Afghanistan Vs South Africa CWC19 Match 21 Result


South Arica won the toss and elected to bowl first in the 21st match of World Cup 2019.

Match Summary

South Africa won their first match as they beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets (Duck Lewis Method). Afghanistan failed to post a good total to defend it. As the openers of South Africa comfortably chase down the target with the good partnership between Hashim Amla and De Kock. The fastest runs streak of Hashim Amla is no more as he was consistent to break all the thousands of runs and failed to make it fastest 8000 runs.

South Africa maintained their slim hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup, crushing Afghanistan by nine wickets on Saturday to record their first win at the tournament. Faf du Plessis’s team had a bad start to the campaign, losing their first three matches before a draw against the West Indies. But the result never looked dubious in Cardiff: Imran Tahir, the match’s partner, won four wickets while South Africa regrouped their opponents for a measly 125 after two rain delays reduced the match to 48 points per team.

South Africa took a long time to pursue their goal, but Afghanistan, who watched the World Cup from afar with four defeats in four matches, did not have the weapons to worry their opponents. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock placed 104 for the first wicket before Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib took De Kock by Mohammad Nabi. Amla and Andile Phehlukwayo saw South Africa cross the finish line.  South Africa, injured paceman Dale Steyn, lost to England, Bangladesh and India before scoring a point in their rain-ravaged match against the West Indies.

Their victory lifts them to seventh place in the 10-team table after five matches, but their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals by placing in the top four looks slim. There were few signs of the carnage ahead when Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran scored 39 races for Afghanistan’s first wicket. Zazai was the first to go and when the leg player, Tahir, threw his first ball to Zadran for 32, then caught Asghar Afghan in his own bowling alley for nothing, Afghanistan was in big trouble.

Nabi became the third Afghan batsman to lose his seven-ball wicket when he was played by Phehlukwayo. When Naib was caught by Aiden Markram of Tahir Bowling, Afghanistan was on the brink of disaster at 77-7. Rashid Khan hit 35 of 25 balls, including six-four, but even his latest success could only bring the score to 125.

Man of the Match Award

Imran Tahir was awarded as man of the match award for his amazing bowling.