South Africa vs Afghanistan, ICC World T20 2016 Highlights: Proteas Secure 37-Run Win To Get Campaign Back On Track

Updated: 20 March 2016 18:49 IST

South Africa kept their campaign alive by registering a 37-run win over Afghanistan. Relive all the highlights here.

Mohammad Shahzad started off like a train as he took Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott apart. However, with his dismissal, Afghanistan lost steam and the rest of the batting collapsed. South Africa have won by 37 runs for their first win of the tournament and they stay in the hunt. Relive all the moments of the match here. (SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE | NEWS | VIDEOS)

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South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 37 runs for their first win of the tournament.

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18:45 hrs IST: That is all we have from Mumbai. The next match is between the 2012 champions West Indies and the 2014 champions Sri Lanka in Bangalore.

18:40 hrs IST: Here are the post match quotes

Faf du Plessis: I felt like Deja vu of the England game. It is tough and you are under pressure. You need somebody to stand up. Today, we had Chris Morris. But we need to get better in the first three overs.

Stanikzai: The total was too high. The wicket was good for batting. This experience will be good for us.

18:25 hrs IST: Rabada cleans up Shapoor Zadran and South Africa win by 37 runs. This will get their campaign back on track but Afghanistan will be mighty pleased with the effort. Their score of 172 against a South Africa attack will put them in good stead ahead of their matches against England and West Indies.

18:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Morris cleans up Rashid Khan with a yorker after conceding two fours. This has been a decent performance by Afghanistan. Shahzad, in particular, has given the fans plenty to smile.

18:12 hrs IST: WICKET! Shenwari attempts to ramp the scoop shot over fine leg, however, he only gets a big outside edge that is taken at backward point. Shenwari c Wiese b Abbott 25 (14), Afghanistan 159/7 (17.1 overs).

18:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Rabada gets his revenge. After Najib Zadran smashes him for a six and a four, Rabada bowls a full ball and Najib wafts it to the keeper. Najibullah Zadran c de Kock b Rabada 12 (8).

18:03 hrs IST: WICKET! Googly from Tahir and Nabi mistimes the lofted shot to long on where de Villiers takes a simple catch. Nabi c de Villiers b Tahir 11 (14), Afghanistan 140/5 (15.1), need 70 off 29 balls to win.

18:00 hrs IST: Missed run-out. Superb work from Wiese. Shenwari hesitates in taking the single as he taps it to point. Wiese runs to his left and as he tumbles, he has a shy at the bowler's end but he misses, Shenwari would have been a goner.

17:55 hrs IST: Shenwari is playing a decent cameo. However, the asking rate is mounting for Afghanistan.

17:50 hrs IST: Samiullah Shenwari gets off to a flier. Wiese again misses his line and length as he concedes 14 runs in his third over. Afghanistan are 124/4 after 13 overs, need 86 off 42 balls.

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South Africa pegged Afghanistan back with quick wickets as they were on top in Mumbai.

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17:45 hrs IST: WICKET! Afghanistan are sinking here. Flatter ball outside off, Noor Ali Zadran comes down the track and misses with the slog, De Kock whips the bails off. Noor Ali Zadran st De Kock b Tahir 25 (24).

17:41 hrs IST: WICKET! Abbott finally strikes. Slow ball outside off, Naib goes for the cut but gets an edge to De Kock. Gulbadin Naib c De Kock b Abbott 26 (18), Afghanistan 105/3 in 10.3 overs, need 105 off 57 balls.

17:36 hrs IST: Gulbadin Naib keeps Afghanistan in the hunt by smashing Imran Tahir for a six. In the next over bowled by Wiese, Noor Ali Zadran pulls to deep mid wicket where Morris misjudges the catch, he points out that he did not spot the ball. Afghanistan 103/2 in 10 overs, need 107 off 60 balls.

17:30 hrs IST: Poor start for Wiese. He concedes 15 runs in his first over. Afghanistan are still in the game.

17:28 hrs IST: David Wiese comes into the attack and he is greeted by two fours by Gulbadin Naib.

Mohammad Shahzad Afghanistan 2003
Mohammad Shahzad was bowled by Chris Morris for 44 as Afghanistan stutter

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17:24 hrs IST: Imran Tahir comes into the attack and he concedes just four runs. In the previous match, he did not concede a single boundary.

17:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Another great ball from Morris. Short ball at 145 kmph and it rears up from the pitch, Stanikzai wafts at it and the edge is taken by the keeper. Asghar Stanikzai c De Kock b Morris 7 (6), Afghanistan 60/2 (5.2 overs).

17:17 hrs IST: Asghar Stanikzai gets off the mark with a six. Abbott continues to bowl short and wide. Despite Shahzad's dismissal, Afghanistan are 60/1 after five overs.

17:13 hrs IST: WICKET! South Africa are jubilant. Chris Morris gets the wicket. 149 kmph leg-cutter on middle and off, Shahzad is beaten for pace and he is cleaned up. The bowler gives him an angry send-off. Shahzad b Morris 44 (19).

17:10 hrs IST: Afghanistan have notched up the fifty in just 3.3 overs. South Africa are falling apart in Mumbai.

Mohammad Shahzad South Africa 2003
Mohammad Shahzad got Afghanistan off to a brilliant start against South Africa.

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17:06 hrs IST: Shahzad blasts Rabada for 14 runs, including a Virender Sehwag like upar-cut! Afghanistan have raced to 47/0 after three overs. Deja-vu in the making?

17:01 hrs IST: Magnificent from Shahzad. He slams two sixes and a four as Abbott leaks 22 runs in his first over. Afghanistan have raced to 33/0 after two overs. Game on in Wankhede.

16:57 hrs IST: BANG! In the slot and Shahzad capitalises. Kyle Abbott floats a full ball outside off and the burly Afghan batsman whacks him over deep mid wicket.

16:56 hrs IST: This is not good news for South Africa. JP Duminy, who was chasing an attempted catch at third man, is clutching his left hamstring and he has gone off the field. This does not look good.

16:54 hrs IST: Wonderful start for Afghanistan. Shahzad goes for the slog and the outside edge flies over third man for a six. In the next ball, he goes for the drive and ends up scything it over deep point for a four. Afghanistan are 10/0 in the first over.

16:50 hrs IST: Mohammad Shahzad and Noor Ali Zadran will open for Afghanistan. Shahzad, in particular will be vital if Afghanistan are to get off to a quick start.

JP Duminy AB de Villiers 2003
JP Duminy and AB de Villiers finished well for South Africa as they ended up on 209/5 against Afghanistan.

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16:30 hrs IST: Duminy finishes the innings in style. He launches Dawlat Zadran for a six over long on and South Africa have ended up with a score of 209/5. This is their second consecutive 200-plus score. Will Afghanistan do an England?

16:20 hrs IST: Duminy continues in his merry ways as he glances a quicker ball to fine leg.

16:18 hrs IST: WICKET! The AB show is over. He was looking good for a century. He dances down the track and Nabi drags the length back, he hoicks it high to deep mid wicket but he holes out to the fielder close to the boundary. AB de Villiers c Noor Ali Zadran b Nabi 64 (29).

AB de Villiers Fifty 2003
AB de Villiers smashed his eighth fifty as South Africa tore Afghanistan apart in Mumbai.

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16:15 hrs IST: 6,4,6,6,6,1. 29 runs smashed by AB de Villiers off Rashid Khan. One has to feel for the young bowler. Eighth fifty for this genius.

16:10 hrs IST: 6,4,6. De Villiers is punishing young Rashid at the death. The dropped catch is proving to be most costly for Afghanistan.

16:05 hrs IST: Wonderful batting from de Villiers. He unfurls the reverse sweep and gets a boundary. However, on the next ball, Rashid drops de Villiers and he gets a life. This could prove to be costly.

15:56 hrs IST: The onus is on De Villiers and Duminy to get South Africa to a good score. Afghanistan have fought back well.

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Afghanistan's bowlers struck early by removing Hashim Amla and they also pegged them back with a couple of wickets.

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15:52 hrs IST: WICKET! This is a huge wicket for Afghanistan. Hamza floats this delivery on a good length outside off, De Kock goes for the sweep but gets a bottom edge that is snapped up by Shahzad. Quinton de Kock c Shahzad b Hamza 45 (31).

15:49 hrs IST: Another appeal for a run-out! However, de Kock is in safely as the bat does not bounce up after he puts in the dive.

15:46 hrs IST: Samiullah Shenwari comes into the attack. Mumbai once again roars with chants of AB, AB, AB! How much damage can he inflict?

Faf du Plessis Mumbai 2003
Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock shared a 65-run stand for the second wicket.

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15:41 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor stuff from du Plessis. Short and flat delivery outside off, Du Plessis punches it to mid off and he is waiting for de Kock to come back to his crease who was backing up a bit too far, however, Nabi fires the throw at the striker's end and du Plessis is short. Faf du Plessis run out (Nabi/Shahzad) 41 (27).

15:37 hrs IST: Both Proteas batsmen are using the sweep shot well. De Kock sweeps to long leg for a single while du Plessis connects well with the sweep to find the deep square leg boundary.

15:33 hrs IST: Wonderful shot from du Plessis. Nabi drags it short and slow on middle stump, the skipper backs away and wallops it over deep extra cover for another maximum.

15:29 hrs IST: Rashid Khan, the 17-year-old legspinner, is into the attack. Can he stifle the scoring? He does by giving away just two runs.

Quinton de Kock Afghanistan 2003
Quinton de Kock got off to yet another fast start as South Africa punished Afghanistan in Mumbai.

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15:27 hrs IST: Afghanistan are suffering a double whammy here. Short ball that cramps du Plessis for room, he adjusts well and cuts it late past backward point for another boundary. Dawlat Zadran concedes 17 runs in his second over.

15:24 hrs IST: This is wonderful hitting. Full ball outside off, De Kock launches Dawlat Zadran over long off for a six and in the next ball, he launches the bowler inside out over deep extra cover for another six.

15:22 hrs IST: De Kock continues to punish Afghanistan. Short ball from Shapoor and he crunches it past extra cover and in the last ball, du Plessis responds by pulling the bowler to deep mid wicket for a boundary.

15:17 hrs IST: Mohammad Nabi is into the attack and he starts well with three dot balls. However, du Plessis flays a cut past the gap at cover and point and on the last ball, he lofts the drive to long off for a boundary. South Africa 38/1 after four overs.

15:14 hrs IST: The South Africa skipper gets off the mark in style. Short ball angled across outside off, Faf du Plessis glides it to third man.

Hashim Amla Afghanistan 2003
Hashim Amla departed cheaply but South Africa got off to a great start against Afghanistan.

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15:12 hrs IST: WICKET! Big blow for South Africa and Shapoor is pumped. Full ball outside off, Amla looks to drive over mid-off but ends up toe-ending it, Asghar Stanikzai takes the catch. Amla c Stanikzai b Shapoor 5 (5). South Africa 25/1 (2.3 overs).

15:10 hrs IST: Shapoor Zadran is into the attack but the runs just keep coming. Amla shuffles to the off side and drives a full ball to deep backward point

15:07 hrs IST: Poor start this for Afghanistan. Dawlat provides width outside off and De Kock cracks the cut past deep point for yet another boundary. Already he has hit five boundaries.

15:04 hrs IST: Dawlat Zadran opens from the other end. De Kock continues to flourish as he whips a yorker to deep mid wicket for another boundary.

15:00 hrs IST: Amir Hamza opens the bowling for Afghanistan. Quinton de Kock gets going with back-to-back boundaries. The first over is an expensive one with De Kock slamming yet another boundary. South Africa off to a flier.

14:52 hrs IST: Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are coming out to the middle. Both these players gave South Africa a brilliant start against England.

14:50 hrs IST: The South African and Afghan teams are out in the middle for the national anthems. With England's win against South Africa, the group is wide open and Afghanistan can deepen the conundrum if they defeat the Proteas.

14:42 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the teams.

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kyle Abbott, David Wiese, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir

14:35 hrs IST: South Africa Win toss and opt to bat against Afghanistan. Dale Steyn will not play, and David Wiese is replacing him. 

Hashim Amla De Kock
South African openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla would be crucial to their chances against Afghanistan.

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South African batsmen are in form as Hashim Amla, Quinton De Kock and Jean-paul Duminy scored half-centuries in their last match against England to notch a total of 229/4. But their bowlers could not compliment their batsmen's efforts and let England chase down the big target, which is also the highest run-chase in World T20 history. (World T20: Cannot Take Afghanistan For Granted, Says South Africa's Hashim Amla)

The likes of Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott, Imran Tahir need to pull up their socks if they want to qualify for the semifinals.

Afghanistan, on the other hand, are coming into the match after a loss to Sri Lanka. Captain Asghar Stanikzai and Samiullah Shenwari are in form and they to carry it against South Africa. Their bowlers like Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan and Rashid Khan need to perform too.

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