ICC Cricket World Cup at Cardiff
South Africa Vs Afghanistan
South Africa 131-1 ( 28.4 ov) Amla 41* off 83, 4 fours,, de Kock 68 off 72, 8 fours,Phehlukwayo 17* off 17, 2 fours and 1 six, Gulbadin 1-29.
Afghanistan 125 ao ( 34.1 ov) Hazratullah 22 off 23, 3 fours, NA Zadran 32 off 58, 4 fours, Rashid 35 off 25, 6 fours, Tahir 4-29, Morris 3-13, Phehlukwayo 2-18, Rabada 1-36.
South Africa win by 9 wickets ( D/L) method.
South Africa seemed to have woken up and revived their World Cup hopes with a nine-wicket victory over Afghanistan in Cardiff., having lost all their past four matches. They dismissed Afghanistan for 125 after two rain delays cut the match to 48 overs.
Imran Tahir struck blow twice in the first over and took 4-29 as Afghanistan lost five for eight in 29 balls.
Quinton de Kock made 68 as South Africa reached their revised target of 127 with 19.5 overs to spare. Although Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran played some enterprising strokes to help their team to 69-2 with two rain interruption and the resumption proved calamitous for Afghanistan Even cavalier stroke making from Rashid Khan with three fours in four balls for his 35 all proved in vain.