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New Zealand enters World Cup final beating South Africa in the semi

newwwwwwwAuckland: New Zealand defeated South Africa by four wickets (Duckworth/Lewis) in the semi-final to enter their maiden cricket World Cup final at the Eden Park here on Tuesday.

After opting to bat, South Africa put up 281/5 in 43 overs in a rain shortened match with Faf du Plesis top scoring with 82.

Chasing a revised target of 298 in 43 overs, New Zealand hit the target with one ball to spare. Grand Elliot top scored with 84 not out.

Scores:

New Zealand 299-6 in 42.5 overs (Grant Elliott 84 not out, Brendon McCullum 59, Corey Anderson 58; Morne Morkel 3-59) def. South Africa 281-5 in 43 overs (Faf du Plessis 82, A.B. de Villiers 65 not out, David Miller 49, Rilee Rossouw 39; Corey Anderson 3-72, Trent Boult 2-53) by 4 wickets.

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