New Zealand beat South Africa to reach World Cup final

Grant Elliott hit a six off the penultimate delivery to secure New Zealand’s place in the World Cup final with a thrilling four-wicket win.

BBC Online

Elliott smashed Dale Steyn into the stands as he hit an undefeated 84 to earn a place in Sunday’s final against Australia or defending champions India.

Brendon McCullum made a 26-ball 59 and Corey Anderson 58 to help the hosts reach their rain-adjusted target of 298 after South Africa had made 281-5 batting first in a match reduced to 43 overs a side.

For South Africa, Faf de Plessis made 82, AB de Villiers was not out 65, while David Miller smashed an 18-ball 49.

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