ODI World Cup | South Africa beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets

Ahmedabad, Nov 10: South Africa secured a five-wicket victory over Afghanistan, sealing their place in the semi-finals.

Chasing a target of 245 in Ahmedabad, Rassie van der Dussen’s unbeaten 76 led the Proteas to success with 15 balls to spare, setting the stage for their upcoming semi-final clash against Australia.

Despite Azmatullah Omarzai’s impressive unbeaten 97 for Afghanistan, the team fell short of a competitive total, finishing at 244 all out after 50 overs.

Omarzai’s impactful innings, just 3 runs short of a century, showcased his resilience. South African pacer Gerald Coetzee played a pivotal role, claiming 4 wickets to keep the Afghan batters in check.

During Afghanistan’s innings, Azamatullah Omarzai reached his half-century amid the team losing wickets.

With 7 wickets down at 160, Noor Ahmad joined Omarzai at the crease, as Afghanistan aimed to set a target of around 250 runs.



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