South Africa vs Afghanistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Imran Tahir, Quinton de Kock lead Proteas to first win of match

London: South Africa kickstarted their Cricket World Cup marketing campaign with a nine-wicket win over Afghanistan beneath the DLS technique at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens.

Quinton de Kock hit 68, together with eight fours and Hashim Amla was 41 not out in South Africa’s 131-1 in 28.four overs in reply to Afghanistan’s 125 all out in 34.1 overs. Because of two rain disruptions, the match was lowered to 48 overs per staff with South Africa chasing a profitable goal of 127.

Imran Tahir took 4 wickets to arrange South Africa’s first win of the World Cup. Action Images by way of Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Andile Phehlukwayo (17 not out) sealed victory by smashing the one six of the sport.

Amla was cautious however efficient in his 83-ball knock which took him to inside 24 of the 8,000 ODI runs milestone.

De Kock’s innings lasted 72 balls and he shared a gap partnership of 104 with Amla earlier than he was caught by Mohammad Nabi off the bowling of Gulbadin Naib within the 23rd over. It was South Africa’s first century stand of the match.

After defeats to England, Bangladesh and India, and a washout towards West Indies, this was a must-win sport for four-time semi-finalists South Africa.

But they nonetheless look unlikely to advance to the ultimate 4. South Africa are degree on three factors within the backside half of the desk with West Indies, Bangladesh and Pakistan however have performed yet one more sport.

Afghanistan have misplaced all 4 matches and stay final within the 10-team standings.

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Published Date: June 16, 2019

| Updated Date: June 16, 2019


Updated Date: Jun 16, 2019 01:11:56 IST