CARDIFF: South Africa lastly acquired a World Cup secure under their belts as they eased to a nine-wicket overcome Afghanistan on Saturday to attend alive their hopes of reaching the semi-finals.
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir took 4-29, engineering an Afghani crumple after a 75-minute rain damage as they were pushed aside for 125. Chris Morris contributed with figures of 3-13 and Andile Phehlukwayo took two wickets.
The South Africans relate about chasing a somewhat of adjusted device of 127 from Forty eight overs in cautious vogue, reaching 131-1 with 19 overs to spare.
Amla carried out on 41 now not out and Phehlukwayo hit a six for the a success runs to stay unbeaten on 17.
After three defeats and one other game called off due to of rain, Saturday’s match used to be repeatedly going to be a mountainous probability for Faf du Plessis’ South Africa personnel to bag their first secure.
But they accumulated appeared sloppy within the outlet overs as Afghanistan dealt properly with the fresh ball and were 69-2 when the groups went off for rain.
After they came lend a hand, on the opposite hand, they lost four wickets for the addition of 1 budge in two overs, with Phehlukwayo taking the wicket of Mohammad Nabi and Tahir striking along with his first offer as he bowled Noor Ali Zadran for 32.
Tahir claimed a 2d sufferer four balls later and the wickets tumbled frequently after that.
“We planned loads for his or her seamers nonetheless now not so great for him and credit score must stagger to Imran for his spell. He bowled completely within the upright areas,” Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib talked about.
A cameo of 35 from Rashid Khan took Afghanistan into three figures before he grew to alter into Tahir’s fourth sufferer.
“I knew I wouldn’t bag it to turn nonetheless I attempted to differ it and bag the batsmen to create errors. It came out properly and I’m actually joyful that I played my phase for the personnel,” talked about Tahir after being named man of the match.
After their unhappy initiate to the match, South Africa effectively want to secure their final four fits, starting up with Unusual Zealand in Birmingham on Wednesday, to create the final four.