South Africa scripts history by entering their first ever Men’s World Cup final

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Published June 27, 2024 at 9:16am

    South Africa won by 9 wickets

    Marco Jansen was adjudged man of the match

    Afghanistan were restricted to a score of 56

South Africa has scripted history by entering into the final of a Men’s World Cup event for the first time ever. South Africa won by 9 wickets with 67 balls to spare. They had earned the tag of chokers for having lost out in crunch games from a position wherein a win was likely. In their two previous semi final appearances in the Men’s T-20 World Cup, they were in contention of victory until the final phase of the game. In 2009, they lost by 7 runs to Pakistan despite a modest target of 150 being set. In 2014, a 44-ball 72 by Indian batsman Virat Kohli took the game away from South Africa. They have also been unlucky in 2007, 2020 and 2022. 

This time however, the tables have tuned. South Africa has emerged on the winning side in close encounters on 4 occasions in the tournament. In the semi final as well, the unexpected bounce and seam offered by the pitch implied that losing the toss and being put to bowl first worked in their favour. South African captain Aiden Markram alluded to this fact in the post match presentation. 

Also Read: Can India avenge the 2022 T-20 WC Semi Final defeat? Here’s what Sunil Gavaskar feels 

Afghanistan were restricted to a paltry score of 56, which is their lowest ever in T20s. Marco Jansen was adjudged man of the match for having picked up 3 wickets that included 2 top order batsmen. Afghanistan will however will be hailed for their spirited performance in the tournament that saw them enter the semi final for the first ever time in their cricketing history.

South Africa scripts history by entering their first ever Men’s World Cup final

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    South Africa won by 9 wickets

    Marco Jansen was adjudged man of the match

    Afghanistan were restricted to a score of 56

South Africa has scripted history by entering into the final of a Men’s World Cup event for the first time ever. South Africa won by 9 wickets with 67 balls to spare. They had earned the tag of chokers for having lost out in crunch games from a position wherein a win was likely. In their two previous semi final appearances in the Men’s T-20 World Cup, they were in contention of victory until the final phase of the game. In 2009, they lost by 7 runs to Pakistan despite a modest target of 150 being set. In 2014, a 44-ball 72 by Indian batsman Virat Kohli took the game away from South Africa. They have also been unlucky in 2007, 2020 and 2022. 

This time however, the tables have tuned. South Africa has emerged on the winning side in close encounters on 4 occasions in the tournament. In the semi final as well, the unexpected bounce and seam offered by the pitch implied that losing the toss and being put to bowl first worked in their favour. South African captain Aiden Markram alluded to this fact in the post match presentation. 

Also Read: Can India avenge the 2022 T-20 WC Semi Final defeat? Here’s what Sunil Gavaskar feels 

Afghanistan were restricted to a paltry score of 56, which is their lowest ever in T20s. Marco Jansen was adjudged man of the match for having picked up 3 wickets that included 2 top order batsmen. Afghanistan will however will be hailed for their spirited performance in the tournament that saw them enter the semi final for the first ever time in their cricketing history.

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