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Sports : New Zealand dump South Africa out of World Cup

New Zealand stunned South Africa on Friday by knocking the form team out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals and extending their opponents’ miserable record in the tournament.

South Africa have now lost all five of their knockout matches since they first played at the tournament in 1992 while underdogs New Zealand advanced to the semi-finals for the sixth time.



Man-of-the-match Jacob Oram took two brilliant catches and captured four for 39 with his nagglingly accurate medium pace after the South Africans appeared to be cruising to victory in pursuit of a modest victory target of 222.

"We’ve got a talented bunch of players but unfortunately we are also inconsistent," Oram said at the victory presentation.

"But I’ve never been prouder to be in that dressing room and have a silver fern on, considering we were written off before this game."

The South Africans had reached 108 for two shortly before the halfway point with their premier batsman Jacques Kallis well set on 47.

But Kallis was magnificently caught on the boundary by Oram off Tim Southee, JP Duminy was bowled for three and AB de Villiers run out two balls later for 35 by an extraordinary stop and throw by Martin Guptill.

New Zealand, who had fielded tenaciously and bowled with spirit, piled on the pressure with Oram snapping up two more quick wickets.

Faf du Plessis, who was dropped by Oram on 29, hit the New Zealander for six off the next ball before holing out to Southee for 36. Morne Morkel (3) was the last man to fall as South Africa collapsed for 172 off 43.2 overs.

AMAZING GUPTILL

"Every single bowler stepped up today. The fielding is what got us through and credit to Martin Guptill, who I thought was amazing," said captain Daniel Vettori.

"Once we got 220, we knew we had to be aggressive. We were hanging in there even when Kallis and de Villiers got their partnership going.

"Once we got de Villiers and Kallis out, we really believed we could go all the way. The run out of de Villiers was an amazing piece of work from Guptill."

South Africa captain Graeme Smith was grim-faced as he prepared for the inevitable barrage of questions about his team’s temperament.

"There’s no words to describe how I feel. We just have to take it on the chin. It’s been a very disappointing evening," he said. "We kept them to 220, which is very gettable and we just needed to keep our composure."

Jesse Ryder anchored the New Zealand innings with 83, his maiden World Cup half-century. But although the Kiwis became the only team in the tournament to bat through their overs against South Africa their eventual total of 221 for eight seemed well short of a challenging total.

However, team spirit and discipline eventually triumphed and it is the New Zealanders will now meet the winners of Saturday’s quarter-final between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo next Tuesday. Source EWN

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