Chasing a D/L revised target of 298 in 43 overs, New Zealand pulled off an incredible victory in their World Cup semi-final clash against South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland, today. Grant Elliott produced a Man-of-the-Match performance with an unbeaten 84 off 73. Brendon McCullum and Corey Anderson scored half-centuries too.Earlier in the day, Trent Boult picked up 2 early wickets to jolt the Proteas top order, but Faf du Plessis and Rilee Rossouw got their team through the difficult passage – setting it up for AB de Villiers and David Miller to provide the finishing touch. Here are the numbers that matter from the game:
#1 Most runs ever off a Dale Steyn over
Dale Steyn conceded 25 runs in his thirdover, 24 of which came off Brendon McCullums bat. This is the highest number of runs conceded by Steyn in a single over in an ODI, beating the 24 runs he gave away in an over against Australia at Melbourne in 2006.
Steyn had a forgettable day today on a wicket that assisted pace bowling, conceding 76 runs in 8.5 overs. He managed to pick up only wicket.