14 runs were needed off the last two overs and New Zealand had five wickets in hand. Colin de Grandhomme was dismissed by Ngidi and there was some panic. However, Kane Williamson guided the ball to the third man to pick the crucial boundary off the last ball of the penultimate over. New Zealand won the thrilling contest against South Africa by four wickets and the latter have been knocked out of the tournament. Williamson held his nerve as the Kiwi captain scored his maiden World Cup and remained undefeated to take his team over the line.

The Kiwis captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bowl first against South Africa in the 25th match of the ICC World Cup 2019. However, South Africa could not get off to a good start as they lost Quinton de Kock was cleaned up by Trent Boult’s incoming delivery. However, South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla added 50 runs partnership.

However, the Proteas captain was castled by a jaffa yorker from Lockie Ferguson. Subsequently, Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla added 59 runs but the runs didn’t come thick and fast for the Proteas. The New Zealand bowlers were able to keep a lid on the scoring rate as both the right-handers scored four runs/over.

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New Zealand comes up with a complete performance.

Amla was squared by Mitchell Santner whereas Markram got a leading edge when he tried to up the ante. Rassie Van der Dussen who has impressed with his batting in the tournament played a much-needed knock of 67 runs from 64 balls to help South Africa reach 241 runs in 49 overs. David Miller scored 36 whereas Lockie Ferguson scalped three wickets to continue his good form going. Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner snared one wicket apiece.

On the other hand, Kagiso Rabada gave an ideal start to South Africa as he dismissed Colin Munro early. Martin Guptill played a good knock of 35 runs however the right was unfortunate to be hit-wicket when he swivelled while playing a pull shot.

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Kane Williamson came up with a fine performance.

Meanwhile, Ross Taylor was dismissed on an innocuous delivery from Chris Morris down the leg-side. Furthermore, Tom Latham was soon dismissed by Morris to leave New Zealand’s run-chase in a mud.

However, Kane Williamson was once again cool as a cucumber and continued his dream form in England. Williamson completed his fifty and got the support from James Neesham as dual brought the 50-runs partnership from 81 balls. However, Morris was once again able to strike at the right time as he dismissed Neesham. In fact, Williamson had the rub of the green as his nick was not heard by Quinton de Kock

Colin de Grandhomme gave good support to his captain with a fifty and helped Kiwis get close to the target.

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