Result
12th Match, Bridgetown, May 5 2010, Group C (D/N), ICC World Twenty20
139/7
(16/20 ov, target 140)
80
South Africa won by 59 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
AFG Innings
Full commentary
end of over 164 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 80/10CRR: 5 • RRR: 15.00 • Need 60 runs from 24b
Shapoor Zadran1 (6)
Charl Langeveldt4-0-12-3
Roelof van der Merwe4-0-21-0

So, Afghanistan head for home, South Africa get ready to take on New Zealand in their first match of the Super Eights tomorrow. That's all from us tonight, join us again then for more fun and frolics.

"We played really well and we have learned a lot of things from South Africa," says Afghanistan's captain, Nawroz Mangal. "We were in a really tough group but we want to play these teams again and again."

"We can still be more convincing that we were today, but it was a good work-out for us," says Graeme Smith, who enjoyed the pace and bounce in the wicket. "I think if we can carry on a good upward curve, and click, we can become a real force in this tournament."

Unsurprisingly, the man of the match is Morne Morkel, for his mugging of the Afghan top-order. "With a new hard ball, it went through quite nicely," he says. "You still need to hit the right areas, but tomorrow's a new thing."

So, Afghanistan's journey comes to an end, but what an adventure it's been. From the World Cricket League Division Five to the World Twenty20 in a matter of months, and while they were outclassed in the final analysis today, they were far from overawed.

Brydon Coverdale has the story covered in his bulletin, while Gnasher McGlashan is freshly arrived in Barbados from Guyana to bring us all the reaction from the ground. Hold tight for the presentations ...

15.6
w
Langeveldt to Hamid Hassan, OUT
and that, alas, is the end of that. Another short ball, another mow, and another top-edge for Kallis to snaffle as he back-pedalled to collect the catch at slip
Hamid Hassan c Kallis b Langeveldt 22 (32m 21b 1x4 2x6) SR: 104.76

I'm looking forward to his blog tomorrow. Read it here

15.5
4
Langeveldt to Hamid Hassan, FOUR runs
bouncer, and Hamid didn't know much about that pull shot, only that it somehow made it to the fine leg boundary
15.4
Langeveldt to Hamid Hassan, no run
making room again, and can't make contact
15.3
Langeveldt to Hamid Hassan, no run
teasing delivery, very full length, and zipping back into the right-hander. Defended down into the crease
15.2
Langeveldt to Hamid Hassan, no run
full length, looking for the baseball swipe, but gave himself too much room
15.1
Langeveldt to Hamid Hassan, no run
short, and a violent swing, but no contact