South Africa team created history, defeated Afghanistan by 9 wickets and reached the T20 World Cup final for the first time

South Africa has confirmed its place in the T20 World Cup 2024 final. South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 9 wickets in the semi-final match held on Thursday and made it to the final of the T20 World Cup. Let us tell you that this is the first time that an African team has reached the final of the T20 World Cup, with this the team has also created history. Batting first, the Afghan team collapsed in just 56 balls, in response to which the African team easily chased this target.

For South Africa, Reeza Hendricks scored 29 runs. Captain Adam Markram scored 23 runs. Both these players remained unbeaten till the end and chased the target in just 8.5 overs. The team had a very bad start. When Quinton de Kock returned to the pavilion after scoring just 5 runs, Fazalhaq Farooqui made him his victim.

With this, Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan won the toss and decided to bat first, which later proved wrong. The team’s batsmen flopped badly and no player could perform well. Only Azmatullah Umarzai was able to reach double figures, he scored 10 runs. While Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Noor Ahmed and Mohammad Nabi could not even open their account. Due to this reason, the Afghanistan team could not even play the full 20 overs and was all out for just 56 runs. This is the lowest score made by any team in the T20 World Cup semi-finals.

On the other hand, the performance of South African bowlers was commendable. Marco Jason took 3 wickets for 16 runs in 3 overs. Tabrez Shamsi also took three wickets. Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Norkhia took 2-2 wickets each.

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