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ICC Word Cup: Cricket fraternity react to New Zealand's win over South Africa

New Delhi: Grant Elliott played a brilliant innings after making an unbeaten 84 runs to help New Zealand beat South Africa in an enthralling semi-final encounter of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Eden Park in Auckland on Tuesday.

New Zealand required 12 runs of the last over and Elliott smashed a six off Dale Steyn in the second last ball to see the Black Caps register a maiden World Cup final and crush hopes of the Proteas. New Zealand needed 298 runs for victory in 43 overs after Duckworth–Lewis method was introduced and overcame a spirited Proteas by four wickets.

This was South Africa's fourth loss in a semi-final of the World Cup.

Grant Elliott was adjudged the man-of-the-match award.

The cricket fraternity lauded Grant Elliott and New Zealand through social micro-blogging site, twitter.

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9 Matches
New Zealand
547
Runs
2 Kumar Sangakkara
7 Matches
Sri Lanka
541
Runs
3 AB de Villiers
8 Matches
South Africa
482
Runs
1 Mitchell Starc
8 Matches
Australia
22
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New Zealand
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