South Africa all-out Afghanistan on 125 runs in 34.1 overs in the ICC World Cup-2019 match at Cardiff’s Sofia Gardens Stadium on Saturday. Chasing a victory target of 125 runs set by the Srilanka, South Africa scored 131 in just 28.4 overs. South Africa’s only wicket fell as Quinton de Kock, who scored 68 runs before the outing. South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 9 wickets, won the First Match in ICC 2019.
Hashim Amla 41 and Andile Phehlukwayo remained unbeaten on 17. This is South Africa’s first win in five matches played so far in this World Cup. In the first three competitions, he had to face defeat against England, Bangladesh, and India respectively. While his match against the West Indies had vanished due to rain.
After losing the toss, Afghanistan started well after getting the invitation for batting, but rain caused a disruption in the match and when the match started again, then Afghani batsmen could not stand on the pitch. Afghanistan had lost two wickets in 20 overs and scored 69 runs then the rain came here.
After a while, the rain stopped and the match was started. However, the match was reduced to 48 overs per innings. Afghanistan started a slow but start well. His first wicket fell as Hazratullah Zazai on the second ball of the ninth over. Zazai scored 22 runs. Chris Morris sent Rahmat Shah (6) to a pavilion total of 56.
The rain came in the 20th over and then when the match began again, Andile Phehlukwayo sent Hashmatullah Shahidi (8) to the pavilion in the 21st over. On the first ball of the next over, Imran Tahir sent another opener Noor Ali Zadran to the pavilion. Zadran faced 58 balls and scored 32 runs with four fours. From here, the wickets started falling and Afghanistan’s score was 77 on the loss of 7 wickets.
Rashid Khan used his batting ability and scored 35 runs with 25 fours and six sixes. They combined with Ikram Ali Khil (9) to add some 34 runs for the eighth wicket.
Ikram Ali khil became the victim of Morris on the total score of 111. Tahir also sent Rashid Khan to the pavilion on the score of 125 runs in the fifth ball of the 34th over. Chris Morris sent Hamid Hassan to the pavilion without opening the account. For South Africa, Imran Tahir four, Chris Morris three, Andile Phehlukwayo two, Kagiso Rabada took one wicket.
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