South Africa finally have their first win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The Proteas beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets in a rain affected match at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Thanks to Imran Tahir and Chris Morris, South Africa restricted Afghanistan for 125. In reply, South Africa batsman Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla forged a partnership of above 100. South Africa eventually won with 9 wickets.
South Africa openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla help South Africa get past 100. However, Quinton de Kock was dismissed for a well-made 68. South Africa are inching towards their first victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
South Africa openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock help South Africa get past the initial overs. South Africa now half-way through the target.
South Africa score 35 for loss of no wickets in the match against Afghanistan. South Africa need 126 runs to win the match.
South Africa move closer to the target. No wickets lost.
Afghanistan fail to get a breakthrough. South Africa move ahead.
South Africa openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla get South Africa off to a cautious start. SA 8/0 in 3 Overs (48 Overs).
South Africa play with caution. Score two runs in the second over. SA 3/0 in 2 overs.
The South African opening batsmen, Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla have come out in the middle to help South Africa chase down 126.
The Afghanistan cricket team has been bundled out for 125 after South Africa's Imran Tahir took four wickets. Chris Morris picked up three wickets and Andile Phehlukwayo took two wickets as well. South Africa need 126 runs to win their first match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
South Africa are taking on Afghanistan in match 21 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Saturday at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Both South Africa and Afghanistan are looking for their first win in the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2019. South Africa have had the worst start possible in the world cup. The Proteas have played four matches so far, out of which they have lost three and won none as their last match against West Indies was washed away due to rain. On the other hand, Afghanistan have also lost all their three matches it has been part of in the ICC CWC 2019. South Africa vs Afghanistan Cricket Score 21th ODI Match.
South Africa have so far faced England, Bangladesh, India and West Indies. The Proteas were beaten by England in the world cup opener by 104 runs. Against Bangladesh, South Africa went down chasing 330 and lost by 21 runs. India beat South Africa by 6 wickets in their third game. The fourth match involving South Africa (vs West Indies) had to be abandoned due to rain. South Africa vs Afghanistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Weather Report: Check Out the Rain Forecast and Pitch Report of Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.
On the other hand, Afghanistan have showed promise but failed to win any match. The Afghan 'Atalans' lost to Australia by 7 wickets in their first match of the ICC CWC 2019. They lost to Sri Lanka by 34 runs. Afghanistan were defeated by New Zealand by 7 wickets in their last match.
Both South Africa and Afghanistan will look to win this match as it's a virtual must win game for both the sides. South Africa will rely on Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada. Afghanistan will hope that their batsmen give the bowlers and especially Rashid Khan enough runs on the board to defend.
South Africa (Squad): Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jean-Paul Duminy.
Afghanistan (Squad): Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib(c), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali khil(w), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Samiullah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Asghar Afghan.