World T20 highlights: SA beat Afghanistan by 37 runs to stay alive

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 20, 2016 18:28 IST
Afghanistan will hope captain Asghar Stanikzai can deliver with the bat. (AFP Photo)


Over 20: Rabada finishes things off with a yorker on the last ball as Afghanistan are all out for 172. South Africa win by 37 runs to get their campaign back on track.

Over 19: 10 off the over and two wickets. 169/7

18.6 Morris to Dawlat 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

18.3 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

Over 18: Shenwari’s wicket and 3 off the over. 159/7

17.1 Abbott to Samiullah Shenwari, OUT

Fullish and around off, Sami goes low and ends up ramp-scooping it into the hands of backward point. Soft, soft dismissal

Over 17: 10 off the over and Zadran’s wicket. 156/6

Over 16: 6 off the over and Nabi’s wicket. 146/5

15.1 Imran Tahir to Mohammad Nabi, OUT

Dolly catch for AB with the hat at long-on. Dangled up, comes in on middle, googly? Nabi goes for the lofted hit and holes out. No wild celebratory runs, though, from Tahir. Googly it is

Over 15: 8 off the over again. 140/4

Over 14: 8 runs off the over. 132/4

Over 13: 14 runs off the over. 124/4

Over 12: 4 runs off the over and Noor Ali Zadran’s wicket. 110/4

11.5 Imran Tahir to Noor Ali Zadran, OUT

Tahir stumps Noor Ali. He uses his feet, Tahir knows it. He fires it flat and beats the charging batsman on length. Qdk does the rest

Over 11: 3 runs and a wicket off the over. 106/3

1 0.3 Abbott to Gulbadin Naib, OUT

Abbott dupes Gulbadin with a slower one. Short in length at 123ks, the batsman is early into the cut. He can only feed an edge to De Kock.

Over 10: 10 more off the over. 103/2

Over 9: 10 runs off the over. 93/2

Over 8: 15 off Wiese. 83/2

Over 7: 4 off the over. 68/2

Over 6: 4 runs off Morris and the wicket of Stanikzai. 64/2

5.2 Morris to Asghar Stanikzai, OUT

Morris is turning things around for SA. Lifting ball at 145ks, Morris pounds the heck. Stanikzai has a waft at it and feathers it behind to Qdk. The finger goes up

Over 5: 8 off the over. 60/1

Over 4: 5 off the over and the big wicket of Mohammad Shahzad. 52/1

3.6 Morris to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT

bowled’em! Morris is pumped (or angry), he gives Shahzad a send-off! Cracker of a ball, leaving Shahzad’s stumped splayed. Fast at 149ks, ducks back in, Shehzad moves leg side and misses his shot. The middle stump is pushed back

Over 3: 14 off the over. The runaway start continues. 47/0

Over 2: 22 off the over, with 3 sixes and a four from Shahzad. 33/0

Over 1: 11 off the over. Shahzad showing some intent. Afghanistan 11/0

Powered by a 29-ball 64 from star batsman AB de Villiers, South Africa posted a commanding 209/5 in their World T20 match against Afghanistan at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

(South Africa vs Afghanistan World T20 full scorecard, ball-by-ball commentary, graphs and more)

Quinton de Kock and captain Faf du Plessis chipped in with scores of 45 and 41 respectively after du Plessis won the toss and opted to bat first.

South Africa need a win to stay alive in the competition after losing their opener to England.

Read | Afghanistan vs SA World T20 highlights: De Villiers powers Proteas to 209/5

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