Australian cricket team captain Steve Smith said he and other senior players came up with the idea to try and cheat and change the condition of the ball as South Africa was running away with the game.
Afghanistan will join fellow qualifiers West Indies in the 10-team World Cup to be staged in England and Wales next year.
Australia beats England by an innings and 41 runs in the third test in Perth on Monday. For the third time in four series 'down under' the Australians polished off England at the earliest opportunity.
A record-breaking opening partnership between Australian cricketers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft cemented a crushing 10-wicket victory for Australia on Monday against England.
The Ashes began in 1882 and is one of sports' oldest and bitter match-ups between England and Australia.
The Twenty20 match is the first game of only the second series Pakistan has hosted since militants attacked the bus of the visiting Sri Lankan team in March 2009.
Taking the series 3-2, the 11th-ranked Zimbabwe registered their maiden series win in Sri Lanka and first overseas triumph in eight years. Off-spinner Sikandar Raza starred with the ball and bat to to help them achieve this victory.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis stayed in South Africa to be with wife Imari following the birth of the couple's first child.
In the deciding match of the Twenty 20 cricket international in Cardiff, Dawid Malan blasted 78 from 44 balls, which helped England set a score of 181. South Africa fell well short, managing just 162 from their 20 overs.
South Africa made 174 for eight with JJ Smuts contributing 45 and skipper AB de Villiers striking 46 from 30 balls.
Set against the backdrop of a troubled and violent decade in the country's history, the nation's triumph in cricket's Champion's Trophy doesn't neatly fit the mold of typical cinderella stories in sport.
Old rivals Pakistan and India will play in the ICC Champions Trophy final on Sunday. It is expected to be watched by millions of viewers from around the world.
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