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
In his book, AB: The Autobiography, which launched in Johannesburg today, AB de Villers describes the 2015 World Cup semi-final defeat as the "greatest disappointment" of his cricket career
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
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 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
Describing New Zealand's run to their first ever World Cup final as an "incredible ride," Brendon McCullum has said his players are having the best time of their lives
#BendTheRules Moments of the day from the first Semi-Final between New Zealand and South Africa
How cricketers reacted to a humdinger of a semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa
Stats highlights from the first semi-final, between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland
Grant Elliott held his nerve with a solid 84 from 73 balls to help New Zealand narrowly beat South Africa by four wickets, with one ball to spare, to make the Finals of World Cup 2015.
The losing team has much to ponder over the what-could-have-beens in close matches; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly
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.
Without the knowledge and experience of pain, the pleasures of sport will never feel so sweet
He is small. He is quiet. He is flabbergastingly good. Little in sport is more enchanting than this confluence of raw talent and tireless refinement
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
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
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.
The make-up and history of these New Zealand and South Africa units are not dissimilar, and on Tuesday one of them will break new ground at Eden Park
The final knockouts of the World Cup have the potential to be cricket classics
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
New Zealand have kept a clean sheet, South Africa have made history with their first-ever victory in a World Cup knockout match. Now both of them will know they need to turn up for their biggest moment yet
Plays of the Day from the first semi-final, between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland
Runs scored by NZ, the highest successful chase in a World Cup knockout match.
Number of times McCullum has scored a WC fifty in 22 balls or less. This has only been done nine times in all.
Runs scored by NZ in the first 5 overs, the second-most for any team since 2001. The best such score (78) is also by NZ (v BANG, 2007)
Runs scored by AB de Villiers in this WC, the second-most by any SA player in one WC. Kallis scored 485 runs during the 2007 WC.
Wickets taken by Trent Boult in this WC, the most by any NZ bowler in one WC. Geoff Allott took 20 wickets in the 1999 WC.
Number of times either South Africa or New Zealand have won a World Cup semi final. They have cumulatively play in nine (NZ 6, SA 3).