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SA vs AFG Live: SA bowl Afghanistan out for 125

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Afghanistan are in a huddle. Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla are in the center. Aftab Alam will open the attack for Afghanistan.

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The revised target for South Africa will probably be 127 runs in 48 overs

IMRAN TAHIR (4/29 in 7 overs):

We actually prepared neatly and I'm actually proud of our performance lately. My first googly was pleasant and I used to be only seeking to trick the batsman. Glad that it came out neatly. (On playing the leg-spinner's problem in opposition to Rashid) Not actually with the best way he was batting (laughs), however it was challenging. But now that I were given him out I can move and tell him that. We have belief in us, we have been playing just right cricket for the final two years. It is with reference to going in the market and appearing now.

South Africa bowl Afghanistan out for 125 in Cardiff.

Rashid Khan 35

Imran Tahir 4/29

Chris Morris Three/13

OVERS 34.1: WICKET! Chris Morris takes his 3rd wicket, Hamid Hassan departs for a duck. Afghanistan are all out for 125.

End of OVER 34: A noisy LBW enchantment from Tahir in opposition to Aftab Alam. Umpire says NO. Tahir speaks with Du Plessis and comes to a decision to take a assessment. It's NOT OUT.

Aftab Alam involves the crease.

OVERS 33.5: WICKET! Imran Tahir takes his fourth wicket, removes Rashid Khan for 35. After being hammered for 3 boundaries in the over, Tahir gets rid of Rashid. Van der Dussen takes a peaceful catch at the deep mid-wicket boundary ropes. Afghanistan 125/nine

OVERS 32.4: WICKET! Chris Morris removes Ikram Ali khil for nine. Ikram will get an edge the ball and Amla takes an easy catch to start with slip. Second wicket for Morris in the match. Afghanistan 111/8

OVERS 28.5: FOUR! Rashid alternatives the ball and lofts it in opposition to lengthy off. Superb shot from him. Poor delivery from Rabada. Afghanistan 102/7

OVERS 26.4: FOUR! Rabada to Rashid. The right-hander will get an within edge and the ball races in opposition to fine leg boundary. Afghanistan 88/7

OVERS 26.Three: FOUR! Rashid Khan sends Rabada in opposition to lengthy off. Afghanistan 84/7

OVERS 25.2: WICKET! Imran Tahir takes his 3rd wicket, Gulbadin Naib departs for five. What a catch from Markram. Afghanistan 77/7

OVERS 22.1: WICKET! Andile Phehlukwayo dismisses Mohammad Nabi for 1. Nabi plays a loose shot. He will get an within edge and the ball rattles the stumps. Afghanistan 70/6

OVERS 21.5: WICKET! Imran Tahir strikes again, removes Asghar Afghan for a duck. He is on fire. Another google from Tahir. Asghar tries to flick in opposition to leg aspect but will get a top edge. Tahir takes an easy catch. Afghanistan 70/5

OVERS 21.1: WICKET! Imran Tahir castles Noor Ali for 32. Excellent googly from the spinner. Tahir celebrates in his unique style. Afghanistan 69/4

OVERS 20.4: WICKET! Andile Phehlukwayo dismisses Hashmatullah Shahidi for 8. Shahidi tries to play a power but will get an outdoor edge. Du Plessis takes an easy catch at slips. Afghanistan 69/Three

Play resumes in Cardiff. Players at the box now.

08:51 pm IST: The match will restart at nine:05 pm (IST). It will probably be a 48-overs-a-side match.

08:38 pm IST: Good news! Rain has stopped. Covers are coming off.

08:27 pm IST: The solar has peaked out. But there's a gentle drizzle.

08:13 pm IST: It has stopped raining in Cardiff. The groundsmen seeking to get the water off the covers.

08:05 pm IST: Bad news! the drizzle has were given heavier now.

07:59 pm IST: Rain halts play as soon as again in Cardiff. It is not pouring. Just a light drizzle. Players are off the sphere. Groundsmen have brought the hover cover immediately. Afghanistan are 69/2 in 20 overs.

End of OVER 19: Brilliant over from Phehlukwayo. Just one run off it. Afghanistan 67/2

OVERS 18.2: A noisy lbw enchantment from Phehlukwayo in opposition to Noor Ali. Umpire did not a lot occasions and raises his finger. Noor Ali has requested for a assessment. The replay shows it's Not Out.

OVERS 16.Three: FOUR! Shahidi is going on backfoot and punches the ball in opposition to square off the wicket. Afghanistan 63/2

OVERS 15.1: WICKET! A noisy lbw enchantment from Chris Morris. Umpire has given OUT. Rahmat is having a chat with Noor Ali. He has requested for a assessment. It's OUT. Rahmat Shah departs for six. Afghanistan 56/2

50 comes up for Afghanistan in 14 overs

Noor Ali Zadran 24*, Rahmat Shah 5*

End of OVER 12: Maiden from Chris Morris. Afghanistan 44/1

OVERS 10.4: Faf Du Plessis takes Rahmat's catch at 2d slip. He is not positive if he has taken the catch cleanly. He has requested for a assessment. the replay shows the ball bounced before the South Africa skipper grabbed it. It's NOT OUT.

OVERS nine.5: FOUR!
Noor Ali drives this superbly previous cover-point area. Hendricks is not proud of this. Afghanistan 43/1

End of OVER nine: Wicket maiden from Kagiso Rabada. Afghanistan 39/1

Rahmat Shah involves the crease.

OVERS 8.2: WICKET! Kagiso Rabada will get leap forward, removes Hazratullah Zazai for 22. Excellent catch by way of Van der Dussen. Afghanistan 39/1

OVERS 7.4: FOUR! Zazai is going on backfoot and smashes Hendricks in opposition to deep additional cover for a boundary. Confident shot from him. Afghanistan 38/zero

End of OVER 7: Excellent over from Rabada. Just one run off it. Afghanistan 34/zero

06:43 IST: Rain has stopped! Sun is out. Covers are off. Play to resume in 5 mins. There will probably be no loss in the overs.

06:34 pm IST: Rain has picked up. The entire square has been coated by way of the groundsmen.

06:25 pm IST: Oh boy! it has started to drizzle. Players are speeding back. The groundsmen temporarily get the hover cover on. More covers are approaching.

OVERS 5.5: FOUR! Noor Ali uses the tempo and films the ball in opposition to fine leg for a boundary. Afghanistan 33/zero

OVERS 5.1: FOUR! Outside off delivery from Hendricks, Noor Ali drives it in opposition to cover level for a very good boundary. Excellent stuff from him. Afghanistan 29/zero

5 overs long gone!

Afghanistan 25/zero

Zazai 16*, Noor Ali 8*

OVERS Three.4: FOUR! Noor Ali opens the face of the bat and guides Hendricks in opposition to square of the wicket for a boundary. AFG 14/zero

End of OVER 2: Maiden from Hendricks. Afghanistan 4/zero

Beuran Hendricks comes into the attack

OVER zero.6: FOUR! Zazai off the mark with a very good boundary in opposition to backward square leg off Rabada. Afghanistan 4/zero

Kagiso Rabada will open the attack for South Africa. Here we move...

South African team bureaucracy a huddle. Afghanistan openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran are making their method to the middle.

Both groups - South Africa and Afghanistan - have lined for the national anthems.

Pitch file - BY SHAUN POLLOCK:

Plenty of grass at the wicket and you can make issues occur as a bowler. There will probably be numerous motion in case you hit the deck around the just right length area. It could be challenging for few batsmen, reckons Shaun Pollock.


South Africa are unchanged, whilst former skipper Asghar Afghan replaces Najibullah Zadran in the Afghanistan XI


Gulbadin Naib:

Honestly I'd have appreciated to bowl first as neatly. The complete final week it has been raining. We have practised for the final Three-4 days and hopefully we do neatly. There is one trade, Najibullah is not playing and Asghar is playing. He is an experienced player and we wish to have him at the box.

Faf du Plessis:

We are going to have a bowl first. Just the nature of the week, it has been raining so much and the pitch has been beneath covers. With some rain round it gives you a clear indication on what to do. We haven't performed any cricket since that (West Indies) game. So, there was no wish to trade the team. This week has been numerous rain and now not best relating to getting time in the nets. We have had some actually just right team chats on where we wish to move as a team and hopefully we see some of that during action. We wish to release the blokes. There is numerous stuff we wish to fear about at the day but it's also essential to get away. The World Cup is a protracted tournament and we wish to be certain the blokes are actually fresh once they get at the pitch.

TOSS | South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis wins the toss and opts to box in opposition to Afghanistan

Playing XIs:

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (w), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali khil (w), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the ICC World Cup match between South Africa and Afghanistan in Cardiff.

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