Chris Morris took four wickets as South Africa managed to prevail over a spirited Afghanistan team, who were bowled out for 172 runs in a chase of 210 runs, succumbing to a 37-run defeat in the Super 10 Group 1 encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 in Mumbai.
England smashed the record for the highest run-chase in a World T20 event, as well as put up their own highest score in a T20I, as they beat South Africa by three wickets in Mumbai, watched by Chetan Narula.
Joe Root notched his second highest Twenty20 International score as he belted four sixes and six fours in his 44-ball knock of 83 runs as England overhauled South Africa’s target of 230 runs in 19.4 overs to complete a thrilling two-wicket victory in the Super 10 Group 1 encounter of the ICC World T20 in Mumbai.
Alex Blackwell and Meg Lanning shared an unbeaten 52-run stand as Australia survived a top-order collapse to chase down a target of 103 runs and secured a six-wicket victory over South Africa Women in the Group A encounter in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Nagpur.
Hashim Amla's unbeaten knock of 97 went in vain for South Africa as Australia chased down 179 in the final over with six wickets in hand in the third Twenty20 International in Cape Town to wrap up the series 2-1.
A collective bowling effort from South Africa Women bowlers saw them defend 119 against West Indies Women successfully by four runs in the third Twenty20 International in Cape Town and completed a 2-1 series victory.
Three of the five World Cups have been won by sub-continental teams. There is a good chance the sixth edition of the tournament that goes underway from 8th March will also be won by a sub-continental team, hosts India.
David Warner and Glenn Maxwell posted record 161-run stand for the fourth wicket as Australia chased down a target of 205 runs to level the three-match series by sealing a five-wicket win in a thrilling last ball finish in the second Twenty20 International in Johannesburg.
Stafanie Taylor struck a fluent fifty and went on to take two wickets as West Indies Women posted a target of 144 runs and then bowled South Africa Women out for 98 runs, securing a 45-run victory in the second Twenty20 International in Durban, which helped the visitors level the series 1-1.
After losing five wickets inside the first 10 overs, South Africa were rescued by David Miller who smashed an unbeaten fifty in a chase of 158 runs to give the Proteas a three-wicket win over Australia in the first Twenty20 International in Durban.