AFG vs SA: Afghanistan’s memorable journey comes to an end. South Africa barely won by five wickets

afghanistan India’s 2023 World Cup tour ended in Ahmedabad on Friday. Chasing a target of 245, South Africa won in 47.3 overs, with Rassie van der Dussen remaining unbeaten on 76 off 95 balls. Andile Phehlukwayo, who made a match-winning 65-run partnership with Van der Dussen, remained unbeaten on 37 off 39 balls.

Batting first, Afghanistan scored 116 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. However, Azmatullah Umarzai’s unbeaten inning of 97 runs took the team to a respectable total. For South Africa, Gerald Coetzee took four wickets while Lungi Ngidi and Keshav Maharaj took two wickets each. Quinton de Kock took 6 catches behind the wicket.

De Kock and Bavuma made a good start while batting first.

Quinton de Kock scored 41 runs in 47 balls. He made a partnership of 65 runs with captain Temba Bavuma (23). Mujeeb ur Rahman gets rid of Bavuma. Even De Kock could not play a big innings. Mohammad Nabi left. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi took two wickets each for Afghanistan. Rahman took one wicket.

A memorable trip to Afghanistan

South Africa finished second with 14 points from 9 matches. Afghanistan gave its best performance in the World Cup. Afghanistan finished with four wins in the tournament and are also close to making it to the Champions Trophy.

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