South Africa beat Afghanistan by 9-wickets

Sunday, 16 Jun, 2.14 am

Cardiff, June 16 (IANS) South Africa beat Afghanistan by nine wickets here to claim their first victory of the 2019 ICC World Cup on Saturday.Put into bat, Afghanistan crumbled to 125 all out with spinner Imran Tahir picking four wickets. The Proteas chased down their revised target of 127 (D/L method) in 28.4 overs with openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock putting up an opening stand of 104 runs. Afghanistan turned in yet another dismal performance with the bat and were no match to the South African pacers and Imran Tahir. Their innings had a prolonged interruption due to rain which led to the match being reduced to a 48 overs a side contest.