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     World Cup 2015: Elliott hits dramatic six to lead Kiwis to final

March 24, 2015
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New Zealand's man of the match Grant Elliott saw past the pressure of playing against the land of his birth South Africa. Elliott took the Black Caps into their first ever World Cup final, as they defeated the Proteas by 4 wickets via Duckworth/Lewis. South Africa posted 281/5 from a reduced 43 overs, with top scores by Faf du Plessis 82, captain AB de Villiers 65 not out, and David Miller 49. Bowling for the Kiwis: Corey Anderson 3/72 from 6, Trent Boult 2/53 from 9. Rain reduced New Zealand's chase to 298, and that went well enough with captain Brendon McCullum's 59 off 26 deliveries. But toward the end when the Kiwis needed 5 off 2 balls, Grant Elliott hit a six to stay unbeaten on 84 and to ensure the victory for his adopted country. New Zealand await the winners of the semifinal between Australia and India, ahead of Sunday's grand finale in Melbourne. (Image source: The Score)

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