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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

An Exciting End to the 1st Semi-Final, New Zealand Wins a Thriller in World Cup 2015

10:41 - By Himanshu Suri 0

In a 43 over game a side, New Zealand beat South Africa with a 6 off the 42.5th ball to reach the World Cup final for the first time.

NZ Beat SA in World Cup Semi Final

With five required from two balls, Grant Elliott hit Dale Steyn into the stands to complete unbeaten on 84 and seal a four-wicket win in Auckland. Elliott and Corey Anderson's 58 had lifted the Black Caps from 149-4 in their pursuit to 298. South Africa had prior posted 281-5, with Faf du Plessis making 82, in a match decreased to 43 overs a side.

Skipper AB de Villiers finished with an unbeaten 65 for South Africa and David Miller a 18-ball 49 in a focus on that was raised by Duckworth-Lewis, however just inside New Zealand's span. It was a fourth unsuccessful World Cup semi-final for the Proteas to add to two annihilations and the popular 1999 tie with Australia. For New Zealand, after six past misfortunes, they reached a Final of ICC Cricket World Cup.

It was earned in an exciting, fluctuating challenge played out before a boisterous and fanatic swarm at Eden Park. In barely acceptable show that had echoes of Kane Williamson's six to thrashing Australia by one-wicket prior in the competition, South Africa-conceived Elliott crushed Steyn for six over long-on two balls after Daniel Vettori guided a four to the third-man. Elliott ought to have been gotten from the last bundle of the past over, however his top-edged snare tumbled to the ground after a limit crash by JP Duminy and sub fielder Farhaan Behardien.

That South Africa came so close was down to their third rebound of a diversion that both groups controlled at different focuses. The Black Caps were in the early power on account of a few hazardous swing playing and electric fielding that decreased South Africa to 114-3 in the 27th over.

Later, they seemed to be sprinting through the run-pursue when captain Brendon McCullum crushed the South Africa assault with a 22-ball half-century that included taking 24 runs from a solitary Steyn over. And then with initial pressure, the pressure in fielding showed in the death overs as South Africa dropped 3 catches, 2 Runouts, thus literally giving the match to Newzealand.

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