Six in final over shatters Proteas’ hopes

2015-04-30 17:01

GRANT ELLIOT, who was born in Johannesburg, hit a six off the penultimate ball to take New Zealand into their first Cricket World Cup final when they defeated the Proteas by four wickets in a rain-hit semi-final thriller at Eden Park on Tuesday (24/03).

Elliott smashed Dale Steyn into the stands as he hit an undefeated 84 to earn a place in Sunday’s title match in Melbourne. New Zealand will face either Australia or India.

Brendon McCullum made a 26-ball 59 and Corey Anderson (58) also helped the Black Caps to their rain-adjusted target of 298 after South Africa had made 281 for five batting first in a match reduced to 43 overs a side.

– Sport24

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