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SA vs Afg semis; South Africa beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets, enter final in style

In a decisive T20 World Cup semifinal clash, South Africa dismantled Afghanistan’s aspirations, paving their way to a historic maiden final appearance.

In Short

South Africa bowl out Afghanistan for just 56 runs.

South Africa enter to their first-ever final.

Marco Jansen and Tabraiz Shamsi shine with the ball.

South Africa clinched a commanding victory over Afghanistan, winning by 9 wickets in Trinidad and securing their spot in the final. Marco Jansen played a pivotal role with three wickets early on, derailing Afghanistan’s batting lineup after skipper Rashid Khan chose to bat first. Afghanistan’s batting woes persisted throughout their innings, culminating in them being dismissed for a mere 56 runs.

South Africa secured a dominant nine-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram played pivotal roles with their valuable contributions, steering South Africa smoothly towards their target of victory.

Earlier, Marco Jansen’s exceptional bowling performance, taking three wickets early on, caused significant damage to Afghanistan’s batting lineup. Despite winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Afghanistan’s innings faltered as they could only muster a total of 56 runs before being bowled out.

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With this win, South Africa has booked their place in the final of the T20 World Cup, scheduled to take place on Saturday in Barbados. The outcome of the match between India and England later in the day in Guyana will determine their opponent in the final.

For live score updates and further details, you can follow ongoing coverage of the South Africa vs Afghanistan match.

South Africa Inning’s full scorecard

South Africa Inning
60-1 (8.5 ov) CRR:6.79
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Quinton de Kock (WK) b F Farooqi 5 8 1 0 62.5
Reeza Hendricks Not out 29 25 3 1 116
Aiden Markram (C) Not out 23 21 4 0 109.52
Extras 3 (b 0, Ib 0, w 2, nb 1, p 0)
Total 60 (1 wkts, 8.5 Ov)
Bowler O M R W WD ECO
Naveen ul Haq 3 0 15 0 1 5
Fazalhaq Farooqi 2 0 11 1 1 5.5
Rashid Khan 1 0 8 0 0 8
Azmatullah Omarzai 1.5 0 18 0 0 9.82
Gulbadin Naib 1 0 8 0 0 8

Afghanistan Inning’s full scorecard

Afghanistan Inning
56-10 (11.5 ov) CRR:4.73
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK) c R Hendricks b M Jansen 0 3 0 0 0
Ibrahim Zadran b K Rabada 2 5 0 0 40
Gulbadin Naib b M Jansen 9 8 2 0 112.5
Azmatullah Omarzai c T Stubbs b A Nortje 10 12 2 0 83.33
Mohammad Nabi b K Rabada 0 3 0 0 0
Nangeyalia kharote c Q Kock b M Jansen 2 7 0 0 28.57
Karim Janat lbw b T Shamsi 8 13 1 0 61.54
Rashid Khan (C) b A Nortje 8 8 2 0 100
Noor Ahmad lbw b T Shamsi 0 2 0 0 0
Naveen ul Haq lbw b T Shamsi 2 8 0 0 25
Fazalhaq Farooqi Not out 2 2 0 0 100
Extras 13 (b 6, Ib 1, w 6, nb 0, p 0)
Total 56 (10 wkts, 11.5 Ov)
Bowler O M R W WD ECO
Marco Jansen 3 0 16 3 4 5.33
Keshav Maharaj 1 0 6 0 0 6
Kagiso Rabada 3 1 14 2 0 4.67
Anrich Nortje 3 0 7 2 1 2.33
Tabraiz Shamsi 1.5 0 6 3 1 3.27

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