Published On: Tue, Mar 24th,

New Zealand Beat South Africa, Qualifies For World Cup Final


Auckland: In first semi final of cricket World Cup played in Eden Park cricket ground, New Zealand defeated South Africa by 4 wickets and qualified first time for final in history.

In cricket World Cup semi final match New Zealand has beaten South Africa by four wickets at Eden Park cricket ground after an exciting contest, reached to final first time in history to play against the winner of second semi final which will be played between Australia and India on March, 26.

New Zealand has started its innings in very aggressive manner to chase the target of 298 runs in 43overs which has been set through Duckworth–Lewis method after rain during match; the skipper BB McCullum has smashed 59 runs on just 26 balls and put a sensible opening score on board with help of MJ Guptill who scored 34.

GD Elliott is another Kiwi who played a responsible inning of 84 runs at end of match and led its team to victory with winning stork of a massive six. M Morkel topped South African bowling end with three wickets while DW Steyn and JP Duminy has took one wicket each.

Earlier, South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first but unfortunately not well opened the inning as its first wicket of HM Amla has fallen on 21, however, F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 82 and 65 runs respectively bringing total to 281. CJ Anderson and TA Boult sent back 3 and 2 player to pavilion, stayed prominent from New Zealand bowling side.

New Zealand has qualifies first time in history for cricket World Cup final, will face the winner of second semi final at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, 29 March.