ICC World Cup 2019, South Africa vs Afghanistan: As it happened

South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 9 wickets in the 21st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Saturday. South Africa's previous clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against West Indies was washed out.

ICC World Cup 2019, South Africa vs Afghanistan: As it happened
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Faf du Plessis-led South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 9 wickets in the 21st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Saturday. 

Here are the highlights from the 21st match of the tournament between South Africa and Afghanistan:

Andile Phehlukwayo smashes a six straight down the ground as South Africa register their first win in the ICC World Cup 2019 by a margin of nine wickets! 

# Muhammad Nabi to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Three runs from the over, Afghanistan 124/1 (28 overs)

# Need 5 runs from 20.3 overs! 

# Aftab Alam to bowl his fifth over! 

# Just three runs from the over, Afghanistan 121/1 (27 overs)

# Nabi to bowl his seventh over! 

# 10 runs off the over as Andile Phehlukwayo smashes two boundaries of the over to help Afghanistan reach 118/1 (26 overs)

# Rashid Khan to continue with the ball! 

# Just two runs off the over, South Africa 108/1 (25 overs)

# Mohammad Nabi to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Two runs from the over, South Africa 106/1 (24 overs)

# Rashid Khan to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Five runs and a wicket off the over, South Africa 104/1 (23 overs)

# Andile Phehlukwayo is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Quinton de Kock departs for 68 runs off 72 deliveries as he attempts to go for a 9th boundary hitting the ball straight to Muhammad Nabi. South Africa 104/1 (22.5 overs)

# Gulbadin Naib to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Need 28 runs from 26 overs!  

# Four runs from the over, South Africa 99/0 (22 overs)

# Muhammad Nabi to bowl his fourth over! 

# Four runs off the over, South Africa 95/0 (21 overs)

# Gulbadin Naib to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# South Africa need to score 36 more runs from 28 overs! 

# Five runs from the over as Hashim Amla scores his fourth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball over backward square leg. South Africa 91/0 (20 overs) 

# Muhammad Nabi to bowl his third over! 

# Six runs from the over as Quinton de Kock scores his seventh boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to deep mid-wicket. South Africa 86/0 (19 overs)

# Gulbadin Naib to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Seven runs from the over as Hashim Amla scores his third boundary of the innings, hitting the ball past short third man. South Africa 80/0 (18 overs)

# Muhammad Nabi to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# 10 runs from the over as Quinton de Kock scores two boundaries of the innings over mid-wicket, with South Africa 73/0 (17 overs)

# Rashid Khan to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Just a single off the over, South Africa 63/0 (16 overs)

# Mohammad Nabi into the attack! 

# Five runs from the over, South Africa 62/0 (15 overs)

# Rashid Khan to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Four runs from the over, South Africa 57/0 (14 overs)

# Gulbadin Naib to bowl his third over! 

# Eight runs from the over as South Africa cross the 50-run mark with a boundary from Quinton de Kock to the third man. South Africa 53/0 (13 overs)

# Rashid Khan to bowl his third over! 

# Five runs from the over, South Africa 45/0 (12 overs)

# Gulbadin Naib to bowl his second over! 

# Five runs from the over as Hashim Amla registers his highest score so far in the ICC World Cup 2019, South Africa 40/0 (11 overs)

# Rashid Khan to bowl his second over! 

# Five runs from the over as Quinton de Kock continues to score boundaries, as the wicketkeeper-batsman hits the ball to third man, South Africa 35/0 (10 overs)  

# Gulbadin Naib into the attack! 

# Five runs from the over as Quinton de Kock scores his second boundary of the innings, hitting the ball into deep mid-wicket. South Africa 30/0 (9 overs)

# Rashid Khan into the attack! 

# Six runs from the over with Amla scoring his second boundary of the innings, as South Africa reach 25/0 (8 overs) 

# Hamid Hassan to bowl his fourth over! 

# Four runs off the over as Quinton de Kock scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to deep extra cover for a boundary. South Africa 19/0 (7 overs)

# Aftab Alam to bowl his fourth over! 

# Maiden over by Hamid Hassan, South Africa 15/0 (6 overs)

# Hamid Hassan to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Four runs off the over, as South Africa reach 15/0 (5 overs)

# Aftab Alam to bowl his third over! 

# Just three runs off the over, South Africa 11/0 (4 overs)

# Hamid Hassan to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Five runs from the over as Hashim Amla scores his first boundary of the innings, following a streaky inside edge which went past the stumps. South Africa 8/0 (3 overs)

# Two runs from the over, South Africa 3/0 (2 overs)

# Hamid Hassan to share the new ball! 

# Just a single off the over, South Africa 1/0 (1 over)

# Aftab Alam to bowl the opening over! 

# South African openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are set to open the innings! 

# South Africa need 127 runs to win! 

# Wicket! Hamid Hassan has been dismissed for a duck after attempting to go for a big hit straight down the ground without proper connect, with Faf du Plessis completing the catch. Afghanistan 125/10 (34.1 overs) 

# Chris Morris to bowl his 7th over! 

# 14 runs and a wicket from the over, Afghanistan 125/9 (34 overs)

# Aftab Alam is the last batsman for Afghanistan!

# Wicket! Rashid Khan departs for 35 runs off 25 deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit having smashed three boundaries already off the over, as Afghanistan reach 125/9 (33.5 overs)

# Imran Tahir to bowl his seventh over! 

# Wicket maiden by Chris Morris as Afghanistan reach 111/8 (33 overs)

# Hamid Hassan is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Ikram Ali Khil dismissed for 9 runs off 32 deliveries off a swinging delivery as he edges the ball to Hashim Amla, Afghanistan 111/8 (32.4 overs)

# Chris Morris to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Four runs off the over, as Afghanistan reach 109/7 (32 overs)

# Imran Tahir to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Just a single off the over, Afghanistan 105/7 (31 overs)

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his 8th over of the innings! 

# Two runs from the over, Afghanistan 104/7 (30 overs)

# Imran Tahir to continue with the ball! 

# Seven runs from the over as Rashid Khan scores his third boundary of the innings hitting the ball over mid-off. Afghanistan 102/7 (29 overs)

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his sixth over!

# Seven runs from the over as Rashid Khan scores his second boundary of the innings, following an edge which rolls past Amla at slips. Afghanistan 95/7 (28 overs)

# Imran Tahir to bowl his fourth over! 

# 10 runs from the over as Rashid Khan scores two consecutive boundaries off the third and fourth deliveries. Afghanistan 88/7 (27 overs)

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his 6th over! 

# Just a single and a wicket off the over, Afghanistan 78/7 (26 overs)

# Rashid Khan is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Gulbadin Naib departs for 5 runs off 11 deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit off a turning delivery by Tahir with Aiden Markram completing the catch. Afghanistan 77/7 (25.2 overs)

# Imran Tahir to bowl his third over! 

# Just two runs off the over, Afghanistan 77/6 (25 overs)

Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his 8th over! 

Just a single off the over, Afghanistan 75/6 (24 overs)

# Imran Tahir to bowl his second over! 

# Three runs and a wicket off the over, Afghanistan 73/6 (23 overs)

# Gulbadin Naib is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Muhammad Nabi departs for 1 run off 2 deliveries as he attempts a square cut off a short delivery with the ball going on to hit the stumps, Afghanistan 70/6 (22.1 overs)

Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his 7th over of the innings! 

# 1 run and a wicket off the over, Afghanistan 70/5 (22 overs)

Ikram Ali khil is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Asghar Afghan departs for 0 off 5 deliveries as he hands a return catch to Tahir off a turning delivery, Afghanistan 70/5 (21.5 overs)

# Muhammad Nabi is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Noor Ali Zadran departs for 32 runs off 58 deliveries as he deceives the batsman with a googly which goes on to hit the stumps, Afghanistan 69/4 (21.1 overs)

# Imran Tahir into the attack! 

# Wicket maiden by Phehlukwayo, Afghanistan 69/3 (21 overs)

# Asghar Afghan is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Hashmatullah Shahidi departs for 8 runs off 22 deliveries after edging the ball to Faf du Plessis off a length delivery, Afghanistan 69/3 (20.4 overs)

# The clash is set to resume again with Andile Phehlukwayo set to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Rain has stopped play for the second time in the clash! 

# Just two runs off the over with Australia 69/2 (20 overs)

# Chris Morris to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Just a single off the over, Afghanistan 67/2 (19 overs)

# Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his fifth over!

# Just a single off the over, Afghanistan 66/2 (18 overs)

# Chris Morris to bowl his fourth over! 

# Six runs off the over as Hashmatullah Shahidi scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball past the man at point with Afghanistan 65/2 (17 overs)

Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Three runs and a wicket off the over, Afghanistan 59/2 (16 overs)

# Hashmatullah Shahidi is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Rahmat Shah departs for 6 runs off 22 deliveries after being dismissed lbw by Morris off the first delivery of his third over, Afghanistan 56/2 (15.1 overs)

# Chris Morris to bowl his third over! 

# Four runs off the over as Afghanistan reach 56/1 (15 overs) 

Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his third over! 

# Seven runs off the over as Rahmat Shah scores his first boundary of the innings from the final delivery, hooking the short ball over square leg. Afghanistan 52/1 (14 overs)  

# Morris to bowl his second over having bowled a maiden opening over! 

# Just a single off the over, Afghanistan 45/1 (13 overs)

# Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Maiden over from Morris off his first over of the innings, Afghanistan 44/1 (12 overs)

# Chris Morris into the attack! 

# Just a single off the over, Afghanistan 44/1 (11 overs)

# Andile Phehlukwayo into the attack! 

# Noor Ali smashes his fourth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball past the short cover-point fielder resulting in four runs from the over. Afghanistan 43/1 (10 overs) 

# Beuran Hendricks to bowl his fifth over! 

# Wicket maiden for Rabada, with Afghanistan 39/1 (9 overs)

# Rahmat Shah is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Hazratullah Zazai departs for 22 runs off 23 deliveries as Rabada bowls a short delivery which Zazai attempts to smash for a boundary, resulting in an opportunity for Rassie van der Dussen who completes the catch. Afghanistan 39/1 (8.2 overs)

# Kagiso Rabada is set to continue with the ball! 

# Five runs from the over as Hazratullah Zazai scores his third boundary of the innings, hitting the length delivery through extra cover. Afghanistan 39/0 (8 overs)

# Beuran Hendricks will bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Just a single off the over, Afghanistan 34/0 (7 overs)

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Eight runs from the over before rain interrupts play with two boundaries scored by Noor Ali, as Afghanistan finish on 33/0 (6 overs)  

# The clash is set to resume! 

# Rain halts play!  

# Beuran Hendricks to bowl his third over! 

# Eight runs from the over as Hazratullah Zazai scores his second boundary of the innings following a dropped catch off the final delivery, as Afghanistan reach 25/0 (5 overs)

# Kagiso Rabada will bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Eight runs from the over, as Noor Ali Zadran scores his first boundary of the innings hitting the ball square on the off side. Afghanistan 17/0 (4 overs) 

# Hendricks set to continue with the ball! 

# Five runs from the over, Afghanistan 9/0 (3 overs)

# Rabada to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Maiden over by the left-arm pacer, Afghanistan 4/0 (2 overs)

# Beuran Hendricks to share the new ball! 

# Four runs off the over, as Hazratullah Zazai gets off the mark with a boundary off the final delivery, Afghanistan 4/0 (1 over)

# Kagiso Rabada to bowl the opening over for South Africa! 

# Afghanistan openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran are set to start the innings!

The clash is set to commence in a few minutes with both the teams on the field for the national anthem ceremony! 

# South Africa have won the toss and opted to field against Afghanistan!

Both the sides are yet to register a win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They will be looking to register their maiden win in the tournament when they face off against each other. 

While three of South Africa's matches so far in the tournament resulted in losses, their previous clash against West Indies was washed out. Afghanistan have also been defeated in their three clashes so far of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.  

Lineups: 

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib(c), Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali khil(w), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan. 

South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks.