AFG vs RSA Semifinals: History Is Created As South Africa Wins Their First World Cup Semifinal Ever

The South Africa men’s cricket team has written history for themselves, defeating Afghanistan in semifinal 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Prior to this win, RSA had 0 victories in a World Cup semifinal round for both T20 and ODI formats. South Africa wins their first T20 World Cup semifinals, defeating Afghanistan by 9 wickets.

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The match was held at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy Stadium in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first. The team’s batting was a massive disappointment as they faced the South Africa bowlers. Afghanistan scored 56 runs in 11.5 overs, losing all their wickets. RSA chased the score in less than 10 overs, getting 60/1 in 8.5 overs.

South Africa’s curse lifted

With a losing streak in all their semifinal matches of the ODI as well as T20 World Cup, the South Africa team was jokingly perceived as being ‘cursed’. However, as they win today’s match, the metaphorical cursed has been lifted, leaving the team a chance to play and perhaps win in the finals.

Looking at the stats, we can see that South Africa has played in ICC World Cup semifinals for 8 times for both formats, losing 6 fixtures and tying in 1. Today’s win is now another chapter that starts for the team.

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South Africa in ICC WC Semi Finals Matches: 8 Won: 1 (today) Lost: 6 Tied: 1 (vs AUS, 1999).

South Africa has also marked history as the most consecutive wins in T20 World Cups, with 8 wins this season.

Most consecutive wins in T20 WCs 8* – SA (2024); 8 – AUS (2022-2024); 7 – ENG (2010-2012); 7 – IND (2012-2014)

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South Africa squad for the match

Here is the playing XI that won South Africa their first ICC T20 World Cup semifinals. This is a moment to mark in the books as the dream team gets one step closer to the trophy.

(Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi The next match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 will see India and England facing off for the semifinal 2 round.

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The South Africa men's cricket team has written history for themselves, defeating Afghanistan in semifinal 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Prior to this win, RSA had 0 victories in a World Cup semifinal round for both T20 and ODI formats. South Africa wins their first T20 World Cup semifinals, defeating Afghanistan by 9 wickets.

The match was held at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy Stadium in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first. The team's batting was a massive disappointment as they faced the South Africa bowlers. Afghanistan scored 56 runs in 11.5 overs, losing all their wickets. RSA chased the score in less than 10 overs, getting 60/1 in 8.5 overs.

South Africa's curse lifted

With a losing streak in all their semifinal matches of the ODI as well as T20 World Cup, the South Africa team was jokingly perceived as being ‘cursed’. However, as they win today's match, the metaphorical cursed has been lifted, leaving the team a chance to play and perhaps win in the finals.

Looking at the stats, we can see that South Africa has played in ICC World Cup semifinals for 8 times for both formats, losing 6 fixtures and tying in 1. Today's win is now another chapter that starts for the team.

South Africa in ICC WC Semi Finals Matches: 8 Won: 1 (today) Lost: 6 Tied: 1 (vs AUS, 1999).

South Africa has also marked history as the most consecutive wins in T20 World Cups, with 8 wins this season.

Most consecutive wins in T20 WCs 8* - SA (2024); 8 - AUS (2022-2024); 7 - ENG (2010-2012); 7 - IND (2012-2014)

South Africa squad for the match

Here is the playing XI that won South Africa their first ICC T20 World Cup semifinals. This is a moment to mark in the books as the dream team gets one step closer to the trophy.

(Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi The next match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 will see India and England facing off for the semifinal 2 round.

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, and Instagram