Get the app

World Cup 2015: Sachin Tendulkar congratulates New Zealand

Tendulkar congratulated New Zealand for making it to the World Cup final after the Black Caps beat South Africa by four wickets.

IANS |March 24, 2015, 6:26 PM IST
World Cup 2015: Sachin Tendulkar congratulates New Zealand

Auckland: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulated New Zealand for making it to the World Cup final after the Black Caps beat South Africa by four wickets (Duckworth/Lewis) in the semi-final at the Eden Park here on Tuesday.

"Big Congratulations to New Zealand for making the ICC World Cup finals and playing amazing cricket... #CWC15. Its tough to see a side lose in a match like the semis. Well played South Africa," Tendulkar tweeted.

Middle-order batsman Grant Elliot (84 not out) helped New Zealand achieve the 298-run target with one ball and four wickets to spare via the Duckworth/Lewis method in a thrilling and rain-curtailed match.

India and co-hosts Australia will play the other semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 3466 105
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 4820 127
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 South Africa 3345 108
5 Australia 3518 107
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 5285 278
2 England 4564 268
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 5470 260
5 South Africa 4380 258
see more