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South Africa vs Afghanistan, Match 21 Match Summary

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)
AFG 125/10
Bat Top batsman
35 (25)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 140SR
32 (58)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 55.17SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
ECON 4.14
7
OVERS
29/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.10
6.1
OVERS
13/3
R/W
SA 131/1
Bat Top batsman
68 (72)
  • 8x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 94.44SR
41 (83)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 49.39SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
ECON 4.83
6
OVERS
29/1
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.75
4
OVERS
11/0
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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.
over 28 : 124/1
3 runs
  • 027.1
  • 127.2
  • 027.3
  • 1 WD 27.4
  • 027.4
  • 1 WD 27.5
  • 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?
28 OV
3 run
A. Alam to H. Amla & A. Phehlukwayo
  • 027.1
  • 127.2
  • 027.3
  • 1 WD 27.4
  • 027.4
  • 1 WD 27.5
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
27 OV
3 run
M. Nabi to H. Amla & A. Phehlukwayo
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 126.3
  • 126.4
  • 126.5
  • 026.6
26 OV
10 run
R. Khan to A. Phehlukwayo & H. Amla
  • 425.1
  • 125.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 425.6
25 OV
2 run
M. Nabi to H. Amla & A. Phehlukwayo
  • 124.1
  • 024.2
  • 124.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
24 OV
2 run
R. Khan to H. Amla & A. Phehlukwayo
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 1 WD 23.5
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
23 OV
5 run
G. Naib to H. Amla & de Kock & A. Phehlukwayo
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 122.3
  • 422.4
  • W 22.5
  • 022.6
22 OV
4 run
M. Nabi to H. Amla & de Kock
  • 121.1
  • 021.2
  • 1 WD 21.3
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
4 run
G. Naib to de Kock & H. Amla
  • 120.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 020.4
  • 220.5
  • 020.6
20 OV
5 run
M. Nabi to de Kock & H. Amla
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 419.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
19 OV
6 run
G. Naib to H. Amla & de Kock
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 418.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
7 run
M. Nabi to H. Amla & de Kock
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 417.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
10 run
R. Khan to de Kock
  • 416.1
  • 216.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 416.6
16 OV
1 run
M. Nabi to de Kock & H. Amla
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
5 run
R. Khan to de Kock & H. Amla
  • 214.1
  • 214.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
4 run
G. Naib to H. Amla & de Kock
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
8 run
R. Khan to de Kock & H. Amla
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 212.5
  • 412.6
12 OV
5 run
G. Naib to de Kock & H. Amla
  • 211.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
5 run
R. Khan to de Kock & H. Amla
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 210.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
5 run
G. Naib to de Kock & H. Amla
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 49.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
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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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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