Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    11.4 Qdk has nicked behind! Hamza lobs it up in the air, it hangs there, and dips outside off. Qdk goes low for a sweep to the leg side. He only manages an under edge. Shahzad juggles but hangs on to the thigh-high take 97/3
    2.4 Shapoor Zadran strikes first over, the Afghanistan flag is held aloft in the stands. Shapoor pulls his length back a bit outside off, Amla wants to hit it on the up, perhaps over the covers. Instead, the bat twists in his hands, he chips it straighter to mid-off, where Stanikzai catches it around chest height 25/1
    9.4 Has Faf been run-out? He looks calm, though. He has to go. Replays confirm that he was short by the time the bails came off the grove, after lighting up. Faf uses his feet again, as Hamza hurls it short. Faf jabs it to the covers. Nabi swoops down on the ball. Faf is looking out for his partner's safely. He is late to turn back and slide his bat in. The fielder throws the ball to Shahzad who breaks the stumps. Faf puts in a full-length dive in vain 90/2
    17.3 The AB show is over! Slid through short, AB swings his hands through a pull. He gets height but not the desired distance. Holes out to deep midwicket 173/4
    not out
    29
    20
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    145.00
    19.5 112ks, change-up outside off, Miller winds up for a leg-side slog. He can only skewer it into the hands of long-off 203/5
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    Extras
    6 (lb 2, w 4)
    TOTAL
    209/5 (20 Overs, RR: 10.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (HM Amla, 2.4 ov), 2-90 (F du Plessis, 9.4 ov), 3-97 (Q de Kock, 11.4 ov), 4-173 (AB de Villiers, 17.3 ov), 5-203 (DA Miller, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Amir Hamza302518.3364000
    Dawlat Zadran3046115.3364410
    Shapoor Zadran302819.3365000
    Mohammad Nabi403518.75113210
    Rashid Khan4051012.7554400
    Samiullah Shenwari302207.3352000
  • BATSMEN
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    3.6 bowled'em! Morris is pumped (or angry), he gives Shahzad a proper send-off! Cracker of a ball, leaving Shahzad's stumped splayed. Speared at 149ks, angled in, opens up the batsman, and straightens. Too good for Shahzad. Too good for any batsman. The middle stump is pegged back 52/1
    11.5 Tahir stumps Noor Ali. He uses his feet, Tahir knows it. He fires a flat dart and beats the charging batsman on length. Sneaks through the gate. Qdk does the rest 109/4
    5.2 Morris is turning things around for SA. Lifting ball at 145ks, Morris pounds the deck. Stanikzai has a crease-bound waft at it and feathers it behind to Qdk. The finger goes up 60/2
    10.3 Abbott dupes Gulbadin with a slower one. Short in length at 123ks, extra bounce, the batsman is early into the cut. He can only feed an edge to Qdk 105/3
    15.1 Dolly catch for AB with the hat at long-on. Dangled up, comes in on middle, googly? Nabi goes for the lofted hit and holes out. No wild celebratory runs, though, from Tahir. Googly it is 140/5
    17.1 fullish and around off, Sami goes low and ends up ramp-scooping it into the hands of backward point. Soft, soft dismissal 156/7
    16.6 nice and full outside off, Najib plays away from the body. Throws his hands at a drive and gets an outside edge to Qdk 156/6
    18.3 Timbaaaaahh! No celebrations at all from Morris. He has been a angry man tonight. Rashid shuffles across off, Morris nails an off-stump yorker. It tails in and cannons on to off via an inside edge 167/8
    18.6 The middle stump takes a beating. It lies flat on the floor. Morris caps off his spell with a wicket. Nice and full on middle, curls in, Dawlat ventures across off, and misses the scoop 169/9
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    19.6 Rabada hurls a yorker and cleans him up. Shapoor backs away outside leg, Rabada hits the blockhole and the leg stump. The No.11 can't dig it out. SA win by 37 runs, they stay in control of their fate 172/10
    Extras
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    172 all out (20 Overs, RR: 8.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Mohammad Shahzad, 3.6 ov), 2-60 (Asghar Stanikzai, 5.2 ov), 3-105 (Gulbadin Naib, 10.3 ov), 4-109 (Noor Ali Zadran, 11.5 ov), 5-140 (Mohammad Nabi, 15.1 ov), 6-156 (Najibullah Zadran, 16.6 ov), 7-156 (Samiullah Shenwari, 17.1 ov), 8-167 (Rashid Khan, 18.3 ov), 9-169 (Dawlat Zadran, 18.6 ov), 10-172 (Shapoor Zadran, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Rabada403729.25133310
    KJ Abbott403629.00121400
    CH Morris402746.75154030
    Imran Tahir402426.0070100
    D Wiese4047011.7536120

Match Notes

Top total

0

No. of higher totals by associate teams against top-eight teams, than Afghanistan's 172 in this match. Netherlands had made 163 for 6 against Engand in WT20 2010.

Good start

64

Runs scored by Afghanistan in the Powerplays, which is their most against a full-member side and joint third-highest overall in T20Is.

Double 200

0

No. of teams who had scored 200 or more twice in a single World T20 edition, before this. South Africa became the first to do so in this: 229 v Eng, 209 v Afg.

Solid Powerplays

69.75

Average Powerplay score for SA in their recent 4 T20Is, including this match. They scored 62 & 68 vs Aus in last 2 T20Is, 83 v Eng in last match and 66 today.

Second face-off

1

No. of times SA and Afg faced each other in T20Is, before this match. That was in Bridgetown in the 2010 World T20, which was won by SA by 59 runs.

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.900
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017