South Africa beat Afghanistan by 41 runs in warm up match
South Africa defeated Afghanistan Monday comfortably by 41 runs during their warm up match for the ICC World T20.
While defending 146, South African bowlers were able to restrict Afghanistan at 104/8. South African bowlers dismissed both the openers for a duck in the first two overs - by Fortuin and Ngidi, respectively.
For South Africa, Tabraiz Shamsi picked up 3 wickets, Ngidi picked up 2 wickets while Pretorius, Maharaj & Fortuin picked up 1 each.
Afghanistan lost wickets at regular intervals and were at 51/6 in the 13th over but captain Nabi scored 34 off 29 balls with 3 sixes & Naib scored 17 off 20 balls with 1 six. These both constructed a partnership of 50 runs in 6.2 overs but till then the required run rate had gone out of reach for Afghanistan's lower-order batters.
In the first Innings, South Africa with the help of Aiden Markram & captain Temba Bavuma were able to post 145/5 against Afghanistan in the warm-up match. Markram scored 48 off 35 balls with 2 fours & 2 sixes while Bavuma scored a senseless 31 off 39 with 2 boundaries.
For Afghanistan, Rashid Khan didn't bowl a single over. Mujeeb ur Rehman picked up 3 wickets, including one maiden over while captain Nabi and Naveen ul Haq picked up 1 scalp each.
Earlier, South African captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and elected to bat first against Afghanistan in the warm-up game of T20 World Cup 2021. This match is being played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 2, Abu Dhabi.