New Zealand beat South Africa, enter World Cup final

Auckland: New Zealand defeated South Africa by four wickets (Duckworth/Lewis) in the semi-final to enter their maiden cricket World Cup final at the Eden Park here on Tuesday.

After opting to bat, South Africa put up 281/5 in 43 overs in a rain shortened match with Faf du Plesis top scoring with 82.

Chasing a revised target of 298 in 43 overs, New Zealand hit the target with one ball to spare. Grand Elliot top scored with 84 not out.