Both the teams have the same target.But,only one team could achieve it.Its a forbidden fruit for both of them .Its world cup final.This time one of the teams was certain satiate their desire.At the end of the day New Zealand are successful and South Africa were left in disarray.Symmetry of life will also apply to cricket.One has to lose if the other has to win.New Zealand deserves a final spot.South Africa not only lost NZ but also to their arch rivals rain and duckworth-lewis.At the end of the day,cricket was at its best on Monday at Eden-Park,Auckland.
Semi final one was a cliff-hanger at Auckland unlike the four quaters.This is the best match of this world cup.One team indulged in jubilationnafter crossing the hurdle for the first time.The other,Journey ended in sorrow.Tears in proteas eyes have moved many cricket hearts all over the world.De Villiers who was suspected to be a super man was proved to be a human.
Cricinfoscores match report
AB De Villiers after winning the toss opted to bat for the crunch match.They lost both the opener very early.Trent Boult once again obliged his skippers request to do early damage.Faf and Russow played gingerly to bring back South Africa into the game.Corey Anderson provided another break through for New Zealand by sending Russow back to pavilion. Ab De Villiers who is in sublime form came to the crease didn’t take no time to pound on NZ bowlers.When the South Africas’s innings was 38 years old,SA’s rivals rain has hindered their outrage one more time.It caused around 90 minutes of interruption which resulted in loss of 7 overs per side.
South Africa resumed the innings and scored 65 in the remaining overs.David miller has to be given credit for his 49.
Mccullumn didn’t change his approach to start the innings.He smashed Dale Steyn for 25 in a single over.Kiwis reached 50 in just 4.1 overs.NZ were cruising to their target of 298.Imran tahir was brought by Proteas who did the damage passively by producing a maiden which caused the dismissal of Brendon Mccullumn in the next over. South Africa were back into the game after dismissing all the top order of New Zealand.
Grant Elliot and Anderson showed resistance and kept New zealand intact with the match.Elliot who hails for South Africa designed his mother nations demise in this world cup.He was awarded man of the match his unbeaten 84.
NZ who progressed to finals will play either Aussies or India.Final will held at MCG on 29th of march.Catch all the live action on cricinfoscores.