World Cup 2015, 1st Semi-Final: New Zealand Vs South ...

World Cup 2015, 1st Semi-Final: New Zealand Vs South Africa Live Scores, Mar 24, 2015

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Published on: Mar 23, 2015

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Cricket World Cup, 1st Semi-Final: NZ Vs SA Live Score: New Zealand Vs South Africa,at Auckland, 24 Mar, 2015. Match scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (1:00 GMT, 6:30 AM IST)

World Cup 2015, 1st Semi-Final: New Zealand Vs South Africa,at Auckland, 24 Mar, 2015

Match scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (1:00 GMT, 6:30 AM IST)

Teams: New Zealand Vs South Africa

Venu: Played at Eden Park, Auckland

Match Time: 6:30 AM IST, 1:00 GMT

Toss: South Africa have won the toss and have opted to bat first

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South Africa finish on 281 in their 43 overs. Time to get the calculators out. The final D/L target for New Zealand would be somewhere close to 298. Let's just wait for the final confirmation. Alright, we have the revised target, New Zealand need 298 runs in 43 overs, just under 7 rpo.

Head to Head in World Cup:

MATCHES PLAYED: 6

WON BY New Zealand: 4

WON BY South Africa: 2

Previous ODI matches results:

New Zealand :W W W W W

South Africa: W W L W W

Pitch Condition:

Players can get sucked in by the short boundaries and scores have tended to be lower, Grant Elliott said of Eden Park, earlier this week. The surface is rarely anything but true, but offers encouragement through pace and bounce - a facet both teams possess. McCullum expected less swing than the Australia match as conditions are not as humid. Each side also has a quality spinner, too, should it grip.The forecast is a little mixed, but the occasional shower seems to the worst that could happen.

Match Stats:

Trent Boult needs two wickets to become New Zealand's leading bowler at a World Cup, overtaking Geoff Allott's 21 victims in 1999

Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers have 40 ODI hundreds between them. The likely New Zealand XI has 34

Corey Anderson needs three wickets for 50 in ODIs. He currently has the fourth-best strike-rate of a bowler with more than 40 ODI wickets

New Zealand's run rate in the mandatory Powerplay overs of 7.54 is easily the best among all teams in this tournament. Australia are next with a rate of 6.16. South Africa are fifth with a run rate of 4.95r.

Last Meetings In WC (ODI Matches)

Mar 25 2011 at Dhaka, New Zealand won by 49 runs

Apr 14 2007 at St George’s, Grenada, New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining

Feb 16 2003 at Johannesburg, New Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 13 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Jun 10 1999 at Birmingham, South Africa won by 74 runs

Feb 20 1996 at Faisalabad, South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)

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