Andrew McGlashan

Andrew McGlashan is a senior assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

The lights at the MCG gleam in the night sky

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Vast MCG will hold no fear for New Zealand

After a flawless run at home, New Zealand have travelled to Melbourne for the World Cup final. This last challenge - against co-hosts Australia - will be their greatest

Matt Henry soaked up his late World Cup call

World Cup 2015: New Zealand

Henry's journey from backyard dreams to the MCG

Matt Henry was savouring every moment of his last-minute World Cup call-up as New Zealand enjoyed a day off in Melbourne before beginning preparations for the final

Brendon McCullum congratulates Daniel Vettori

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

Vettori's potential 'fairytale finish'

Daniel Vettori has not made any official announcements on his future, but a career in coaching in the IPL, where he has already started with Royal Challengers Bangalore, and the Big Bash looms

The boss: Grant Elliott smashed a six to win the game

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

Melbourne-bound, this time with Elliott

Grant Elliott was not among the 20 who tried to absorb the venue of the World Cup final in October in the hope they would return, but he is the man taking them back

Grant Elliott is all smiles as he collects the Man-of-the-Match award from Clive Lloyd

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

'I really did feel the pressure' - Elliott

Even as Grant Elliott's inclusion in the World Cup squad in place of Jimmy Neesham was questioned early on, right now the decision is looking a master stroke

Grant Elliott roars after hitting the winning runs

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

New Zealand hold nerve to leave SA heartbroken

Amid scenes of rare passion, of the like New Zealand has never seen for a cricket match, Grant Elliott played the innings of his life to carry his adopted country into the World Cup final against the land of his birth

The entire New Zealand team converges to congratulate Daniel Vettori on his catch

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

Who will be the World Cup's newest first-time finalist?

Both New Zealand and South Africa are no strangers to World Cup semi-finals, but neither has ever made it through to the biggest game in cricket yet

Cobb reservoir in north-west Nelson

A reunion, an anniversary, and '80s nostalgia

Our correspondent is relieved at not having to report on England. That way he can admire the beauty of New Zealand, and catch with up Curtly Ambrose

Adam Milne took two in two

World Cup 2015: New Zealand

Milne ruled out of New Zealand tilt

New Zealand will be without Adam Milne for the rest of their World Cup campaign after the fast bowler suffered a heel injury in the quarter-final win over West Indies

Trent Boult struck twice in his first over

World Cup 2015: New Zealand

Fiery Boult key to New Zealand charge

His pace, swing, stamina and consistency has been a nuisance to batsmen throughout the tournament, and could well make the difference again in the semi-final