Proteas book their place in T20 World Cup final

The Proteas comfortably cruised past Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup semifinal to book their place in Saturday’s final. There they’ll face either India or England.

Proteas cruise past Afghanistan to reach T20 World Cup final

South Africa bowled surprise packages Afghanistan out for a meagre total of 56 after 11 overs and five balls. Tabraiz Shamsi starred with the ball, collecting three wickets and conceding only six runs at an economy rate of 3.27. Marco Jansen also collected three sticks. The Proteas picked off the runs in eight overs and five balls with 67 balls to spare and nine wickets in hand at Brian Lara Cricket Academy. All of this after Afghanistan had won the toss and elected to bat.

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South Africa set up a date with destiny

The Proteas will meet India or England in Saturday’s T20 World Cup final at 16:30 local time. The second semi-final is staged on Thursday 27 June at 16:30. Saturday’s showpiece will be South Africa’s maiden appearance in a cricket World Cup final. So far, they remain unbeaten in this T20 tournament.

The Proteas celebrate. Image: ICC Media Zone

Great news for Proteas fans to wake up to this morning! Will the boys bring the trophy home? Let us know in the comments section below.

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