For a brief moment, while Mohammad Shahzad was cutting loose, Faf du Plessis admitted he was a touch worried as his new-ball bowlers again went the distance
Belief and audacity in the face of daunting challenges define Afghanistan's players - especially a particular opening batsman - and their fans, and it is a stirring sight
An unconvincing South Africa survived a spirited Afghanistan chase to defend a 200-plus score and get their World Twenty20 campaign back on track
Mohammad Shahzad believes his side would have come even closer to their first win of the Super 10s had Dale Steyn not been dropped for tactical reasons
Afghanistan's captain, Asghar Stanikzai, has said that his team will be in it to win it when they face South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday
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.
Runs scored by Afghanistan in the Powerplays, which is their most against a full-member side and joint third-highest overall in T20Is.
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.
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.
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.