1st Semi-Final match is going to be played at Eden Park, Auckland on 24th March at 14:00 local (01:00 GMT | 06:00 PKT). Match will be played between the two best teams of ICC Cricket world cup 2015, this match is between New Zealand vs South Africa. Both teams are well know.
Both team are energetic & full of power to win the ICC Cup. The eleventh release of the ICC Cricket World Cup commences in Christchurch on 14 February when co-have New Zealand tackles previous champion Sri Lanka. On that day at the pleasant Eden Park, Auckland, four-time title holder Australia will square-off against England, which arrived at the last the last time the occasion was organized in Australia/New Zealand (1992).
An aggregate of 49 matches will be played over 14 venues, seven in New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington) and seven in Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney).The organization of the competition is the same as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, i.e. two gatherings of seven sides each one, quarter-finals, semi-finals and last. All the thump out stage matches will have save days.
Brendon McCullum has registered four of the 11 fastest 50-plus scores in World Cup history. Three of those have come in this World Cup alone. Chasing 298 against South Africa in the big semi-final, McCullum played the way he knew would be best: by attacking with all his ammunition. He scythed, smashed, slapped, and otherwise hit 59 runs off 26 balls with eight fours and four sixes to bolster New Zealand to 71 in just five overs.
After the McCullum on slaught, Kane Williamson suffered a rare failure, pulling Morne Morkel back onto his stumps to depart after scoring a mere six runs. It was then the turn of ‘Mr 237’, Martin Guptill, and the ever-reliable Ross Taylor to consolidate the innings. The duo added a well-compiled 47 in reasonable time before being separated.
Corey Anderson is known for his big hitting, but the situation required some finesse as well. Anderson combined with Grant Elliott to put on a game-changing 103 as New Zealand came within 44 runs of a historic World Cup semi-final win.
Before New Zealand’s seven-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in January 2015, Grant Elliott had last played for New Zealand in November 2013. Since his return to the side, he has scored 513 runs at 51.3. He was enjoying a moderately successful World Cup coming in and scoring a few runs whenever it was required of him. In a crunch semi-final against one of the best bowling attacks in the world, he hit a sublime unbeaten 84 off 73 deliveries. With five runs needed to win off two balls, he launched arguably the best fast bowler of this generation — Dale Steyn — for six over midwicket as South Africa suffered yet another semi-final heartbreak.
After the fateful six Elliott hit off Steyn, the 40,000-plus Eden Park crowd erupted in a frenzy of delirious glee. Watching the Proteas though, even the most hardcore supporters of the Black Caps would have felt a tug at their heartstrings. Watching the likes of de Villiers, Morne Morkel, Steyn, and Faf du Plessis tearing up and shedding unabashed tears made the scenes emotionally charged. New Zealand won the match, but South Africa ended up with highly respectable defeat, and in doing so earned the respect of their opponents and the spectators at Eden Park.