July 20, 2024
SA Vs AFG Match Highlights: South Africa Beats Afghanistan by 9 Wickets, Reaches First T20 World Cup Final

SA Vs AFG Match Highlights: South Africa Beats Afghanistan by 9 Wickets, Reaches First T20 World Cup Final

South Africa defeated Afghanistan by a commanding 9 wickets in the T20 World Cup 2024 semi-final to book their spot in the championship match for the first time. Afghanistan found it difficult to get momentum as they batted first, with only Ibrahim Zadran (25 runs) offering some opposition. With 3 wickets apiece, South Africa’s best bowlers were Marco Jansen and Tabraiz Shamsi. Leading the way with a blistering 58 from Quinton de Kock and a solid 29* from Reeza Hendricks, South Africa easily reached the mark. 

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Afghanistan Batting Scorecard 

Batter  R  B  SR  4s  6s 
Ibrahim Zadran b Rabada  25  50  40  0  0 
Nangeyalia Kharote c de Kock b Marco Jansen  2  7  28.57  0  0 
Noor Ahmad lbw b Shamsi  0  2  0  0  0 
Rashid Khan (c) b Nortje  8  8  100  2  0 
Nabi b Rabada  0  3  0  0  0 
Azmatullah c Tristan Stubbs b Nortje  10  12  83.33  0  0 
Naveen-ul-Haq lbw b Shamsi  2  8  25  0  0 
Fazalhaq Farooqi not out  2  2  100  0  0 
Gulbadin b Marco Jansen  9  8  112.5  2  0 
Karim Janat lbw b Shamsi  8  13  61.54  1  0 
Gurbaz (wk)c Reeza Hendricks b Marco Jansen  0  3  0  0  0 

 South Africa Bowling Scorecard 

Bowler  O  R  W  ECO  NB  M  WD 
Maharaj  1  6  0  6  0  0  0 
Marco Jansen  3  16  3  5.3  0  0  4 
Nortje  3  7  2  2.3  0  0  1 
Shamsi  1.5  6  3  3.3  0  0  1 
Rabada  3  14  2  4.7  0  1  0 

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 South Africa Batting Scorecard  

Batter  R  B  SR  4s  6s 
Reeza Hendricks not out  29  25  116  3  1 
Quinton de Kock (wk) b Fazalhaq Farooqi  58  10  250  6  2 
Aiden Markram (c) not out  23  21  109.52  4  0 

 Afghanistan Bowling Scorecard 

Bowler  O  R  W  ECO  NB  M  WD 
Fazalhaq Farooqi  2  11  1  5.5  0  0  1 
Azmatullah Omarzai  1.5  18  1  9.8  0  0  0 
Naveen-ul-Haq  3  15  0  5  0  0  1 
Gulbadin Naib  1  8  0  8  0  0  0 
Rashid Khan (c)  1  8  0  8  0  0  0 

Therefore, the way South Africa dominated both at bat and with the ball shows how prepared they are for the championship. They are going to their first-ever T20 World Cup final after this historic triumph. 

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