In the 42nd match of the ODI World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, South Africa emerged victorious against Afghanistan. With that Afghanistan have been officially eliminated from the multi-team tournament.
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- Azmatullah Omarzai takes Afghanistan to a competitive total
- Rassie van der Dussen guides South Africa home
- Here is how Twitter reacted:
Azmatullah Omarzai takes Afghanistan to a competitive total
Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Afghanistan set a target of 245 runs for the Proteas. Afghanistan’s innings saw a commendable performance from Azmatullah Omarzai, who fell just short of a century with a brilliant 97 off 107 deliveries. However, the South African bowlers, led by Gerald Coetzee with a four-wicket haul, managed to restrict Afghanistan to a total of 244 runs in their allotted 50 overs.
Rassie van der Dussen guides South Africa home
Chasing the target, South Africa displayed a balanced batting effort, reaching 247/5 in 47.3 overs. Rassie van der Dussen played a crucial role with a composed 76 runs off 95 balls, guiding his team to a five-wicket victory. Other notable contributions came from Quinton de Kock (41) and Andile Phehlukwayo (39), ensuring South Africa secured the win with 15 balls to spare.
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Despite Afghanistan’s bowlers putting up a fight, with Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan taking two wickets each, it was not enough to defend the modest total. Mujeeb Ur Rahman also chipped in with a wicket, but South Africa’s batting depth proved decisive.
In the end, South Africa’s well-rounded performance with both bat and ball secured a crucial win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, maintaining their momentum in the tournament.
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Here is how Twitter reacted:
RASSIE LEADS PROTEAS CHASE 👏
Brilliant batting Rassie van der Dussen to steer the Proteas to a win over Afghanistan 🇿🇦🇦🇫
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) November 10, 2023
Andile Phehlukwayo hits the winning runs and South Africa win by five wickets!! Hats off to Rassie van der Dussen for holding the innings together as South Africa chase down 245 with 15 balls to spare!! #CWC23 #AFGvSA pic.twitter.com/B93D06LmwZ
— Kass Naidoo (@KassNaidoo) November 10, 2023
South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 5 wickets.
Proteas finishes 2nd on the Points Table. pic.twitter.com/eSMuLYeWho
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 10, 2023
#ProteaFire Appreciation tweet for Andile Phehlukwayo and Rassie van Der Dussen🔥🔥
What a great combination 🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/lfY1CKFxwN
— #NativeOfBelaBela (@tsheko2020) November 10, 2023
Well played, Rassie Van der Dussen…!!!!
He scored unbeatan 76* runs from 95 balls in tough situation run chase against Afghanistan in this World Cup – A brilliant knock from Der Dussen. pic.twitter.com/aCewv9glWx
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) November 10, 2023
Rassie Van der Dussen is the kind of player whose success feels personal.
— . (@119off61) November 10, 2023
— The Weekdae (@TheWeekdaeZA) November 10, 2023
Andile Phehlukwayo, closing the game with a 6, a 4 and then smashing another 6 to end the game!🏏🇿🇦🔥🔥🔥
Appreciation tweet for Andile Phehlukwayo and Rassie van Der Dussen🔥🔥
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— Ntokozo Masuku (@visse_ss) November 10, 2023
— LeMsira1 (@LeMsira1) November 10, 2023
South Africa won by 5 wickets
Gerald Coetzee phenomenal 4 wicket performance & Rassie van der Dussen brilliant innings shone brightly.
Afghanistan couldn’t deliver & exits from #CWC23
— Khadija (@khadijatweets_) November 10, 2023
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