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ICC T20 World Cup semi-finals: South Africa Defeats Afghanistan to Reach Finals

ICC T20 World Cup semi-finals: South Africa beats Afghanistan and entered into the Finals

South Africa entered into the finals of ICC T20 World Cup by defeating Afghanistan by 9 wickets with 67 balls remaining. The first semi-final match of this World Cup was held at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad.

Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first. Both the opening batsmen of Afghanistan team could not perform well and got out at 0. Azmatullah Omarzai scored 10 runs in 12 balls with the help of 2 fours. They gave a target of 56 runs to their opponent team.

Marco Jansen and Tabraiz Shamsi took 3 wickets for their team. Marco Jansen gave 16 runs in 3 overs and played with an economy of 5.33 whereas Tabraiz Shamsi gave 6 runs in 1.5 overs and played with an economy of 3.27.

Marco Jansen emerged as the player of the match as he took 3 wickets for his team by giving 16 runs in 3 overs.

AFGHANISTAN
BATTING   R B M 4s 6s SR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz c Hendricks b Jansen 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
Ibrahim Zadran b Rabada 0 5 15 0 0 40.00
Gulbadin Naib b Jansen 9 8 6 2 0 112.50
Azmatullah Omarzai c Stubbs b Nortje 10 12 18 2 0 83.33
Mohammad Nabi b Rabada 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
Nangeyalia Kharote c de Kock b Jansen 2 7 5 0 0 28.57
Karim Janat lbw b Shamsi 8 13 22 1 0 61.53
Rashid Khan b Nortje 8 8 20 2 0 100.00
Noor Ahmad Lbw b Shamsi 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Naveen-ul-Haq lbw b Shamsi 2 8 9 0 0 25.00
Fazalhaq Farooqi Not out 2 2 6 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 6, lb 1, w 6) 13
TOTAL 11.5 Overs (RR: 4.73) 56  
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Marco Jansen 3 0 16 3 5.33 13 2 0 4 0
Keshav Maharaj 1 0 6 0 6.00 3 1 0 0 0
Kagiso Rabada 3 1 14 2 4.66 13 3 0 0 0
Anrich Nortje 3 0 7 2 2.33 14 0 0 1 0
Tabraiz Shamsi 1.5 0 6 3 3.27 9 1 0 1 0

The opening batsmen of South Africa team, namely, Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks gave a good start to their team. Quinton de Kock scored 5 runs in 8 balls by hitting a four and was sent back to pavilion by Farooqi at the score of 5 runs.

Fazalhaq Farooqi took the wicket of Quinton de Kock. He gave 11 runs in 2 overs and played with an economy of 5.50.

By defeating Afghanistan by 9 wickets, South Africa entered into the finals of ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

SOUTH AFRICA
BATTING   R B M 4s 6s SR
Quinton de Kock b Fazalhaq Farooqi 5 8 7 1 0 62.50
Reeza Hendricks Not Out 29 25 44 3 1 116.00
Aiden Markram Not Out 23 21 35 4 0 109.52
Extras (nb 1, w 2) 3
TOTAL 8.5 Overs (RR:6.79) 60/1          
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Naveen-ul-Haq 3 0 15 0 5.00 12 2 0 1 0
Fazalhaq Farooqi 2 0 11 1 5.50 9 2 0 1 0
Rashid Khan 1 0 8 0 8.00 2 1 0 0 0
Azmatullah Omarzai 1.5 0 18 0 9.81 6 2 1 0 1
Gulbadin Naib 1 0 8 0 8.00 2 1 0 0 0

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