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SA vs AFG highlights: South Africa win their maiden match in ICC CWC 2019

Afghanistan batting order collapsed and they managed to put 125 runs. In reply, South Africa cruised to victory as Quinton de Kock smashed a quick half-century

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Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir
In today’s second match of cricket world cup 2019 (CWC), South Africa cricket team won their maiden match of the tournament as they defeated minnows Afghanistan cricket team at the Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff. Batting first, Afghanistan put up 125 runs on the scoreboard which the Proteas chased down in 28.4 overs with Quinton de Kock adding a clinical half century.

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South Africa climbed to the seventh spot in the Points Table while Afghanistan remained at the last spot.

Earlier, Leg-spinner Imran Tahir snared four wickets to trigger Afghanistan's dramatic batting collapse as South Africa bundled them out for 125 in yet another rain-affected World Cup match here Saturday.

Sent into bat, Afghanistan were slow and steady to reach 69 for 2 at the end of the 20th over when rain came for the second time and when play resumed after a break of one hour, they lost four quick wickets for the addition of just eight runs.

They were reduced to 77 for 7 in the 26th over, losing five wickets in the space of 4.4 overs.

Earlier, the Afghanistan innings was also halted for 25 minutes in the sixth over due to rains. After the second rain interruption, the match was reduced to a 48-over side.

The Afghans did not even last the full 48 overs as they were shot out in 34.1 overs.

South Africa will now chase 127 from 48 overs to get their first win in the tournament after the target was revised under Duckworth/Lewis method.

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