20th Match, Super 10 Group 1 (D/N), Mumbai, Mar 20 2016, World T20
(20 ov, target 210)172
South Africa won by 37 runs
player of the match
Chris Morris
South Africa
end of over 203 runs • 1 wicket
AFG: 172/10CRR: 8.60 
Amir Hamza3 (6)
Kagiso Rabada4-0-37-2
Chris Morris4-0-27-4

6:25pm: Morris is the Man of the Match: Very happy. That was a performance, but more happy we got the win. It was a similar wicket to the one against England. I tried to bowl quick as I can, unfortunately some guys travelled. Nagpur has been turning, and the spinners will be licking their lips. We have a couple of days to recuperate.

Faf, South Africa captain: Completely honest, yes I felt like that (Déjà vu of the England game?). It is tough and you are under pressure. You need somebody to stand up. Today, we had Chris Morris. But we need to get better in the first three overs. We need just a bit of aggression. We pride on bowling and aggression. Once again, the batting was solid. The extras was not much as the other day, but it has let us down. Still, there is a lot of work to be done. I think we are going to a different continent for the next game. Hopefully, we can make the adjustments quicker than the opposition.

Stanikzai, Afghanistan captain: The total was too high. The wicket was good for batting. This experience will be good for us. Shahzad started well and unfortunately we gave some quick wickets and that's why we lost the match. We will try our best in the next game.

Shahzad biffed 44 off 19 balls to give Afghanistan belief in a steep chase. Noor Ali, Naib, and Shenwari all pitched in with cameos, but Morris' pace did it for South Africa. Abbott hit back after being taken to the cleaners by Shahzad. Tahir was tight, but the bowling upfront was tripe.

Afghanistan did show that they belong to the Super 10s, again. What a spirited chase.

That is all we have for you from this match. Do swing over for the SL-WI clash. Another potential slogathon looms, in Bangalore. Gnasher is awaiting your company there. Ian Chappell and Mahela Jayawardene are the guests on ESPNcricinfo Match Day, which you can view on the right hand side of that scorecard or from our homepage. Cheerio!

Vahed: "A lot of respect for afghnistan.. Good fight..good days ahead... "

sumit: "Well done Afg. Credit to Inzy."

Shashi: "Afg showed that they have that mettle to become one of the top sides. And Shahzad has a great future."

Raja: "But for the 29 run over by AB, this could have been much closer. Great fight by AFG here. "

george: "Morris was the difference between the 2 teams.. He should get MOM"

Rabada to Shapoor, OUT

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

Shapoor Zadran b Rabada 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Rabada to Amir Hamza, 1 run

width outside off, flashed to deep cover

Rabada to Amir Hamza, no run

back of a length and outside off, dab and a miss now. Beaten by the change of pace

Rabada to Shapoor, 1 run

yorker tails in, jammed to leg

Rabada to Amir Hamza, 1 run

pitched up and outside off, a thick outside edge skitters to the right of the keeper. Qdk gets a hand to it and deflects to third man

Rabada to Amir Hamza, no run

full and outside off, drive and a miss

end of over 1910 runs • 2 wickets
AFG: 169/9CRR: 8.89 • RRR: 41.00 • Need 41 runs from 6b
Amir Hamza1 (2)
Chris Morris4-0-27-4
Kyle Abbott4-0-36-2
Morris to Zadran, OUT

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

Dawlat Zadran b Morris 0 (9m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Morris to Amir Hamza, 1 run

short and down leg, tickled to fine leg

Morris to Amir Hamza, no run

dipping slow full toss, not as venomous as Malinga's, played back

Morris to Amir Hamza, 1 wide

leg-side wide

Hamza in at No.10

Morris to Rashid Khan, OUT

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

Rashid Khan b Morris 11 (7m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 157.14

Pieter Lübbe: "What a comeback from Kyle Abbott. First over went for 22 runs, next three overs: 3-0-14-2. Brilliant."

Morris to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

Rashid now dances out and slices an outside edge. Sent through the vacant cordon

Morris to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

short ball on top of off, Rashid makes room, opens the face, and slices a cut over backward point