Auckland: Chasing 298 runs in 43 overs according to Duck-worth Lewis Method, New Zealand beat South Africa in the first semifinal match of the World Cup 2015New Zealand entered the finals of the World Cup 2015 by beating South Africa by four wickets in the Semi-final match.Brendon McCullum score a half century in 22 balls, hitting 6 fours and four sixes. He was caught by steyn off Morne Morkel’s ball.
He scored 59 runs. Kane Williamson was castled by Morkel for 6 runs.
Earlier, David Miller blazed his way to a 18-ball 49 as South Africa set New Zealand a daunting target of 298 runs in 43 overs in the rain-curtailed first semifinal of the cricket World Cup in Auckland.
Opting to bat, South Africa notched up 281 for five, but the target was revised under the Duckworth/Lewis method after seven overs each were deducted per side following a two-hour rain interruption at Eden Park.
Miller clobbered six fours and three sixes, narrowly missing out on equalling the record for fastest World Cup fifty.
Skipper AB de Villiers made an unbeaten 65 off 45 balls, while Faf du Plessis top-scored with a 107-ball 82, but it was Miller’s innings that gave Proteas the much-needed impetuous towards the end.