Kiwis clinch semi-final place

March 25, 2011

New Zealand sealed their place in the March 29 semi-finals in Colombo, Sri Lanka, after stunning South Africa by 49 runs in the third quarter-final match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Friday.
The protease were bowled out for 172 runs in 43.2 overs as a gritty Jacob Oram captured four wickets followed by NL McCullum three and Luke Woodcock and Tim Southee took one wicket each.
Earlier, New Zealand scored 221 runs losing eight wickets in 50 overs as Jesse Ryder knocked a brilliant 83 (121) before giving a simple catch to substitute player CA Ingram bowled by Tahir.
SA bowlers M Morkel grabbed three wickets while Imran Tahir and Dale Steyn took two wickets each and RJ Peterson took one wicket.
New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori decided to bat first after wining the toss.
New Zealand: MJ Guptill, BB McCullum, JD Ryder, LRPL Taylor, SB Styris, KS Williamson, NL McCullum, JDP Oram, DL Vettori, LJ Woodcock and TG Southee.
South Africa: GC Smith, HM Amla, JH Kallis, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, F du Plessis, J Botha, RJ Peterson, M Morkel, DW Steyn and Imran Tahir.

Courtesy of The Daily Star

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