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ICC World Cup 2023 South Africa vs Afghanistan, 42nd Match Highlights: SA won by 5 wickets

Catch live score updates of the ICC World Cup 2023 match between South Africa and Afghanistan, the 42nd match of the tournament. Stay updated on the thrilling moments of this highly anticipated clash.

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ODI World Cup 2023 South Africa vs Afghanistan 42nd Match at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Game 42 of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 is set to feature an exciting clash between Afghanistan (AFG) and South Africa (SA) at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday, November 10. As the tournament reaches its crucial stage, both teams have a lot at stake in this match. While South Africa has already secured their spot in the knockout stages, Afghanistan's qualification to the semifinals hangs in the balance. In this article, we will analyze the match details, pitch conditions, head-to-head record, probable playing XIs, and key performers to provide an insightful preview of this highly anticipated encounter.

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  South Africa vs Afghanistan 42nd Match 
  publive-image  SA won by 5 wkts
publive-imageAFG   244 (50)
publive-imageSA   247/5 (47.3)
  Venue   Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
  Date & Time   Fri, Nov 10, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   AFG opt to bat
  Player of the Match   Dussen

 

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World Cup 2023 Live Cricket Score

SA vs AFG Match Highlights

Afghanistan Inning:

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Afghanistan (AFG) won the toss and chose to bat first. During the powerplay, the team managed to score 41 runs while losing 2 wickets in the last two overs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz played a quick innings, scoring 25 runs off 22 balls with 3 fours and 1 six. Ibrahim Zardan had performed exceptionally well in the previous match against Australia, recording Afghanistan's first-ever century in a World Cup by an Afghani player. However, today he struggled and was dismissed after adding only 15 runs off 30 balls with 3 boundaries. Following him, the newly joined Hashmatullah Shahidi fell victim to Maharaj's delivery after adding only 2 runs. Both Zardan and Shahidi were caught out behind the wickets by keeper Quinton de Kock.

Azmatullah Omarzai excelled as the standout performer in today's match for AFG. He played an unbeaten inning, scoring 97 runs but narrowly missed achieving a well-deserved ODI century by just 3 runs. Omarzai achieved this impressive score while facing 107 deliveries, with 7 boundaries and 3 maximums. Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmed contributed 12 and 26 runs respectively.

On the other side, SA bowlers Coetzee secured 4 wickets, while Maharaj and Ngidi each took 2 wickets. AFG posted a total of 244 runs in 50 overs, losing all their wickets.

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South Africa Inning:

In pursuit of the target of 245 runs, South Africa commenced their innings. The team made an impressive start during the powerplay, notching up 57 runs without losing a wicket. Quinton de Kock contributed 41 runs from 47 deliveries, including 2 fours and 3 sixes before being dismissed lbw. Bavuma then chipped in with 23 runs, while Aiden Markram was caught out after scoring 25 runs off 32 balls, featuring 1 four and 1 six. Klaasen (10) and Miller (24) also made valuable contributions to the team's score.

Dussen and Phehlukwayo delivered an outstanding unbeaten performance, leading their team to victory. Dussen's impressive knock saw him scoring 76 runs from 95 balls, including 6 boundaries and 1 maximum. Meanwhile, Phehlukwayo contributed 39 runs off 37 deliveries, featuring 1 four and 3 sixes. South Africa successfully chased down the target in 47.3 overs, with AFG's Rashid and Nabi claiming 2 wickets each.

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Top Performers of the Match
 

  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  Omarzai   AFG   97   107   7   3   90.65
  Dussen   AFG   76    95   6   1   80.00
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  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Coetzee   SA   10   1   44   4   0   2   4.40
  Maharaj   SA   10   1   25   2   0   2   2.50
  Nabi   AFG   10   1    35   2   0   0   3.50

 

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Match Details

Get ready for the thrilling faceoff as Afghanistan takes on South Africa in Match 42 of the ODI World Cup 2023 at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This highly anticipated encounter is scheduled for Friday, November 10 at 2:00 PM (IST).


Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is known for its batting-friendly surface, setting the stage for a potentially high-scoring encounter in the upcoming ODI World Cup fixture. While the pacers may find some initial assistance, the batters will have the opportunity to play their shots and accumulate runs. Opting to bat first could be a strategic decision for both teams, as setting a challenging total will put pressure on the chasing side.

 

Stadium Cap  Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad 132,000 Slow Bowling- Friendly (Spin) 237 Chase

SA vs AFG Head-to-Head Record

In the past, Afghanistan and South Africa have faced each other only once in an ODI match. The encounter took place on June 15th, 2019, with South Africa emerging victorious. With a 100% win record against Afghanistan, South Africa will be confident heading into this clash.


Probable Best Performers


Probable Best Batter: Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Quinton de Kock, the ace South African batter, has been in exceptional form in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. With 622 runs in his last matches, he is the highest run-getter of the tournament. De Kock's ability to consistently score runs makes him a crucial player for South Africa. His performance with the bat will be vital in determining the outcome of the match.


Probable Best Bowler: Marco Jansen (South Africa)

Marco Jansen has been a force to be reckoned with in the ODI World Cup 2023. With his remarkable skills, Jansen has taken 23 wickets in his last 10 matches. His ability to pick up wickets at crucial moments can disrupt Afghanistan's batting lineup. Jansen's spell will be one to watch out for, as he aims to make an impact and contribute to South Africa's success.


AFG vs SA Playing XIs

Afghanistan (AFG): Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq

South Africa (SA): Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi


Match Prediction

Based on the analysis and understanding of the teams' recent performances, South Africa is predicted to win the match against Afghanistan. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and anything can happen on the day. Both teams will give their best to secure a victory and strengthen their chances of progressing further in the tournament.


Related:

ICC World Cup Points Table 2023

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Venues


Conclusion

The Afghanistan vs South Africa match in the ODI World Cup 2023 promises to be a thrilling encounter between two competitive teams. With South Africa aiming to continue their winning momentum and Afghanistan fighting for a spot in the semifinals, both sides will look to leave no stone unturned. The Narendra Modi Stadium's batting-friendly pitch adds further excitement to the game, setting the stage for a high-scoring contest. As cricket fans eagerly await the match, the performances of star players like Quinton de Kock and Marco Jansen will play a crucial role in determining the outcome. So, mark your calendars and get ready for an exciting clash between Afghanistan and South Africa in the ODI World Cup 2023.

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