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SA get first WC win in comfortable fashion

  • Published at 06:04 pm June 15th, 2019
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South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo plays a shot during their World Cup match against Afghanistan in Cardiff Saturday Reuters

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir took 4/29 as he engineered an Afghani collapse after a 75-minute rain break as they were dismissed for 125

South Africa finally got a World Cup win under their belt as they eased to a nine-wicket triumph over Afghanistan at Sophia Gardens Saturday to keep alive their hope of a semi-final berth.

Leg spinner Imran Tahir took 4/29 as he engineered an Afghani collapse after a 75-minute rain break as they were dismissed for 125.

Chris Morris contributed with figures of 3/13 and Andile Phehlukwayo took two wickets for 18.

The South Africans then set about the slightly adjusted target of 127 from 48 overs in cautious fashion, reaching 131/1 with 19 overs to spare.

Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock put together a 104-run opening wicket partnership before De Kock was dismissed for 68.

MATCH 21

AFGHANISTAN INNINGS        R    B

Zazai c Van der Dussen b Rabada    22    23

Noor b Tahir                32    58

Rahmat lbw b Morris            6    22

Shahidi c Du Plessis b Phehlukwayo    8    22

Asghar c & b Tahir            0    5

Nabi b Phehlukwayo            1    2

Ikram c Amla b Morris            9    33

Gulbadin c Markram b Tahir        5    11

Rashid c Van der Dussen b Tahir    35    25

Hamid c Du Plessis b Morris        0    3

Aftab not out                0    1

Extras (lb 4, w 3)            7 

Total (34.1 Overs)            125 all out 

Fall Of Wickets

1-39 (Zazai), 2-56 (Rahmat), 3-69 (Shahidi), 4-69 (Noor), 5-70 (Asghar), 6-70 (Nabi), 7-77 (Gulbadin), 8-111 (Ikram), 9-125 (Rashid), 10-125 (Hamid)

Bowling

Rabada 8-1-36-1, Hendricks 5-1-25-0, Phehlukwayo 8-1-18-2, Morris 6.1-2-13-3, Tahir 7-0-29-4

SOUTH AFRICA INNINGS    R    B

Amla not out            41    83

De Kock c Nabi b Gulbadin     68    72

Phehlukwayo not out        17    17

Extras (lb 1, w 4)        5 

Total (28.4 Overs)        131/1 

Fall Of Wickets

1-104 (De Kock)

Bowling

Aftab 5-1-16-0, Hamid 4-1-11-0, Rashid 7-0-45-0, Gulbadin 6-0-29-1, Nabi 6.4-0-29-0

South Africa won by nine wickets

MoM: Imran Tahir