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Photo Gallery: ICC World Cup 2019, South Africa vs Afghanistan

Jun 16, 2019, 00:35 AM IST
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Team South Africa have registered their first win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on the back of a second half-century in the tournament by wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock. They were further backed by a quality performance on show by bowlers Imran Tahir and Chris Morris who shared seven wickets between them. The Proteas now have three points in their kitty.

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Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib has dismissed opener Quinton de Kock for 68, with the Proteas in firm control of the chase. Hashim Amla is well set at the other end and will be looking to lead the side on to victory.

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South Africa have scored 35 runs without losing a single wicket in the first powerplay. They seem well set to chase down the total of 127 at this stage.

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South African openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are off to a fine start in the chase of 127, with 15 runs scored off the opening five overs of the chase.

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Afghanistan have been bowled out for 125 after being reduced to 70/6 at one stage. Imran Tahir was the star behind this comeback by the South African bowling attack picking four wickets while conceding 29 runs. The Proteas need to score 127 runs to get their first points on the board and register their first win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

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Afghanistan have been reduced to 70/6 after being placed in a strong position at 69/2. The second rain-induced break which resulted in the game being reduced to 48 overs a side, saw a counter-attack by the South African bowling attack. Afghanistan will look to stitch a late partnership in this scenario and rebuild the innings.

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Noor Ali Zadran and Rahmat Shah are attempting to rebuild the Afghanistan innings following the dismissal of opener Hazratullah Zazai for 22 runs off 23 deliveries. 

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Afghanistan openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran resume the clash on 33/0 after 5.5 overs following a short break due to unexpected rain. 

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The clash stopped for a few minutes due to rain but is set to resume within a few minutes with no loss of overs.

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Spinner Rashid Khan is back in the Afghanistan lineup after being injured during the clash against New Zealand. Openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran have been in good form for Afghanistan and will look to register another quality performance against South Africa.

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Team South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has won the toss and opted to field against Afghanistan. The Proteas have fielded an unchanged lineup while Afghanistan have selected Asghar Afghan in place of Najibullah Zadran.  

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South Africa are set to take on Afghanistan at the Cardiff Wales Stadium with both sides chasing a maiden win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

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