Cricket World Cup: New Zealand beat South Africa, reach final for first time

  • South Africa could not overcome their Cricket World Cup semi-final jinx as New Zealand stormed in to the final of the tournament in a thrilling encounter that was finally resolved with a massive six by Grant Elliott with one ball to spare.

    New Zealand were set a revised total of 298 in a rain-hit match, and the equation of five runs from two balls had all spectators on the edge of their seats.

    The Black Caps recovered from 149-4 to score a famous four-wicket victory that took them to the final for the first time. But it was once again a heartbreak for South Africa.

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