Published On: Mon, Mar 21st, 2016

South Africa Steals First Win Over Afghanistan by 37 Runs in T20 World Cup


Afghanistan and South Africa played 20th match of World T20 in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in which Proteins batsmen against thrashed 209 runs total on scoreboard in reply Afghan team stopped their travel on 172 all out so lost by 37 runs.


AB de Villiers and fast Chris Morris come to front for playing leading role in 2nd T20 match against Afghanistan on last after noon, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat first but now, openers did not produce big partnership.


Amla bowled on 5 but AB did not stop his aggression and introduce colorful inning 64 on 29 balls helping out to make 209 total on loss of 5 wickets. Afghan opener Mohammad Shahzad struggled but bowled on 44 and whole team all out on 172 near to their task lost the 2nd T20 contest by 37 runs.

South African’s top batting order remained constant as runs making machines, opener Quinton de Kock 45 of 31 balls in which 2 sixes and 6 fours concluded, master of big strokes named AB de Villiers played well against inexperienced bowling attack begin battle with 5 big flying sixes 64 runs of his inning on just 29 deliveries, left hander Duminy confused with 29 runs and batsmen gave big defending target to Afghanistan 210 in 20 overs.

Afghanistan cricket team did not have much experience of big games against world class teams that’s why they do not adopt strategic plans. In bowling profession, Amir Hamza, fast bowler Shapoor Zadran and all rounder Mohammad Nabi stay with single breakthrough.

Proteins bowlers also in trouble because they did not defend big target of 231 against England in opening match, Afghan opener most experienced wicket keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad started bat with dangerously by making big clicks about getting boundaries very early but falls on 44 wicket received by Morris his inning has 5 elongated sixes.

Any other batsmen din opt make long stay on wicket in front of Morris and Steyn sever Yorkers and got all out on 172, Proteins check the taste of first win in T20 world cup. Younger Chris Morris gets man of the match award in result of 4 wickets for 27 runs.