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South Africa finish Afghanistan’s Cricket World Cup dream | ICC Cricket World Cup Information

South Africa finish Afghanistan’s Cricket World Cup dream | ICC Cricket World Cup Information


South Africa seal second place and a semifinal towards Australia, whereas Afghanistan affirm place within the Champions Trophy.

South Africa noticed off a spirited fightback from Afghanistan to win by 5 wickets with 15 balls to spare of their closing Cricket World Cup group sport and consolidate second place within the standings.

South Africa have 14 factors from their 9 video games, two factors forward of Australia who play Bangladesh on Saturday whereas Afghanistan are sixth.

Each South Africa and Australia have already certified for the semifinals, with the 2 groups set to play one another in Kolkata on Thursday.

“They are saying successful is a behavior so we need to take that momentum via, we take lots of confidence,” South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma stated.

“We did one thing otherwise as we speak, we usually bat first however we batted second. To recover from the road in that method will give us confidence.

“We’d wish to be enjoying right here once more [in the final] in entrance of a full-capacity crowd. However there’s a hurdle we’ve to recover from first towards Australia in Kolkata.”

Afghanistan opted to bat first on Friday however they didn’t construct partnerships as South Africa picked up wickets frequently.

The Asian aspect posted 244 in 50 overs on the again of Azmatullah Omarzai’s unbeaten knock of 97, which included seven boundaries and three sixes.

Azmatullah was alone in placing up a struggle and the all-rounder regarded destined for a primary ODI century however completed three brief as Kagiso Rabada conceded simply three runs within the closing over.

Gerald Coetzee was the decide of the South African bowlers with figures of 4-44 whereas Quinton De Kock completed with six catches to tie the file for many wicketkeeping dismissals in a World Cup match.

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In response, De Kock arrange the chase with a breezy 41 that took him to the highest of the match’s scoring charts on 591 runs however they had been in a spot of hassle at 182-5.

However Rassie van der Dussen (76 not out) guided the Proteas house, stitching collectively a 65-run partnership with Andile Phehlukwayo, who smashed the successful runs with a large six over deep mid-wicket within the forty eighth over.

“In any chase, there needs to be an anchor, we had a stunning platform and that made it simple for me to return in and assess the circumstances,” Van der Dussen stated.

“We’ve seen what our batting lineup can do … We received some good partnerships within the center there.”

After the match, Bavuma stated his “cussed” nature will assist uninteresting the ache of damage as he plots a path to the World Cup closing.

“My leg is sore. I don’t know the extent of it but however I’ll need to be nice. I’m cussed, it should be nice,” stated the 33-year-old, who made 23 runs on Friday.

“I might haven’t batted, however I need to be on the market for my staff,” added Bavuma who missed the wins over England and Bangladesh earlier within the match via sickness.

“It was a possibility to get time within the center that I didn’t need to miss. Main this staff is so necessary to me, to marshal the bowlers and maintain constructing that, so I felt it was the appropriate determination to remain on the market.”

Afghanistan, in the meantime, wrapped up their best-ever World Cup marketing campaign with 4 wins and likewise sealed a spot within the Champions Trophy.

Skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi stated the match was studying expertise because the staff, as soon as thought of World Cup minnows, delivered some shock wins.

“We gave message to the world, we performed massive groups and fought until the tip,” he stated.

“I’m happy with what our batsmen did on this match, we had been struggling earlier than the match … It’s a constructive factor trying to the long run.

“Everybody is aware of we’ve spin division, but when we feature the momentum of what we did with the bat, we might be an excellent aspect.”



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