Yet the South Africans learn that even that isn’t always enough as their semifnal hopes are dashed.
Zimbabwe-born Colin de Grandhomme and his classy skipper destroys South Africa’s faint semifinal hopes as their fielding effort collapses.
The legendary all-rounder, in fact, believes South Africa’s World Cup campaign still has vital signs as they gear up for Wednesday’s Kiwi challenge.
Quinton de Kock will need to take the lead in that regard as South Africa’s batting has misfired badly to date.
This is not a team they’ve beaten regularly in the showpiece tournament…
Shakib is now the highest run scorer at this year’s World Cup so far.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Ngidi fit and ready to add punch to Proteas attack

The lanky quick has recovered from the hamstring injury that plagued him at the start of the tournament.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Tahir: I’m surprised the Afghans were so clueless

The World Cup rookies self-destructed against the Proteas’ wily spinner in a comfortable victory.

Cricket World Cup 2019 A weight has been lifted off my shoulders, says Faf

But the Proteas skipper admits they could’ve batted a bit quicker in chasing down a small Afghanistan target.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Immy and Quinny star as Proteas finally win

Yet despite the emphatic result on paper, Faf du Plessis and his troops will know this was only Afghanistan.

Cricket Faf du Plessis urges Proteas to slay World Cup ghosts

Captain Du Plessis admitted South Africa must win their five remaining games to have any prospect of making the semifinals.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Rain has given Proteas time for reflection

Skipper Faf du Plessis assures all he and his men now know exactly what they need to do to revive their World Cup campaign.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Proteas caught in a ‘perfect storm’

Mike Atherton, former England captain and hugely respected commentator, also understands why the selectors didn’t grant AB de Villiers his wish.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Rassie: I’m not surprised AB wanted to make a comeback

The experienced middle-order stalwart would’ve been the man dropped had De Villiers been picked for the World Cup.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Proteas’ body language has been ‘poor’, says ‘Zulu’

Lance Klusener is adamant the South Africans now need to rid themselves of ‘insecurities’ if they want to salvage their World Cup campaign.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Why the Proteas’ batting is crippled

Batting coach Dale Benkenstein blames history and conditions, but inconsistent selection policy certainly hasn’t helped.

Cricket World Cup 2019 ‘Relaxed’ Amla WILL deliver for Proteas

Batting guru Dale Benkenstein and skipper Faf du Plessis are convinced the struggling veteran will end the World Cup with a flurry of runs.

Cricket World Cup 2019 Faf finally opens up on the AB drama

It seems the version of events leading to the explosive revelation is fairly consistent all round.




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