South Africa Crushes Afghanistan to Reach T20 World Cup Final for the First Time

In a dominant performance, South Africa thrashed Afghanistan by a massive nine wickets in the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2024. The match, played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad, saw Afghanistan crumble under South Africa’s bowling attack, mustering a paltry 56 runs. The Proteas, in contrast, chased down the target comfortably, reaching 60 runs with just one wicket lost.

Afghanistan’s Shocking Batting Collapse

Afghanistan, who had surprised everyone with their unbeaten run in the tournament, were completely outplayed. Their batting lineup, usually known for its consistency, faltered against South Africa’s pace and spin attack. None of the Afghan batsmen could manage to score in double digits, with the highest score being a mere 9 runs. South Africa’s bowlers shared the spoils, with Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi picking up three wickets each.

South Africa’s Clinical Chase

South Africa’s chase was a mere formality after Afghanistan’s batting collapse. Openers Quinton de Kock and Hendricks anticipated a smooth chase with a solid partnership. While de Kock fell early, Hendricks and Markram continued his fine form, getting the team over the line with ease.

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A Historic Moment for South Africa

This victory marks a historic moment for South Africa. They have reached the T20 World Cup final for the first time in their history. They will now await the winner of the second semi-final between India and England to determine their opponent in the big finale.

DISCLAIMER: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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