WC 2015 – Game 47 – SF 1 – New Zealand vs South Africa at Auckland on 24.03.15 – New Zealand won by four wickets with one ball to spare

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 260th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 38th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup.

 

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 26th occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the fifth occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup.

 

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 12th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup Semi Final. It also provides the fifth occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup.

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 CG Greenidge, AI Kallicharran 2 125 2 Win NZl The Oval 18.06.75
2 CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 1 132 1 Win Pak The Oval 20.06.79
3 Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas 2 166 2 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79
4 HA Gomes, IVA Richards 3 132* 2 Win Pak The Oval 22.06.83
5 Imran Khan, Javed Miandad 4 112 2 Pak Aus Lahore 04.11.87
6 MW Gatting, GA Gooch 3 117 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05.11.87
7 MD Crowe, KR Rutherford 4 107 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21.03.92
8 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96
9 Saeed Anwar, W Wasti 1 194 2 Pak NZl Manchester 16.06.99
10 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 2 103 1 Ind Ken Durban 20.03.03
11 TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara 2 120 2 Srl NZl Col-RPS 29.03.11
12 AB de Villiers, F du Plessis 4 103 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15

 

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide third occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup Semi final

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 Imran Khan, Javed Miandad 4 112 2 Pak Aus Lahore 04.11.87
2 MD Crowe, KR Rutherford 4 107 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21.03.92
3 AB de Villiers, F du Plessis 4 103 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15

 

AB de  Viiliers {65 not out} and BB McCullum {59} scored fifties in  this  game to provide the tenth and eleventh occasion of captains scoring fifties in the World Cup Semi final.

 

No Player Runs Inns Tem Oppn Ground Start Date
1 JM Brearley 53 1 Eng NZl Manchester 20 Jun 1979
2 Imran Khan 58 2 Pak Aus Lahore 04 Nov 1987
3 MW Gatting 56 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05 Nov 1987
4 MD Crowe 91 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21 Mar 1992
5 SR Waugh 56 1 Aus RSA Birmingham 17 Jun 1999
6 SC Ganguly 111* 1 Ind Ken Durban 20 Mar 2003
7 SO Tikolo 56 2 Ken Ind Durban 20 Mar 2003
8 M Jayawardene 115* 1 Srl NZl Kingston 24 Apr 2007
9 KC Sangakkara 54 2 Srl NZl Colombo (RPS) 29 Mar 2011
10 AB de Villiers 65* 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24 Mar 2015
11 BB McCullum 59 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24 Mar 2015

 

AB de Viiliers {65 not out} and BB McCullum {59} scored fifties in this game to provide the 15th occasion of rival captains scoring fifties in World Cup. All such occasions are listed below

 

No No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 1 Majid Khan 60 1 Pak Win Birmingham 11.06.75
  2 CH Lloyd 53 2 Win Pak Birmingham 11.06.75
                 
2 1 CH Lloyd 102 1 Win Aus Lord’s 21.06.75
  2 IM Chappell 62 2 Aus Win Lord’s 21.06.75
                 
3 1 RB Richardson 56 1 Win Zim Brisbane 29.02.92
  2 DL Houghton 55 2 Zim Win Brisbane 29.02.92
                 
4 1 KC Wessels 85 1 RSA Eng Melbourne 12.03.92
  2 AJ Stewart 77 2 Eng RSA Melbourne 12.03.92
                 
5 1 SC Ganguly 111* 1 Ind Ken Durban 20.03.03
  2 SO Tikolo 56 2 Ken Ind Durban 20.03.03
                 
6 1 SP Fleming 66 1 NZl Can Gros Islet 22.03.07
  2 JM Davison 52 2 Can NZl Gros Islet 22.03.07
                 
7 1 RT Ponting 91 1 Aus RSA Basseterre 24.03.07
  2 GC Smith 74 2 RSA Aus Basseterre 24.03.07
                 
8 1 M Jayawardene 72 1 Srl Aus St George’s 16.04.07
  2 RT Ponting 66* 2 Aus Srl St George’s 16.04.07
                 
9 1 LRPL Taylor 74 1 NZl Can Mumbai 13.03.11
  2 A Bagai 84 2 Can NZl Mumbai 13.03.11
                 
10 1 PW Borren 84 1 Net Ire Kolkata 18.03.11
  2 WTSPorterfield 68 2 Ire Net Kolkata 18.03.11
                 
11 1 AB de Villiers 162* 1 RSA Win Sydney 27.02.15
  2 JO Holder 56 2 Win RSA Sydney 27.02.15
                 
12 1 Misbah-ul-Haq 56 1 Pak RSA Auckland 07.03.15
  2 AB de Villiers 77 2 RSA Pak Auckland 07.03.15
                 
13 1 AD Matthews 51 1 Srl Sco Hobart 11.03.15
  2 PL Mommsen 60 2 Sco Srl Hobart 11.03.15
                 
14 1 BRM Taylor 138 1 Zim Ind Auckland 14.03.15
  2 MS Dhoni 85* 2 Ind Zim Auckland 14.03.15
                 
15 1 AB de Villiers 65* 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15
  2 BB McCullum 59 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

AB de Viiliers {65 not out} scored fifty in this game to provide the 152nd occasion of rival captains scoring fifties in World Cup. It also provides the 14th occasion of a South African captain scoring a fifty in the World Cup

 

BB McCullum {59} scored fifty in this game to provide the 153rd occasion of rival captains scoring fifties in World Cup. It also provides the 22nd occasion of a New Zealand captain scoring a fifty in the World Cup

 

AB de Viiliers {65 not out} and BB McCullum {59} scored fifties in this game to provide the second occasion of captains scoring fifties in the World Cup Semi final.

 

No Player Runs Inns Tem Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SC Ganguly 111* 1 Ind Ken Durban 20 Mar 2003
2 SO Tikolo 56 2 Ken Ind Durban 20 Mar 2003
               
1 AB de Villiers 65* 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24 Mar 2015
2 BB McCullum 59 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24 Mar 2015

 

AB de Viiliers’ 65 not out in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 54th occasion of captain’s fifty going in vain in the World Cup. It also provides the fourth occasion of a South African captain’s fifty in a losing cause in the World Cup

 

GD Eliott and CJ Anderson added 103 runs for the fifth wicket in this game to provide the 261st occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 26th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the World Cup.

 

GD Eliott and CJ Anderson added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 26th occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the third occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the World Cup.

 

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 13th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup Semi Final.

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 CG Greenidge, AI Kallicharran 2 125 2 Win NZl The Oval 18.06.75
2 CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 1 132 1 Win Pak The Oval 20.06.79
3 Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas 2 166 2 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79
4 HA Gomes, IVA Richards 3 132* 2 Win Pak The Oval 22.06.83
5 Imran Khan, Javed Miandad 4 112 2 Pak Aus Lahore 04.11.87
6 MW Gatting, GA Gooch 3 117 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05.11.87
7 MD Crowe, KR Rutherford 4 107 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21.03.92
8 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96
9 Saeed Anwar, W Wasti 1 194 2 Pak NZl Manchester 16.06.99
10 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 2 103 1 Ind Ken Durban 20.03.03
11 TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara 2 120 2 Srl NZl Col-RPS 29.03.11
12 AB de Villiers, F du Plessis 4 103 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15
13 GD Eliott. CJ Anderson 5 103 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

New Zealand won this game by four wickets with a ball to spare to provide the fifth occasion of a team winning a World Cup game with a ball to spare. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Oppn Ground Date
1 NZl 2 wkts 1 235 59.5 60.0 Eng Birmingham 15.06.83
2 Srl 3 wkts 1 196 49.5 50.0 RSA Wellington 02.03.92
3 Eng 3 wkts 1 226 40.5 41.0 RSA Melbourne 12.03.92
4 Eng 1 wkt 1 301 49.5 50.0 Win Bridgetown 21.04.07
5 NZl 4 wkts 1 298 42.5 43.0 RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fifth wicket in this game to provide second occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the World Cup Semi final

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96
2 GD Eliott. CJ Anderson 5 103 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

New Zealand won this game by four wickets with a ball to spare to provide the second occasion of New Zealnd winning a World Cup game with a ball to spare. Both the occasions are listed below

 

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Oppn Ground Date
1 NZl 2 wkts 1 235 59.5 60.0 Eng Birmingham 15.06.83
2 NZl 4 wkts 1 298 42.5 43.0 RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

South Africa lost this game with a ball to spare to provide the third occasion of South Africa losing a World Cup game with a ball to spare. South Africa now holds the record of losing most games in the World Cup with a ball to spare

 

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Oppn Ground Date
1 Srl 3 wkts 1 196 49.5 50.0 RSA Wellington 02.03.92
2 Eng 3 wkts 1 226 40.5 41.0 RSA Melbourne 12.03.92
3 NZl 4 wkts 1 298 42.5 43.0 RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

CJ Anderson captured 3 for 72 and scored 58 in this game to provide the 22nd  occasion of a cricketer scoring a fifty and capturing three or more wickets in a World Cup game. It also provides the first such performance by a New Zealand cricketer in the World Cup.

 

No Player Runs W-R Team Oppn Ground Date
1 Majid Khan 61 3-53 Pak Aus Nottingham 13.06.79
2 Fletcher DAG 69* 4-42 Zim Aus Nottingham 09.06.83
3 Curran KM 73 3-65 Zim Ind TB Wells 18.06.83
4 Azharuddin M 54* 3-19 Ind Aus Delhi 22.10.87
5 Imran Khan 58 3-36 Pak Aus Lahore 04.11.87
6 Botham IT 53 4-31 Eng Aus Sydney 05.03.92
7 Kirsten PN 62* 3-31 RSA Zim Canberra 10.03.92
8 de Silva PA 107* 3-42 Srl Aus Lahore 17.03.96
9 Johnson NC 59 4-42 Zim Ken Taunton 15.05.99
10 Klusener L 52* 3-21 RSA Srl Northampton 19.05.99
11 Moody TM 56* 3-25 Aus Ban Ch-le-St 27.05.99
12 Johnson NC 76 3-27 Zim RSA Chelmsford 29.05.99
13 Odumbe MO 52* 4-38 Ken Ken Johannesburg 01.03.03
14 Kloppenburg JF 121 4-42 Net Nam Bloemfontein 03.03.03
15 Davison JM 75 3-61 Can NZl Benoni 03.03.03
16 Jayasuriya ST 115 3-38 Srl Win Providence 01.04.07
17 Vaughan MP 79 3-39 Eng Win Barbadoa 21.04.07
18 Yuvraj Singh 50* 5-31 Ind Ire Bengaluru 06.03.11
19 Dilshan, TM 144 4-04 Srl Zim Pallekele 10.03.11
20 Wahab Riaz 54* 4-45 Pak Zim Brisbane 01.03.15
21 Williams SC 96 3-72 Zim Ire Hobart 07.03.15
22 Anderson CJ 58 3-72 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

New Zealand won this game by chasing the target of 298 runs in this game. It is the highest target ever chased by a team in the World Cup Semi Final. Previous best was 263 runs chased by Pakistan against New Zealand at Auckland on 21.03.92. The following table lists out the targets of 200 plus runs chased by a team in the Semi Final of the World Cup.

 

No Team Score Overs Inns Result Oppn Ground Start Date
1 NZl 299/6 42.5 2 won RSA Auckland 24 Mar 2015
2 Pak 264/6 49.0 2 won NZl Auckland 21 Mar 1992
3 Pak 242/1 47.3 2 won NZl Manchester 16 Jun 1999
4 Srl 220/5 47.5 2 won NZl Col-RPS 29 Mar 2011
5 Ind 217/4 54.4 2 won Eng Manchester 22 Jun 1983

 

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