South Africa will look to AB de Villiers to convert the good start to a big total.(AFP Photo)
South Africa will look to AB de Villiers to convert the good start to a big total.(AFP Photo)

Afghanistan vs SA WT20 highlights: De Villiers powers Proteas to 209/5

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bat first in their World T20 match against Afghanistan at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium on Sunday.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2016 04:52 PM IST

Highlights

Over 20: Three big hits in that over powers South Africa to a commanding 209/5.

(Follow Afghanistan’s chase)

19.5 Dawlat Zadran to Miller, OUT

112ks, change-up outside off, Miller winds up for a leg-side slog. He can only skewer it into the hands of long-off

Over 19: 10 off the over. 189/4

Over 18: 12 off the over and the wicket of De Villiers. 179/4

17.3 Mohammad Nabi to de Villiers, OUT

The AB show is over! Slid through short, AB swings his hands through a pull. He gets height but not the desired distance. Holes out to deep midwicket

Over 17: Big, big, big over as AB cuts loose. 29 off the over. 167/3

Over 16: 7 off the over. 138/3

Over 15: 9 off the over. 131/3

Over 14: 12 off Rashid, including two brilliant de Villiers’ boundaries. 122/3

Over 13: 11 off the over. 110/3

Over 12: 5 off the over and De Kock’s wicket. 99/3

11.4 Amir Hamza to de Kock, OUT

Qdk has nicked behind! Hamza lobs it up in the air, it hangs there, and dips outside off. Qdk goes low for a sweep to the leg side. He only manages an under edge. Shahzad juggles but hangs on to the thigh-high take

Over 11: 2 off the over. 94/2

Over 10: 8 off the over and the wicket of Du Plessis. 92/2

9.4 Amir Hamza to du Plessis, OUT

Has Faf been run-out. He looks calm, though. He has to go. Replays confirm that he was short. Faf uses his feet again, as Hamza hurls it short. Faf jabs it to the covers. He is looking out for his partner’s safely. He is late to turn back and slide his bat in. The fielder throws the ball to Shahzad who breaks the stumps. Faf puts in a full-length dive in vain

Over 9: 8 off the over. 84/1

Over 8: 8 off the over. 76/1

Over 7: And suddenly, just two off the over. 68/1

Over 6: 17 off the over. No slowdown for the Proteas. 66/1

Over 5: 11 off the over. 49/1

Over 4: 8 off the over. 38/1

Over 3: 9 runs and the wicket of Amla in Shapoor Zadran’s over. 30/1

2.4 Shapoor Zadran to Amla, OUT

Shapoor Zadran strikes first over, the Afghanistan flag is held aloft in the stands. Shapoor pulls his length back a bit outside off, Amla wants to hit it on the up, perhaps over the covers. Instead, he chips it straighter to mid-off

Over 2: Two more boundaries from de Kock off Dawlat. 21/0

Over 1: Three boundaries from de Kock in Hamza’s first over. South Africa 12/0

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bat first 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)

After losing their opener, against England, as Joe Root starred to chase down a massive 230-run target, South Africa will look to get back on track with a win.

For the Proteas, pacer Dale Steyn is out of the playing 11, replaced by David Wiese.

Teams

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (captain), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kyle Abbott, David Wiese, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir

Afghanistan

Mohammad Shahzad (wicketkeeper), Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai (wicketkeeper), Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran

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