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South Africa vs Afghanistan Highlights, World Cup 2023: Van der Dussen shines as SA win by 5 wickets

South Africa vs Afghanistan Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: Rassie van der Dussen shined in the run-chase as the Proteas defeated Afghanistan by 5 wickets
South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023:
South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023:

South Africa vs Afghanistan Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: Aiming to cement their place in second position, South Africa are currently chasing 245 runs vs Afghanistan, in their final 2023 World Cup league stage fixture, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday. Rassie van der Dussen is headlining his side's chase, and is tryng to win a partnership with Andile Phehlukwayo. Van der Dussen also bagged his 15th ODI fifty. The Proteas had a bright start, but some Afghan spin magic saw their openers Quinton de Kock (41) and Temba Bavuma (23) lose their wickets. Meanwhile, Rashid Khan also struck twice to remove Aiden Markram (25) and Heinrich Klaasen (10)....Read More

Initially, Afghan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi won the toss and chose to bat first. However, Keshav Maharaj slowed things down after the first 10 overs. He got the breakthrough by dismissing Rahmanullah Gurbaz off his first ball. Gerald Coetzee then sent back Ibrahim Zadran, who had scored a century in Afghanistan's previous match and Maharaj then got Shahidi's wicket. Afghanistan continued to sink but Rashid Khan managed to stand with Azmatullah Omarzai as the latter scored a half century. The stubborn stand ended with Rashid nicking behind the stumps off Andile Phehlukwayo. Omarzai carried on with the tail and pushed Afghanistan to a score of 244. However, he missed out on what would've been a well deserved century, ending up unbeaten on 97 off 107.

Afghanistan are level on points with Pakistan and so they still had the slimmest of mathematical chances to make it to the top four on paper. But their net run rate is so poor that the fact that they didn't score over 500 runs batting first has led to them being officially knocked out. For all means and purposes, Afghanistan were knocked out of the World Cup when they ended up at the receiving end of one of the greatest innings of all time in the history of international cricket. Afghanistan seemed to have it in the bag against Australia, reducing them to 91/7 defending a target of 292. Then, they committed the cardinal sin of giving Glenn Maxwell a couple of extra lives and topped that off with some rank bad bowling. This was all coupled with miraculously clean ball striking from Maxwell despite not being able to move any part of his body below the waist.

However, they shouldn't forget what they have done in this tournament because a freakish innings like that. Afghanistan had just two wins in the World Cup before this tournament. Now, they have added three more by beating former champions Sri Lanka, Pakistan and England. They have shown that they are far more than just their star-studded spin attack and they are far more than just a team of T20 players.

Now, they end their campaign with a match against South Africa, who have sealed a spot for themselves in the semi-finals but are still licking the wounds that was inflicted on them by India. Their batting and bowling prowess amounted to nothing as the dominant hosts went about dismantling them and they crashed to a 243-run loss.

Here are some pointers pertaining to the SA vs AFG World Cup 2023 match:

- Afghanistan have won the toss and chosen to bat first

- South Africa kept Afghanistan down in the middle overs with periodic wickets

- Azmatullah Omarzai led Afghanistan's resistance with his third half century of this World Cup

- Omarzai ended up being unbeaten on 97 off 107 and led Afghanistan to a score of 244 all out

- Rassie van der Dussen bags 15th ODI fifty during run chase

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Nov 10, 2023 9:54 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Top-4 after SA vs AFG

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Updated top-4 after SA's win over AFG

  • India - 16 points, +2.456 NRR (one match remaining)
  • South Africa - 14 points, +1.261
  • Australia - 12 points, +0.861 (one match remaining)
  • New Zealand - 10 points, +0.743
Nov 10, 2023 9:50 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SA WIN!

SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!

Phehlukwayo seals Proteas' win with a brilliant six through midwicket and South Africa end the group stage with 14 points in 9 matches.

Afghanistan finish the tournament with 8 points

Nov 10, 2023 9:49 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SIX!

Another six from Phehlukwayo and South Africa now need only 8 runs to win off 17 balls.

UPDATE: FOUR! Brilliant shot through cover! SA have the game in the bag now. 4 needed off 16

Nov 10, 2023 9:47 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: 14 needed off 3 overs

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: The only way Afghanistan can win this is by taking wickets, and they need to do it quickly. Noor Ahmad's 9th over fetches 9 overs

231/5 in 47 overs, target 245

Nov 10, 2023 9:42 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SIX!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A much-needed six for Phehlukwayo and that would release a lot of pressure off Phehlukwayo. Fuller from Naveen and Phelukwayo waits, and dispatches the delivery wide of long off!

222/5 in 46 overs, target 245

Nov 10, 2023 9:36 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Phehlukwayo plays out Rashid

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Phehlukwayo plays out Rashid, but only 3 off his over. End of Rashid's brilliant spell as he registers figures of 2/37.

212/5 in 45 overs; target 245

Nov 10, 2023 9:33 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Rashid Khan in for his last over

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Big over, this. Rashid Khan to bowl his last over

Nov 10, 2023 9:31 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: DROPPED!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Phehlukwayo dropped! Not again! Against Australia, the two catch drops came to haunt Afghanistan badly. Will they be hit with the deja vu again?

This was a tough one for Shahidi, though. He ran back from mid-off and put in a dive, but could only get fingertips on the ball.

209/5 in 44 overs, target 245

Nov 10, 2023 9:26 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Shahidi switches to pace

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Naveen ul Haq into the attack as he replaces Nabi

Nov 10, 2023 9:25 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: 200 up for Proteas

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A scare for South Africa as Rassie van der Dussen is outfoxed by a googly but ball bounces once before reaching Mujeeb, the bowler. End of Mujeeb's spell as well, he finishes with figure of 1/50.

203/5 in 43 overs, target 245

Nov 10, 2023 9:22 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: End of Nabi's spell

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A brilliant spell from Nabi comes to an end; he finishes with an impressive 2/35 in 10 overs. Phehlukwao tries to take on the Afghan spinner but survives being caught, as the ball falls in the no man's land just beyond the cover position.

198/5 in 42 overs; target 245

Nov 10, 2023 9:18 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Phehlukwayo under pressure

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Mujeeb creating troubles for Phehluklwayo from the middle-stump line. The over saw a mild LBW appeal as well, but the ball was traveling comfortably past the leg stump. No review.

193/5 in 41 overs, target 245

Nov 10, 2023 9:16 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Tight over from Nabi

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: The spinners trying to put the new man Phehlukwayo under pressure with the around the wicket angle. Nabi has troubled the left-hander here, not allowing him space to operate in. Only 2 from the 40th over.

192/5 in 40 overs, target 245

Nov 10, 2023 9:10 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Phehlukwayo off the mark

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Andile Phehlukwayo is off the mark as Noor concedes 6 off his eighth over. The game is still pretty much in SA's bag; they have 11 overs at their disposal and need less than run-a-ball to clinch a win.

190/5 in 39 overs; target 245

Nov 10, 2023 9:09 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Andile Phehlukwayo joins

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Phehlukwayo, who is playing his first match in this World Cup, joins Rassie van der Dussen

Nov 10, 2023 9:05 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: OUTTT!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A flighted delivery by Nabi, on off. Miller ends up directing it for a single catch to the bowler! OUT!

Miller c and b Nabi 24 (33)

Nov 10, 2023 8:56 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Van der Dussen gets his fifty!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A legbreak by Rahmat, dragged short. Van der Dussen sweeps him behind square on the on-side, for a four and gets his 15th ODI fifty!

SA: 175/4 (35), Target: 245

Nov 10, 2023 8:50 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: TAKEN DOWNTOWN!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A legbreak delivery by Rahmat, full and in Miller's arc. He launches it over mid-off for a six, into the stands!

Nov 10, 2023 8:39 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: FOUR!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A short delivery by Nabi, wide of off. Van der Dussen hammers it in front of square on the off side. It goes through the big gap at deep cover for a four!

Nov 10, 2023 8:36 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SA reach 150!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A short delivery by Mujeeb, wide of off. Mmiller cuts it wide of cover, to the ropes for a four!

SA: 150/4 (30.2), Target: 245

Nov 10, 2023 8:29 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SA need 101 runs now!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Only four off this over as Van der Dussen (37*) and Miller (3*) rebuild for South Africa after their early losses.

SA: 144/4 (29), Target: 245

Nov 10, 2023 8:23 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: OUT!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A quicker googly by Rashid, spins in. Klaasen tries to cut, but ends up pegging back to the off stump! OUT!

Klaasen b Rashid 10 (13)

Nov 10, 2023 8:15 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: FOUR!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A half-tracker by Noor, and Klaseen pulls it over midwicket for a four! SHOT!

SA: 132/3 (25), Target: 245

Nov 10, 2023 8:11 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Back-to-back fours!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A full delivery by Rashid, turns outside off. Van der Dussen edges it and it goes to the right of slip for a four! Goes to third man boundary!

Nov 10, 2023 8:08 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: OUT!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Rashid tosses it on length, and it spins away. Markram gets a leading edge to short cover for a simple catch!

Markram c Naveen b Rashid 25 (32)

Nov 10, 2023 8:02 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SIX!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A full delivery by Rashid, outside off. Van der Dussen launches it over wide long-on for a six!

Nov 10, 2023 7:57 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SA get past 100!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A length delivery by Noor, on off. Markram taps it to long off for a single as SA get past 100!

SA: 100/2 (20.1), Target: 245

Nov 10, 2023 7:50 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: FOUR!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A short delivery by Noor, and Markram cuts it through the vacant backward point for a four!

Nov 10, 2023 7:44 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SIX! SA need 162 runs!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A flighted delivery by Mujeeb, and Markram launches it into the long-on stands for a six!

SA: 83/2 (17), Target: 245

Nov 10, 2023 7:32 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: De Kock has to leave now!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: BIG WICKET! An off break delivery by Nabi, round the wicket. De Kock misses the reverse sweep, and is hit on the pad, below the kneeroll. Afghanistan review, and it is lbw!

De Kock lbw b Nabi 41 (47)

Nov 10, 2023 7:25 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: OUT! MUJEEB STRIKES!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A short delivery by Mujeeb, spinning in. Bavuma pulls it, but cannot clear the long square boundaries, and gets caught near deep midwicket!

Bavuma c Gurbaz b Mujeeb 23 (28)

SA: 64/1 (11), Target: 245

Nov 10, 2023 7:18 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SIX!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A slot delivery by Azmatullah, on off. De Kock hammers it over long-off for a six! SHOTTT!

Nov 10, 2023 7:12 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: 8 runs in this over

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: 8 runs in this over as Bavuma also hits Nabi for a four, over short fine leg. Bavuma (17*) and De Kock (32*) will look to build a strong partnership here.

Nov 10, 2023 7:02 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: End of the seventh over

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: A strange situation at the moment where Bavuma is not really able to run too much. All the pressure of scoring in boundaries on De Kock and he has done well so far. He is on 23 off 26, Bavuma on 10 off 16.

SA vs AFG Live Score: South Africa 33/0 in 7 overs

Nov 10, 2023 6:51 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: EDGED AND FOUR!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Fifth ball of the fifth from Mohammad Nabi. Tossed up outside off, De Kock slashes hard and the ball flies off the edge right past Rahmat at first slip. Rahmat simply couldn't react on time. A dot after that and De Kock is on 21 off 19. Bavuma on three off 11.

SA vs AFG Live Score: South Africa 24/0 in 5 overs

Nov 10, 2023 6:44 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: 3 overs done

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Bavuma has scored one in seven balls, De Kock on 14 off 11. Naveen to come back to bowl his second over.

SA vs AFG Live Score: South Africa 15/0 in 3 overs

Nov 10, 2023 6:42 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SIX! De Kock lets fly

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Second ball of the third over from Mujeeb is slightly flighted outside off, De Kock comes down the track and deposits it over mid off.

Nov 10, 2023 6:29 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: The players are back!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Mujeeb Ur Rahman to bowl the first over and the in-form Quinton de Kock is facing. Temba Bavuma at the other end. Bavuma was moving gingerly throughout the Afghanistan innings, he is the only South African batter who is not in form as well. Wonder how he will play today.

Nov 10, 2023 6:20 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Afghanistan officially out of the semi-final race

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Well in case there were still those among you who dared to dream, well you can stop daring and dreaming now. Afghanistan didn't score more than 500 runs and so that is the end of that. It is a mute point really, what should be in focus is that Afghanistan did very well to bat the full 50 overs and have certainly got something to defend. No team has ever been able to score 300 or more against them and there is a reason for that kind of consistency.

Nov 10, 2023 6:20 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Maharaj talks

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Keshav Maharaj ended with figures of 2/25 and it is his early spell that stopped helped South Africa take control. “The wicket was a bit tacky when we started, so just tried to hit my lines and lengths. It’s about making sure I’m executing my lines and lengths and assessing the conditions and adjusting accordingly. It looks to have got a lot better, the moisture has come off the surface. We could have been a little bit more clinical, they batted well especially towards the backend but I think it’s a score we can chase down.”

Nov 10, 2023 6:01 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Afghanistan 244 all out in 50 overs

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Azmat can't get it away last two balls! He smashes the last one down the ground and Rabada stops it, Naveen had ran halfway down the pitch and so Rabada walks to the stumps and flicks it off. Azmat crouches down in disappointment, Naveen gives him a few pats on the back to consol him. Keshav Maharaj also runs to Omarzai and shakes his hand. You have to feel for the 23-year-old, he deserved a century there. He has almost single-handedly taken Afghanistan to that scored of 244. He ends unbeaten on 97 off 107. Fantastic last over from Rabada, just three runs and a wicket in it.

Nov 10, 2023 5:58 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Bizarre from South Africa

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: It's almost like South Africa didn't realise that it is Naveen on strike and not Azmat. Field well spread out and Naveen taps it off side and takes a single comfortably. But then Azmat takes a single and then another from Naveen. Azmat on strike on 97 fourth ball of the last over.

Nov 10, 2023 5:55 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Never-endng 49th over

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Ngidi trying to keep it wide and full and he ends up bowling three wides in the over. Then the batters run two off the last two balls each and that takes Omarzai to 99 but he is off strike for the first ball of the last over.

Afghanistan 241/9 in 49 overs

Nov 10, 2023 5:53 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SIX! Extraordinary from Omarzai!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Ngidi sprays the second ball wide but Omarzai goes accross and drags the shot down the ground way over the bowler's head. He moves to 90 with that.

Nov 10, 2023 5:46 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: SIX! 20 runs off the 47th over!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Well that changes things. Afghanistan are in the 220s all of a sudden. Mujeeb with a six off the fourth ball of that over and Azmat with another off the last. Azmat is on 83 off 96 at the end of that over, Mujeeb on seven off 2.

SA vs AFG Live Score: Afghanistan 224/8 in 47 overs

Nov 10, 2023 5:40 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: FOUR!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Azmatullah has clearly decided to go for it now. Short from Ngidi first ball of the 47th, Azmat smashes it over wide mid-off.

Nov 10, 2023 5:29 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Into the last six overs

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Afghanistan would need to swing hard in these overs so as to get themselves to some kind of safety here. Azmat on 68 off 89, Noor on 19 off 23.

SA vs AFG Live Score: Afghanistan 195/7 in 44 overs

Nov 10, 2023 5:23 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: FOUR!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: First ball of the 43rd by Rabada, it is full outside off and Azmat drags it down cow corner to the boundary. Omarzai moves to 66 off 86 with that.

SA vs AFG Live Score: Afghanistan 186/7 in 42.1 overs

Nov 10, 2023 5:20 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: FOUR!

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Beautiful shot there and it is Noor Ahmad who plays it and not Azmat. Last ball of the 42nd from Phehlukwayo, full on off and Noor caresses it back down the ground. He moves to 12 off 15, has done quite well thus far, Azmat on 62 off 85.

SA vs AFG Live Score: Afghanistan 182/7 in 42 overs

Nov 10, 2023 5:12 PM IST

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: 40 overs done

South Africa vs Afghanistan Live Score, SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: It all rests on Azmat's shoulders now and he has done pretty well. He is on 60 off 83 and he has Noor Ahmad at the other end on five off as many.

SA vs AFG Live Score: Afghanistan 173/7 in 40 overs