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South Africa vs Afghanistan: Cricket World Cup live scores, blog

15th June, 2019
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First Innings: South Africa



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15th June, 2019

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South Africa win by 9 wickets

0/29 (6.4) *Nabi O: 28.4 Phehlukwayo* 17 (17)
0/16 (5.0) Alam RR:4.01 Amla 41 (83)
c. Nabi b. Naib22.5
de Kock 68(72)
First Innings: Afghanistan125 all outRR: 3.15O: 34.1

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First Innings: Afghanistan 125 all out RR: 3.15 O: 34.1
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

H. Zazai

c. van der Dussen b. Rabada

22 23 3 0 95.65

N.A. Zadran

b. Tahir

32 58 4 0 55.17

R.S. Zurmatai

lbw. Morris

6 22 1 0 27.27

H. Shahidi

c. du Plessis b. Phehlukwayo

8 22 1 0 36.36

M.A. Afghan

c+b. Tahir

0 5 0 0 0.00

M. Nabi

b. Phehlukwayo

1 2 0 0 50.00

I.A. Khil+

c. Amla b. Morris

9 33 0 0 27.27

G. Naib*

c. Markram b. Tahir

5 11 0 0 45.45

R. Khan

c. van der Dussen b. Tahir

35 25 6 0 140.00

H. Hassan

c. du Plessis b. Morris

0 3 0 0 0.00

A. Alam

not out

0 1 0 0 0.00


(b 0, lb 4, w 3, nb 0)

Total 125  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
K.S. Rabada 8.0 1 36 1 4.50
B.E. Hendricks 5.0 1 25 0 5.00
A.L. Phehlukwayo 8.0 1 18 2 2.25
C.H. Morris 6.1 2 13 3 2.11
M.I. Tahir 7.0 0 29 4 4.14
First Innings: South Africa 1/131 RR: 4.01 O: 28.4
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

H.M. Amla

not out

41 83 4 0 49.40

Q. de Kock+

c. Nabi b. Naib

68 72 8 0 94.44

A.L. Phehlukwayo

not out

17 17 2 1 100.00

A.K. Markram


F. du Plessis*


H.E. van der Dussen


D.A. Miller


C.H. Morris


K.S. Rabada


M.I. Tahir


B.E. Hendricks



(b 0, lb 1, w 4, nb 0)

Total 131  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
A. Alam 5.0 1 16 0 3.20
H. Hassan 4.0 1 11 0 2.75
R. Khan 7.0 0 45 0 6.43
G. Naib 6.0 0 29 1 4.83
M. Nabi 6.4 0 29 0 4.35

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South Africa and Afghanistan will meet in Cardiff today, with both sides looking to secure a first victory for the 2019 World Cup. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 10:30pm (AEST).

Nothing has gone right for South Africa so far. Perhaps losing Dale Steyn to injury fairly early on was a sign of things to come, but even without him, many did expect a better showing from Faf du Plessis’ side.

After four games, they have only accumulated the one-point, which was awarded to them as there was no result in their previous clash against the West Indies at The Rose Bowl.

It was not looking good for them in the few overs they played, as South Africa fell to 2-29 off 7.3 overs. It would be fair to say the West Indies were on track for a potential victory.

As for Afghanistan, no one really expected anything from them at this World Cup, but they would be disappointed to have not won a game from the three they have played.

They were poor in the previous clash, where they faced New Zealand in Taunton. Afghanistan batted first, but were only able to put 172 runs on the board.

Hashmatullah Shahidi was the shining light, as he scored 59 runs from 99 balls, showing patience and technique right throughout that particular innings.

New Zealand were able to chase the score only three wickets down in 32.1 overs. Aftab Alab took all three of the wickets for Afghanistan.

In regards to the clash between South Africa and Afghanistan, there is talk there could be some rain today in Cardiff, which should come as no surprise, as there has been rain right across England and Wales for the past week.


If the rain stays away, then it should be a routine victory for South Africa. They are clearly the better side.

South Africa to prevail.

Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 10:30pm (AEST).

When: 10:30pm (AEST)
Where: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TV: Fox Sports
Betting: South Africa $1.13, Afghanistan $5.75

South Africa (squad)
Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Beuran Hendricks*, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen.

Afghanistan (squad)
Gulbadin Naib (capt), Aftab Alam, Asghar Afghan, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari.

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