Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • De Villiers opens up on World Cup heartbreak in autobiography

    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

  • When defeats haunt

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Record


Runs scored by NZ, the highest successful chase in a World Cup knockout match.

Blazin' Bazz


Number of times McCullum has scored a WC fifty in 22 balls or less. This has only been done nine times in all.

On Fire


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)

AB nearing a milestone


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.

Boult keeps striking


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.

Double Donut


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).