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When a choke isn't a choke

Apr 7, 2011: South Africa losing the plot against New Zealand was more panic than choke. There is a difference

Aakash Chopra

South Africa's early World Cup exit

The horror, the horror

Mar 27, 2011: The World Cup knockout-phase monkey stays infernally glued to South Africa's backs for another four years

Robert Houwing

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2011, quarter-final, Dhaka

Mills, Vettori and du Plessis fined

Mar 26, 2011: Kyle Mills, Daniel Vettori and Francois du Plessis have all been fined for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct following an incident during South Africa's run-chase

ESPNcricinfo staff

Memorable New Zealand wins

When the Kiwis took flight ...

Mar 26, 2011: ESPNcricinfo looks back at some memorable New Zealand victories in global tournaments

Nitin Sundar

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

Kallis catch was the turning point - Oram

Mar 25, 2011: Jacob Oram said his running catch to dismiss Jacques Kallis and Martin Guptill's run-out of AB de Villiers were the two key moments that propelled New Zealand to victory in their quarter-final against South Africa

Osman Samiuddin at the Shere Bangla Stadium

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

South Africa need to face their reality

Mar 25, 2011: Through the World Cup, South Africa have shied away from questions about nerves and how it tends to affect them more than most teams; but come the quarter-finals, the pressure got to them, and that is a truth they must tackle head on

Firdose Moonda at the Shere Bangla Stadium

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

South Africa had a long tail - Vettori

Mar 25, 2011: Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand captain, said he knew his side were in with a chance of defending 221 if they could get past South Africa's top four batsmen and into the longish tail

Osman Samiuddin at the Shere Bangla Stadium

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

Patience pays off for New Zealand

Mar 25, 2011: New Zealand shed some of the flashiness that usually adorns their batting, persevered with the ball, and ultimately reaped the rewards, albeit with a helping hand from South Africa

Osman Samiuddin at the Shere Bangla Stadium

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

Smith in disbelief after loss

Mar 25, 2011: Graeme Smith, the South Africa captain, said his side had trained hard for the World Cup but simply weren't good enough on the night to beat New Zealand in Mirpur

Firdose Moonda at the Shere Bangla Stadium

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

The partnership that made the difference

Mar 25, 2011: Between overs 7 and 33, New Zealand scored 114 and lost only one wicket, while South Africa's middle order collapsed during that period

S Rajesh

Memorable South African defeats

Struggling for breath ...

Mar 25, 2011: ESPNcricinfo looks back at some famous defeats South Africa have slumped to in global tournaments

Liam Brickhill and Siddhartha Talya

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, quarter-final, Dhaka

An acrobatsman and a lucky boot

Mar 25, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third quarter-final of the World Cup, between New Zealand and South Africa in Mirpur

Firdose Moonda and Osman Samiuddin at the Shere Bangla Stadium

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

Oram leads New Zealand to stunning upset

Mar 25, 2011: Jacob Oram took four wickets and a great catch as South Africa collapsed from 108 for 2 to 172 all out in Mirpur, handing New Zealand a place in the semi-finals

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

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New Zealand v South Africa, quarter-final, Mirpur

Mar 25, 2011: Join ESPNcricinfo's commentators for a discussion on this game

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

Horses for courses, and a plan for every event

Mar 24, 2011: The most impressive aspect of South Africa's performances on the way to the quarter-finals has been the way they have tried different tactics in all their matches, and almost all have paid off

Firdose Moonda in Mirpur

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2011, 3rd quarter-final, Mirpur

New Zealand banish bad memories

Mar 24, 2011: On Friday, New Zealand return to the scene of their worst recent result to play one of their most important recent games

Osman Samiuddin in Mirpur

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

Top-order batting key - Vettori

Mar 24, 2011: It is New Zealand's batting on which the heaviest burden rests, for that is where expectations should be highest

Osman Samiuddin

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2011, quarter-final, Mirpur

Transformed South Africa aim for semis

Mar 24, 2011: Historically, New Zealand have the edge over South Africa in World Cups, but South Africa are a team transformed in this tournament and New Zealand have been inconsistent

The Preview by Liam Brickhill

New Zealand v South Africa, quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Mirpur

South Africa bank on successful strategy

Mar 24, 2011: South Africa will approach their quarter-final match against New Zealand in much the same way as each of their group games - by playing to plans and laying a platform rather than attempting anything overly flashy

Firdose Moonda in Mirpur

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2011, 3rd quarter-final, Mirpur

Conditions should suit us - McCullum

Mar 23, 2011: New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum thinks his side's greater experience of conditions in Mirpur could give them the edge over South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff
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