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  1. SA claim first win of World Cup
  2. SA win with 19.3 overs to spare
  3. De Kock 68 (72); Amla 40* (82)
  4. Afg slip from 69-2 to 125 all out
  5. Tahir 4-29, Morris 3-13
  6. Rashid 35 (25), Noor Ali 32 (58)
  7. Reduced to 48 overs per side, Cardiff

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. See you on Sunday

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    Video caption: De Kock batters the ball over midwicket to bring up his half-century

    And there ends another day at the Cricket World Cup.

    If you're just catching up, South Africa finally have a win on the board after they overwhelmed Afghanistan in Cardiff.

    Catch the match report here.

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    Video caption: Phehlukwayo finishes the run chase in style with a colossal straight six

    And Australia moved to the top of the table as heroics from Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc secured an 87-run win over Sri Lanka.

    Catch the match report here - and join us again on Sunday.

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    Video caption: Cummins claims final wicket as Australia win by 87 runs
  2. 'I'm happy for Hashim to get a not-out'

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    Video caption: Amla unfurls a beautiful straight drive for four

    Captain Faf du Plessis on South Africa's approach with the bat: "It was important for us to start well with the bat and get through that new-ball phase.

    "Quinton de Kock always plays quite freely. You want Hashim Amla to try and push on towards the end, but more important for him is finishing a game off and getting some runs under his belt. We need Hashim to score runs - and today I'm happy for him to get a not-out and get some confidence."

  3. Post update

    Some effort that John! You must be his lucky charm. I saw Kevin Phillips score about 35 goals and he never played for a team I supported. Every time without fail.

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    John Alexander: Stat of the day. @OfficialCSA 's Hashim Amla now averages 352 in games I have attended.

  5. 'Today was a good day'

    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis: "Today was a good day for us. Our intensity was much better - and that's something we spoke about in the week. That was really good today."

    On leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who took 4-29: "He probably single-handedly made us a very strong team for the last two years. He can get wickets at any stage, and he has control. Even on wickets like this today, he still finds a way, and that separates the good from the great."

  6. 'We made a lot of mistakes'

    Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib: "We didn't expect that spell from Tahir. We did well against the seamers but the batsmen didn't take responsibility in the middle. We need a good total on the board so we needed a partnership. We made a lot of mistakes.

    "We have a lot of batsmen in the team, we need in the middle of the innings them to push the scoreboard up.

    "England are a good side, if we play good cricket maybe it can be difficult."

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    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    South Africa have won the game - they will take Tahir, they will take Morris and they will take Phehlukwayo, who bowled well. That will please South Africa.

  8. Post update

    Australia, England, New Zealand and India are the top four as it stands - are they the semi-finalists? Hard to see anyone else getting in there at the minute...

  9. How it ended

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    Video caption: Phehlukwayo finishes the run chase in style with a colossal straight six

    Fetch that!

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    Alison Mitchell

    BBC Test Match Special

    Against other teams and bigger targets, South Africa will need to be more fluent.

  11. Who's next?

    South Africa, who are up to seventh in the table now, face New Zealand at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

    It's England next for Afghanistan at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

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    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Amla will have got something out of it by staying out there and seeing it through. But it wasn't Amla fluent - and there will still be questions about him facing the faster bowlers.

  14. 'We were up for that'

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    Video caption: Tahir bowls Noor Ali with a superb googly before Afghan offers an easy return catch

    Man of the match Imran Tahir: "I really enjoyed that, really pleased. It was important for me to take that role for the team. I have been working very hard and it's nice to have that first victory.

    "We were up for it, we can't control the weather but the bowling group did well. My plan was to bowl my variations and get batsmen to make their mistakes. It came out well.

    "As long as I take wickets I'll keep on celebrating."

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  16. 'South Africa have done the job'

    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    South Africa have done the job. They might have done it more quickly with more confidence, but they wanted this victory so badly. There will be relief.

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    Alison Mitchell

    BBC Test Match Special

    South Africa haven't been tested. Their big questions will be against New Zealand at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

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    Jeremy Coney

    Ex-New Zealand captain on BBC Test Match Special

    I don't think Afghanistan have achieved very much today - 120-odd is not going to challenge anybody in this World Cup.

  19. SA 131-1

    South Africa end on 131-1, that lusty blow from Andile Phehlukwayo to end it. But that was an odd old chase. Hashim Amla at walking pace, they promoted a tailender in at three and yet he only had a swing at it with the final ball of the day. Confusing stuff.

  20. How's stat?!

    Phil Long

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    That was the only six of the day.