Firdose Moonda

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

Russell Domingo at the post-match press conference

World Cup 2015: South Africa

Domingo advises against radical changes

South Africa coach Russell Domingo has advised against too many changes after South Africa's exit from the World Cup and hopes the players will not take an emotional decision

A South African jersey with messages from well wishers attached to it

South Africa news

Legal threat over abrupt SA quota change

The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) is "considering its legal options," against Cricket South Africa after the latter took a decision to increase the racial quotas at domestic level without consulting the players' union

New Zealand fans belt out a wave for their team

The guard of honour made of sound

The atmosphere at Eden Park when New Zealand booked their place in the World Cup final was electric. It wasn't much different at the airport as the players left for Melbourne

The South African team walks back in low spirits

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland

Singed South Africa grapple with future

The sun has risen after the nadir. Change will come. The future will not be stayed. But for many of South Africa's stalwarts, this may have been a bridge too far

A despondent Faf du Plessis after South Africa's loss

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st semi-final, Auckland

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

David Miller is embraced by his team-mates after coming up short

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland

South African pain flows onto Auckland outfield

South Africa wept. Together, separately, on camera, off camera, with 40,000 people chanting or in the complete silence inside themselves, they wept. They wept because that was all they had left to do.

Brendon McCullum loses his shoe

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland

McCullum's Cinderella moment

Plays of the Day from the first semi-final, between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland

Dusk settles over Eden Park as South Africa chase

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland

The turf South Africa can make their own

Eden Park is not South Africa's turf but on two days in another area, in another generation, in a different sporting code, it was. And that may be all they need to remember

AB de Villiers is a crowd-pleaser even without bat in hand

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland

The final words before the final frontier

Before AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum attempt to bat their opposition away, literally, before they have to set a field or decide on a bowling change, even before they toss the coin, they will have to perform another, and perhaps more important job