South Africa Vs Afghanistan LIVE SCORE (odi)

South Africa Vs Afghanistan At Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 15 June, 2019

15 June, 2019
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

125/10 (34.1 ov)

Match 21

131/1 (28.4 ov)

South Africa beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets (D/L method)

Afghanistan South Africa
125/10 (34.1 ov) - R/R 3.65 131/1 (28.4 ov) - R/R 4.56

Match Ended

South Africa beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets

This Over
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1
0
6
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Hashim Amla not out 41 83 4 0
Andile Phehlukwayo not out 17 17 2 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Aftab Alam 5 1 16 0
Mohammad Nabi 6.4 0 29 0
Current Partnership Last Wicket 104/1 (22.5)

27 (27) R/R: 4.62

Hashim Amla 7(18)

Quinton de Kock (W) 68(72) S.R (94.44)

c Mohammad Nabi b Gulbadin Naib
Highlights, South Africa vs Afghanistan, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Cardiff, Full Cricket Score: Proteas clinch first win of tournament

Highlights, South Africa vs Afghanistan, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Cardiff, Full Cricket Score: Proteas clinch first win of tournament

Highlights

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00:53 (IST)

Finally South Africa earn their first win of the World Cup 2019. And they would hope this victory should propel their campaign to greener pastures. Meanwhile, Afghanistan need to learn from their mistakes quickly. They have a strong bowling strength but the bowlers will need a good total to defend and for that batsmen need to click on consistent basis.

That's all from our side for tonight. But tomorrow we have India playing Pakistan. We hope for no rain in Manchester. See us tomorrow for the mega clash's live blog. Good night.

00:45 (IST)

Faf du Plessis, South Africa captain: It was a good day for us. Our intensity was much better today. I think the nature of seam bowlers, it would have been a challenge. It was important to get a good start, the wicket was not very conducive to spin. Morris and Tahir were fantastic in the middle overs as they got wickets. Tahir has made us a strong team in the last one year single handedly, his ability to take wickets. Naturally Quinton plays quite freely but it was important to play with the new ball. We needed a 60 or 70-run stand upfront and we could have worked on the run rate later.

00:41 (IST)

Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib speaks: Bad luck. We did well in opening. But it's cricket. Credit goes to Tahir's spell. We didn't expect that. Batsmen didn't take responsibility. We have a lot of batsmen but we need no 5, 6 and 7 to do well. We did mistakes. Imran bowled really well. He proved himself in the last year. But we have Asghar who is our senior so we gave the chance to him. It will be difficult to win against England if we play like this.

00:32 (IST)

Imran Tahir: I really enjoyed the way it came out. It was more important for me to play my role for the team. Great to have a first victory in our pocket. We were really up for it but we can't control the weather. But we wanted the intensity to stay in the game. All in all a very pleasing performance.

00:30 (IST)

Imran Tahir is the Man of the Match for his bowling figures of 7-0-29-4

00:28 (IST)

South Africa played like the bigger team they are. Or were before this World Cup. Welcome back, Faf and the boys. It’s probably too late, but they will take this win and hold it dear. The Afghans will be disappointed they weren’t more competitive — they were, after all, playing the team immediately above them in the standings. 

Telford Vice, Freelance Cricket Writer at Cardiff

00:28 (IST)
00:27 (IST)
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South Africa beat Afghanistan by nine wickets!

After 29 overs,South Africa 131/1 ( Hashim Amla 41 , Andile Phehlukwayo 17)

It's over. South Africa get their first win of the World Cup 2019. Proteas cross the finishing line with a six from Phehlukwayo.

00:25 (IST)

After 28 overs,South Africa 124/1 ( Hashim Amla 40 , Andile Phehlukwayo 11)

It's so frustrating to watch Amla nowadays. There's very little timing in his game at the moment and a lot of scratchy strokes. Three runs from the over including two wides. Three more needed.

00:19 (IST)

After 27 overs,South Africa 121/1 ( Hashim Amla 39 , Andile Phehlukwayo 11)

Three more runs added. Proteas are almost there. Just six runs away from their first win in World Cup 2019.

00:17 (IST)

After 26 overs,South Africa 118/1 ( Hashim Amla 37 , Andile Phehlukwayo 10)

Phehlukwayo gets into the act now. Two fours from the over. A slog sweep to cow corner and an inside-out cut to deep extra-cover. Just nine more needed.

South Africa vs Afghanistan LIVE SCORE, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Updates: South Africa beat Afghanistan by nine wickets! It's over. South Africa get their first win of the World Cup 2019. Proteas cross the finishing line with a six from Phehlukwayo.

When this edition of ICC Cricket World Cup started a fortnight back, not many would have imagined South Africa languishing at ninth place in the ten-team event, neither would many have foreseen a strangely spirit-less performance from Afghanistan. But such has been the quality of cricket by both teams that they find themselves occupying the bottom two places on the points table.

Strangely, both teams are also dealing with varying degrees of internal troubles. Mohammad Shahzad was unceremoniously sent home on fitness grounds, only for him to rebut the reasons later. For South Africa, AB de Villiers was known to have expressed an interest to return to the ODI fold, only for CSA to reply in negative.

Rassie van der Dussen, the man who replaced AB de Villiers in South Africa's World Cup squad, is not surprised that the legend wanted to come out of retirement for the ongoing big event but feels the swashbuckler should have handled things better.

Middle-order batsman der Dussen has appeared in 13 ODIs since making his debut in January this year.

The selectors saw him as a replacement for de Villiers, who retired in May last year but expressed a desire to come back on the eve of South Africa's World Cup squad announcement in April.

That request was turned down by Cricket South Africa, which had "pleaded" with him to not retire last year but didn't get the desired response at that time.

"It's not necessarily the best question to ask to me because I am involved in it but had he not retired it definitely would have influenced me directly," der Dussen was quoted as saying by 'ESPNCricinfo'.

"But you can't, on the day before the announcement and a team that's been working for something for year and even longer than a year, come and say, 'I want to make a comeback now'."

Full Squads:

South Africa Players: Faf du Plessis (capt), Quinton de KockImran TahirDavid MillerJP DuminyLungi NgidiKagiso RabadaAiden MarkramChris MorrisAndile PhehlukwayoTabraiz ShamsiDale SteynDwaine PretpriusRassie van der DussenHashim Amla.

Afghanistan Team Players: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah ZazaiRahmat ShahHashmatullah ShahidiAsghar AfghanMohammad NabiNajibullah ZadranGulbadin Naib(c), Rashid KhanDawlat ZadranMujeeb Ur RahmanNoor Ali ZadranSamiullah ShenwariAftab AlamHamid Hassan.

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With Agency inputs

Updated Date: June 16, 2019 00:56:40 IST

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