball gets hit on the pads.
5.4
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Good length ball around off, Amla looks to defend but gets an inside edge which goes down towards point.
5.3
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Bouncer! It is outside off, Amla leaves it alone.
5.2
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Good length ball on middle, Amla looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto his body.
5.1
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Outside off, Hashim leaves it alone.
End of over 5 : 15/0
4 runs
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 24.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
H. Amla
9 (20)
de Kock
5 (10)
A. Alam
3-1-9-0
4.6
1
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
Back of a length ball, Amla pulls it down to fine leg and gets a single.
4.5
0
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
NOT OUT! Waste of a review this. Good length ball pitching on middle and coming in with the angle. Amla looks to flick but misses. The Afghanistan players put in an appeal and take the review as their appeal umpire turns it down. They take an hopeful appeal. Replays roll in and Hawk Eye shows the ball to be not just missing the leg pole with the angle but was also over the stumps.
A delayed review from Afghanistan. Looks high to the naked eye. Amla might just continue batting. Nothing on the Ultra Edge. And Hawk Eye shows it to be missing leg stump both on height and angle. Review lost early for Afghanistan.
4.4
2
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
Good shot and a very good fielding but all the good work is undone by a wild throw and poor backup. Outside off on a length, Amla punches it wide of cover. Rashid Khan dives to his left and stops the ball as they take a run. He has a shy at the bowler's end but it is wayward. Naib backing up slides to his right and fails to stop it in the first attempt and the batsmen take the second.
4.3
0
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
Good length ball outside off, it does not bounce as much as Hashim expects it to. He looks to cut but does so down the ground.
4.2
1
Aftab Alam To Quinton de Kock
Pitches it on middle and leg and it comes in with the angle. De Kock flicks it to deep square leg and gets a single.
4.1
0
Aftab Alam To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball on middle and off, de Kock defends it with a straight bat.
End of over 4 : 11/0
3 runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • 13.6
de Kock
4 (8)
H. Amla
6 (16)
H. Hassan
2-0-5-0
3.6
1
Hamid Hassan To Quinton de Kock
Good length ball around off, de Kock guides it down to third man and keeps the strike with a single. Afghanistan are bowling well here but they need a wicket desperately.
3.5
1
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
This time drives it wide of the fielder at mid off and gets a single.
3.4
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Full on off, Amla drives it to the man at mid off.
3.3
1
Hamid Hassan To Quinton de Kock
Outside off on a length, de Kock guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.
WORLD CUP 2019 UPDATE - Meanwhile, at The Oval, Australia have trounced Sri Lanka by 87 runs to go atop the table. Batting first, the Aussies put on 334/7 on the board. Sri Lanka in reply, were 115/0 in the 16th over but lost track once Kusal Perera departed.
3.2
0
Hamid Hassan To Quinton de Kock
Good ball this. Hassan hits the deck hard around off. The ball moves away after pitching, de Kock looks to tap it towards backward point but gets beaten.
3.1
0
Hamid Hassan To Quinton de Kock
Length delivery outside off, de Kock looks to play it on the off side but it comes off the inner half of the bat and goes back towards the bowler.
End of over 3 : 8/0
5 runs
  • 12.1
  • 42.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
H. Amla
5 (14)
de Kock
2 (4)
A. Alam
2-1-5-0
2.6
0
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
On the pads, Amla looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
2.5
0
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
Good length ball around off, Hashim defends it towards point.
2.4
0
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
Outside off, Amla leaves it alone.
2.3
0
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
Well left this. On a length and very close to the off stump, Hashim shoulders arms to it.
2.2
4
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
EDGED AND FOUR! First one off the innings. It has not come off the middle but Amla will take it. Outside off on a length, Amla looks to play it on the off side but gets a thick inside edge which goes past the stumps towards the vacant fine leg fence.
2.1
1
Aftab Alam To Quinton de Kock
Length ball on middle, de Kock strokes it wide of mid on and gets a single.
End of over 2 : 3/0
2 runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 11.6
de Kock
1 (3)
H. Amla
1 (9)
H. Hassan
1-0-2-0
1.6
1
Hamid Hassan To Quinton de Kock
De Kock is off the mark too but not in a comfortable fashion. Good length ball on middle, it comes in after pitching. De Kock looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball then rolls towards cover and they take a quick single.
1.5
1
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Back of a length ball around off, Amla taps it down to third man and gets off the mark. First run off the bat in this chase.
1.4
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Shorter in length this, Amla tucks it to the man at mid-wicket.
1.3
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Good carry. Back of a length ball outside off, Amla shoulders arms to it.
1.2
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Outside off now, Amla strokes it uppishly towards the man at cover. It gets to the man there on the bounce.
1.1
0
Hamid Hassan To Hashim Amla
Good length ball on the line of the stumps, Amla taps it back to the bowler.
Hamid Hassan to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.
End of over 1 : 1/0
1 runs
  • W0.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 1 LB0.5
  • 00.6
  • 00.7
de Kock
0 (2)
H. Amla
0 (4)
A. Alam
1-1-0-0
0.6
0
Aftab Alam To Quinton de Kock
A very good leave this one. Good length ball pitching outside off. It comes in slightly but de Kock knows where his off stump is and shoulders arms to it.
0.5
0
Aftab Alam To Quinton de Kock
Comes 'round the wicket to de Kock and hits the length hard outside off. There was a bit of away movement on this. De Kock initially looks to defend but then moves away from it.
0.4
lb
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
The chase is off the mark. On the pads, Amla looks to flick but it rolls off his thigh pad towards the fine leg region and they take a leg bye.
0.3
0
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
Bowls on the stump. It is on off and middle, Amla pushes it to the man at mid on.
0.2
0
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
Once again a straight ball on the fourth stump line, Amla lets it carry to the keeper.
0.1
0
Aftab Alam To Hashim Amla
Aftab starts with a fuller ball outside off. No movement on the first ball for him. Amla watchfully leaves it alone.
We are back for the chase! Afghanistan players are in a huddle as their skipper, Naib says last words of inspiration before the players take their respective positions in the field. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock stride out to the middle to open the innings for South Africa. Aftab Alam to operate with the first new ball for Afghanistan.
Match Detail
  • Series World Cup 2019
  • Venue Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss South Africa won the toss and elected to field
  • Result South Africa beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets (D/L method)
  • Man of the match Imran Tahir
  • Umpire Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Ian Gould (ENG)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • H Zazai dropped on 12 by C Morris in 4.6 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Afghanistan 33/0 in 5.5 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Afghanistan 43/1
  • Afghanistan 52/1 in 14.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (15.1 ovs): R Shah against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, AFG: 1) (Retained)
  • Afghanistan 56/2 : R Shah lbw b C Morris 6(22)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 65/2 in 17.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (18.2 ovs): N Zadran against SA (LBW) Successful (SA: 1, AFG: 1)
  • Rain Stoppage: Afghanistan 69/2 in 20.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 102/7 in 28.5 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 125/9 in 33.5 overs
  • Referral 3 (33.6 ovs): SA against A Alam (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 0, AFG: 1)
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 125/10 in 34.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (4.5 ovs): AFG against H Amla (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, AFG: 0)
  • Power play 1 (1-10): South Africa 35/0
  • South Africa 53/0 in 13.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 53 off 78 balls between H Amla (17) and de Kock (35)
  • de Kock 23rd ODI fifty: 53 runs in 58 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: South Africa 91/0 in 20.0 overs
  • South Africa 100/0 in 22.3 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 135 balls between H Amla (34) and de Kock (64)
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Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
Rohit Sharma IND 648 81.00
David Warner AUS 647 71.88
Shakib Al Hasan BAN 606 86.57
Kane Williamson NZ 578 82.57
Joe Root ENG 556 61.77
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Mitchell Starc AUS 27 5.43
Lockie Ferguson NZ 21 4.88
Jofra Archer ENG 20 4.57
Mustafizur Rahman BAN 20 6.70
Jasprit Bumrah IND 18 4.41

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