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
1y
• The 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 
Scorecard summary
South Africa139/7(20 overs)
Afghanistan80(16 overs)
end of over 164 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 80/10CRR: 5 • RRR: 15.00 • Need 60 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
end of over 159 runs
AFG: 76/9CRR: 5.06 • RRR: 12.80 • Need 64 from 30b
Hamid Hassan18 (15)
Shapoor Zadran1 (6)
Roelof van der Merwe4-0-21-0
Charl Langeveldt3-0-8-2
14.6
1
van der Merwe to Hamid Hassan, 1 run
angled down the leg-side, scooped to mid-on.
14.5
van der Merwe to Hamid Hassan, no run
defended from a full length
14.4
1
van der Merwe to Shapoor Zadran, 1 run
swiped eagerly through the leg-side, but not quite middled
14.3
1
van der Merwe to Hamid Hassan, 1 run
worked off the hip, down to fine leg
14.2
van der Merwe to Hamid Hassan, no run
fired into the blockhole
14.1
6
van der Merwe to Hamid Hassan, SIX runs
battered! One step down the track, a full swing of the bat, and that clears cow corner by a distance
end of over 143 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 67/9CRR: 4.78 • RRR: 12.16 • Need 73 from 36b
Shapoor Zadran0 (5)
Hamid Hassan10 (10)
Charl Langeveldt3-0-8-2
Roelof van der Merwe3-0-12-0
13.6
Langeveldt to Shapoor Zadran, no run
swinging once again, but safely negotiated
13.5
Langeveldt to Shapoor Zadran, no run
outside off, zips past the edge
13.5
1w
Langeveldt to Shapoor Zadran, 1 wide
misdirected, down the leg side
13.4
Langeveldt to Shapoor Zadran, no run
bouncer, and a good one. Shapoor turns turtle
13.3
Langeveldt to Shapoor Zadran, no run
outside off, nudged down to third man
13.3
1w
Langeveldt to Shapoor Zadran, 1 wide
left alone as Shapoor watches the swing carefully
Best performances - batsmen
JH Kallis
34 runs (33)
0 fours
2 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
leg glance
11 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
30929272
GC Smith
27 runs (14)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
13 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
011413404
Best performances - bowlers
M Morkel
O
3
M
0
R
20
W
4
Eco
6.66
CK Langeveldt
O
4
M
0
R
12
W
3
Eco
3.00
Match details
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossAfghanistan , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 2010
Player Of The Match
Morne Morkel
Match numberT20I no. 162
Season2010
Hours of play (local time)17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.20, Interval 18.20-18.40, Second Session 18.40-20.00
Match days5 May 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Ian Gould
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Billy Doctrove
Reserve Umpire
Aleem Dar
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsSouth Africa 2, Afghanistan 0