[caption id="attachment_857505" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-857505" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SA-AFG.jpg" alt="South Africa vs Afghanistan, South Africa, Afghanistan, ICC World Cup 2019, World Cup, points table" width="628" height="409" /> With the huge win South Africa have now jumped two spots and occupy the seventh position in the ten-team table with three points from five games. @ Twitter/Cricket World Cup[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Finally, after five matches, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/news/">South Africa</a> earned their first win of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> following a crushing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-south-africa-register-first-win-of-world-cup-with-thumping-nine-wicket-victory-over-afghanistan-857461">nine-wicket win</a> over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan/news/">Afghanistan</a> in Match 21 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>With the huge win South Africa have now jumped two spots and occupy the seventh position in the ten-team table with three points from five games. The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/faf-du-plessis/news/">Faf du Plessis</a>'s side endured a torrid start to their campaign, losing their first three matches before a no result against the West Indies. Afghanistan firmly occupy the bottom place failing to open their account after four matches. <p></p> <p></p>Chances of South Africa qualifying for the semi-finals look remote, but if they still need to keep their hopes high, they have to win all their remaining four matches by huge margins. <p></p> <p></p><img class="size-full wp-image-857506 aligncenter" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/World-Cup-Points-Table.png" alt="World Cup points table, Points table South Africa vs Afghanistan" width="710" height="644" /> <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, defending champions <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/news/">Australia</a> dethroned <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/news/">New Zealand</a> from the top after a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-aaron-finch-mitchell-starc-shine-as-australia-beat-sri-lanka-to-go-on-top-857261">87-run victory</a> against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/news/">Sri Lanka</a> at The Oval on Saturday that came on the back of a phenomenal 153 from captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/aaron-finch/news/">Aaron Finch</a>. With the two points, Australia have now pocketed 8 points from five matches with their only defeat coming against India. <p></p> <p></p>Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have lost their second match, which takes them to the fifth place below <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/news/">India</a>, who have five points from three matches after two wins. Their match against New Zealand a washed out tie saw the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/news/">Virat Kohli</a>-led side walk away with one point. (<strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/points-table/">FULL POINTS TABLE</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>India s arch-rivals in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-erratic-pakistan-renew-rivalry-with-india-in-marquee-world-cup-clash-857195">Sunday s big ticket clash</a> at Old Trafford, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/news/">Pakistan</a> occupy the penultimate position with 3 points from four games.