S. Africa seek to bounce back against Afghanistan

Mumbai—South Africa will be gunning to get their bid for a first international trophy back on track when they take on Afghanistan Sunday after a dramatic last-over loss to England.
The Proteas are desperate to shed their chokers tag but on Friday showed scant evidence of the mettle required to win a major tournament as England successfully chased their imposing total. South Africa looked in the driving seat after posting 229-4 but slack bowling and a commanding 83 by Joe Root helped England set the record for the highest run-chase in World Twenty20 history.
Faf du Plessis’s side gave away 26 extras, while fast bowler Dale Steyn conceded 23 runs in just the second over, as Eoin Morgan’s England reached 230-8 with only two balls to spare at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.—APP

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