Auckland, Mar 24: New Zealand defeated South Africa by 4 wickets in a nail-biting semi-final of the World Cup 2015 here today. This was New Zealand first ever semi-final win in the World Cup as the Black have reached the semi-finals of the World Cup six times before. Soon after the thrilling semi-final match, fans from all over the world and cricket personalities heaped praises on New Zealand's victory against the Proteas.
This is how the Twitter world reacted New Zealand's victory.
Elliot is spot on,amazing support for the NZ team from the start of the WC.They deserved this win for the positive approach #CWC2015— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 24, 2015
RT if you cant sit down in 1 place due to this thriller !! I couldnt #NZvSA— Vignesh Kandaswamy (@VigneshKanda) March 24, 2015
this match has reached the level of semi final! great match #NZvSA— Punam Raut (@PunamTwits) March 24, 2015
You have to feel sorry for South Africa here. Yes. It happened again. #NZvSA— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) March 24, 2015
YES! Best possible outcome to perfectly evenly contested match #NZvSA— Rukmini S (@rukmini_shrini) March 24, 2015
Can one feel happy for NZ an sad for SA at the same time? #NZvSA— Geetanjali Kaur (@geet_k) March 24, 2015
When NZ beat Aus at Eden Park, Elliott made a golden duck and didn't bowl a ball. I wondered what he brought to the team. Now I know #nzvsa— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) March 24, 2015
Respect to the New Zealanders who have been dark horses always but pull out a golden rabbit from hat , today #NZvSA— Singha (@heisenjit) March 24, 2015
Wow so tense heart is thumping, what a finish! #NZvSA— Matthew Jensen (@MatthewGJensen) March 24, 2015
What an amazing finish to the match - hard luck SA - well done NZ - great cricket !! #NZvSA— Ross Macdonald (@rossmac2310) March 24, 2015
You can't expect a better match than this! Both teams showed why they are two of the best teams right now. Congrats! #NZvSA— Sandeep Soni (@SandeepSoniSays) March 24, 2015
elliot hadn't played a single ODI in 2014…was recalled at almost 36 years old..sometimes selectors are unsung heroes #NZvSA— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 24, 2015
Grant Elliot you have nerves of steel!!! Poster boy of NZ till the finals!!! #NZvSA— Pratik Radder (@PratikRadder) March 24, 2015