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

New Zealand fans belt out a wave for their team

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.

A despondent Faf du Plessis after South Africa's loss

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

Eden Park's moment of catharsis

New Zealand's rise as a cricketing force has generated an upsurge of support, and on the day of their biggest World Cup triumph yet, Eden Park became a living, breathing, 41,000-strong cardiogram

Not for the faint of heart: Auckland fans were treated to humdinger of a match

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

'The best match I've ever been to live'

How cricketers reacted to a humdinger of a semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa

Grant Elliott, Kyle Mills and Tim Southee soak in the historic win