AUCKLAND: New Zealand on Tuesday beat South Africa in the first Semi-final at the Eden Park, Auckland to move into the final of cricket World Cup.

Brief scores:

South Africa: 281 for five in 43 overs (Faf du Plessis – 82, AB de Villiers – 65 not out, David Miller – 49).

New Zealand: 299 for six in 42.5 overs (Grant Elliott – 84 not out, Brendeon McCullum – 59, Corey Anderson – 58; Morne Morkel – 3/59).

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3:26 PM: New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets and reached 299/6.

3:25 PM: SIX! Elliott delivers six. 

3:18 PM: FOUR! Vettori hits four. 

3:12 PM: New Zealand need 11 to win 

3:10 PM: Over 42 ends! Total 11 runs scored in this over. New Zealand at 286/6.

2:58 PM: FOUR! Elliott hits four

2:55 PM: In 41 overs, New Zealand at 275/6

2:50 PM: Daniel Vettori comes to the crease

2:48 PM: OUT! Ronchi is out for 8.

2:46 PM: New Zealand need 29 runs in 18 balls

2:45 PM: Over 40 ends! Total 7 runs scored in this over.

New Zealand at 269/4

Elliott – 63 (63)

Ronchi – 8 (6)

2:40 PM: SIX! Elliott delivers six

2:38 PM: Luke Ronchi comes to bat

2:36 PM: New Zealand at 252/5 in 38 overs

2:35 PM: WICKET! Corey Anderson is out for 58

2:33 PM: In 37 overs, New Zealand at 251/4

2:30 PM: FIFTY! Elliott completes fifty.

2:28 PM: FOUR! Elliott delivers boundary

2:26 PM: FIFTY! Corey Anderson completes fifty.

2:25 PM: FOUR! Corey Anderson hits four. 

2:23 PM: End of 35 over, total 12 runs scored in this over. New Zealand at 231/4

2:22 PM: FOUR! Corey Anderson delivers four. 

2:20 PM: SIX! Elliott delivers six. 

2:15 PM: Over 33 ends, total 5 runs scored in this over. 

New Zealand at 213/4

Elliott – 37 (45)

Corey Anderson – 38 (39)

2:10 PM: FOUR! Elliott delivers four again. 

1:58 PM: SIX! Corey Anderson hits six again. Total 13 runs scored in this over. New Zealand are at 196/4 in 29 overs.

1:55 PM: In 27 overs, New Zealand at 179/4

1:53 PM: FOUR! Elliott delivers four.

1:50 PM: SIX! Corey Anderson delivers six. 

1:48 PM: Over 24 ends, total 10 runs scored in this over. New Zealand at 165/4

1:42 PM: FOUR! Corey Anderson hits four

1:41 PM: In 22 overs, New Zealand at 151/4

1:40 PM: Corey Anderson comes to the crease

1:38 PM: WICKET! Ross Taylor is out for 30. Jean-Paul Duminy takes the wicket.

1:35 PM: FOUR! Elliott hits four again. 

1:30 PM: Over 19 ends, total 7 runs scored in this over. New Zealand at 140/3

1:21 PM: FOUR! Grant Elliott hits four in his first ball

1:20 PM: Grant Elliott comes to bat

1:18 PM: OUT! Guptill is out at 34 in 38 balls

1:15 PM: End of 17 over. Total 12 runs scored in this over, New Zealand at 128/2

1:14 PM: Again FOUR! Ross Taylor delivers boundary. It’s a brilliant hit.

1:12 PM: FOUR! Guptill hits four

1:10 PM: In 16 overs, New Zealand at 116/2

Ross Taylor – 17 (24)

Guptill – 28 (35)

12:55 PM: DRINKS BREAK! 

12:52 PM: SIX! Guptill hits six

12:50 PM: Over 11 ends, total six runs scored in this over. 

New Zealand at 94/2

12:46 PM: FOUR! Ross Taylor hits four

12:44 PM: Ross Taylor comes to bat

12:43 PM: OUT! Kane Williamson is out at 6 in 11. Morne Morkel takes his second wicket

12:42 PM: FOUR! Kane Williamson hits four

12:40 PM: In 8 overs, New Zealand at 77/1.

12:35 PM: OUT! McCullum is out for 59 (26). Morne Morkel takes his wicket.

12:32 PM: McCullum hits two six and three boundaries in this over. Total 25 runs scored in over 5. New Zealand at 71/0

12: 30 PM:AGAIN SIX! McCullum delivers six.

12:22 PM: In 3 overs, New Zealand at 32/0

12:19 PM: SIX! McCullum hits six. 

12:18 PM: FOUR! McCullum delivers four

12:05 PM: SIX! McCullum hits six in first over

12:03 PM: Guptill and Brendon McCullum come to the crease

11:48 AM: du Plessis scored 82 while de Villiers scoreed 65 in 45 balls and remained not out.

11:46 AM: New Zealand need to score 298 runs in 43 overs.

11:45 AM: Total 15 run scored in this over. South Africa at 281/5 in 43 overs

Duminy – 8 (4)

de Villiers – 65 (45)

11:43 AM: FOUR! Duminy hits four.

11:41 AM: Jean-Paul Duminy comes to the crease

11:40 AM: OUT! David Miller is out for 49 (18). 

11:38 AM: SIX! David Miller hits six. 

11:36 AM: FOUR! David Miller delivers boundary.

11: 35 AM: Total 20 run scored in over 41.

11:33 AM: SIX! David Miller hits six.

11:30 AM: David Miller delivers four boundaries in this over. South Africa at 239/4 in 40 overs.

David Miller – 20 (8)

de Villiers – 63 (41)

11:28 AM: FOUR! David Miller hits four. 

11:26 AM: Total 6 run scored in this over. South Africa at 222/4 in 39 overs

11:24 AM: David Miller comes to bat

11:22 AM: WICKET! du Plessis is out at 82 (107). 

11:20 AM: Play resumes! Corey Anderson comes into the attack

11:02 AM: The covers have been removed from the ground.

11:00 AM: Rain has stopped and the play will resume soon.

9:48 AM: Play was stopped due to rain. Only few overs have left against New Zealand.

9:30 AM: It’s raining there and rain halts play in the first semi-final of the World Cup between South Africa and New Zealand.

9:28 AM: Total 12 run scored in this over. South Africa at 216/3 in 38 overs

du Plessis – 82 (106)

de Villiers – 60 (38)

9:26 AM: The partnership of 100 in just 71 balls

9:25 AM: FOUR! de Villiers again hits four. 

9:18 AM: Total 15 runs scored in this over. South Africa at 199/3 in 36 overs

9:16 AM: FIFTY! de Villiers completes his fifty.

9:15 AM: FOUR! de Villiers hits four.

9:12 AM: SIX! de Villiers delivers six. It’s massive hit by de Villiers against New Zealand in Semi-finals World Cup

9:10 AM: Over 35 ends!

South Africa at 184/3

9:07 AM: AGAIN FOUR! de Villiers delivers boundary

9:05 AM: FOUR! du Plessis hits four

9:00 AM: BREAK! Drinks are on the field. 

8:57 AM: Total 11 runs scored in this over. South Africa at 151/3 in 32 overs

8:55 AM: FOUR! de Villiers hits four. 

8:52 AM: SIX! du Plessis delivers six. It’s wonderful hit by du Plessis against New Zealand.

8:48 AM: End of over 30! South Africa at 125/3

8:46 AM: AB de Villiers comes to the crease

8:45 AM: OUT! Rossouw is out at 39 in 53 balls. Great loss for South Africa

8:42 AM: SIX! Rossouw delivers six against New Zealand in semi-finals World Cup

8:40 AM: Over 24 ends! 

South Africa – 99/2

8:38 AM: FOUR! Rossouw hits four

8:35 AM: In 18 overs:

Rossouw – 16(29)

du Plessis – 24(48)

SA – 71(2)

8:32 AM: Total 3 runs scored in this over. South Africa are at 58/2 after 15 overs.

8:30AM: FOUR! Rossouw delivers four

8:25 AM: Good over by Matt Henry. No run in this over. In 11 overs, South Africa at 39/2

8:22 AM: In 10 overs, South Africa at 39/2

8:20 AM: FOUR! du Plessis hits four. 

8:17 AM: Rilee Rossouw comes to bat

8:15 AM: OUT! De Kock is out at 14 in 17 balls. Boult takes his second wicket

8:00 AM: Only one scored in this over. Good over by Boult.

South Africa at 27/1 in 6 overs

7:25 AM: Total 5 run scored in this over. In 4 overs, South Africa at 25/1 

7:22 AM: FOUR! Faf du Plessis hits four

7:20 AM: Faf du Plessis comes to the crease

7:18 AM: OUT! Amla is out at 10 in 14 balls. Boult takes his wicket

7:12 AM: FOUR! Amla delivers boundary

7:08 AM: In 2 overs, South Africa at 10/0

7:05 AM: Again FOUR! De Kock again hits four.

7:00 AM: FOUR! De Kock delivers boundary.

6:22 AM: Southee opens the attack

6:20 AM: Amla and De Kock come at the crease and Amla is on strike. 

6:10 AM: South Africa win the toss and elect to bat first against New Zealand

First Published | 24 March 2015 10:27 AM
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