SA vs AFG World Cup 2023: Van der Dussen shines as SA win by 5 wickets

In the latest World Cup 2023 match between SA vs AFG South Africa emerged victorious by 5 wickets while chasing a target of 245 runs.


Rassie van der Dussen played a key role in the successful chase, securing his 15th ODI fifty. Despite a strong start by South Africa, Afghan spin bowlers caused some setbacks, dismissing openers Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma. Rashid Khan also contributed with two wickets, removing Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen.

Earlier in the match, Afghanistan, opting to bat first after winning the toss, faced challenges from the South African bowlers. Keshav Maharaj made an impact, taking an early wicket. Despite a century from Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan’s partnership with him was crucial. Afghanistan managed to post a total of 244, with Omarzai finishing unbeaten on 97 off 107.

This victory solidifies South Africa’s position in the World Cup, while Afghanistan, despite showing promise in previous matches, has been officially knocked out due to their net run rate. Afghanistan had notable wins in the tournament, defeating Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and England, proving their capabilities beyond their spin attack and T20 reputation.

Key points from the SA vs AFG World Cup 2023 match:

  • Afghanistan winning the toss and opting to bat first.
  • South Africa managing to control Afghanistan’s middle overs with timely wickets.
  • Azmatullah Omarzai’s impressive half-century.
  • Rassie van der Dussen achieving his 15th ODI fifty during the successful run chase.

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