Player of the Match
Player of the Match
260dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa end Afghanistan's dream

Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn delivered Afghanistan a harsh lesson by demolishing them for 80 to end their World Twenty20 dream and hand South Africa a safe path to the Super Eights

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
34(33) 0x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
3 0 9 2 9 2 7 2
GC Smith
27(14) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 11 4 1 3 4 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
M Morkel
O3
M0
R20
W4
Eco6.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CK Langeveldt
O4
M0
R12
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
16 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | AFG: 80/10 (60 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 15.00)

  • Shapoor Zadran1 (6b)
  • 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
0
Langeveldt to Hamid Hassan, no run, making room again, and can't make contact
15.3
0
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
0
Langeveldt to Hamid Hassan, no run, full length, looking for the baseball swipe, but gave himself too much room
15.1
0
Langeveldt to Hamid Hassan, no run, short, and a violent swing, but no contact

Afghanistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1Noor Ali ZadranKarim Sadiq
2nd4Karim SadiqMohammad Shahzad
3rd2Nawroz MangalKarim Sadiq
4th1Karim SadiqAsghar Afghan
5th4Raees AhmadzaiAsghar Afghan
6th2Mohammad NabiAsghar Afghan
7th11Samiullah ShinwariAsghar Afghan
8th7Samiullah ShinwariMirwais Ashraf
9th33Hamid HassanMirwais Ashraf
10th15Hamid HassanShapoor Zadran

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS22041.525
PAK2112-0.325
BDESH2020-1.2
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ22040.428
SL21120.355
ZIM2020-1.595
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA22041.495
SA21121.125
AFG2020-2.446
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI22042.78
ENG2011-0.452
IRE2011-3.5
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG33060.962
PAK31220.041
NZ3122-0.373
SA3122-0.617
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS33062.733
SL3214-0.333
WI3122-1.281
INDIA3030-1.117