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.
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