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488dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Oram leads New Zealand to stunning upset

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


Oram, South Africa and the curse

Inexplicable things happen to South Africa in ICC events, but how did they choke during a chase of 222 in the 2011 game against New Zealand?

488dAakash Chopra

When a choke isn't a choke

South Africa losing the plot against New Zealand was more panic than choke. There is a difference

590dRobert Houwing

The horror, the horror

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

488dESPNcricinfo staff

Mills, Vettori and du Plessis fined

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

488dOsman Samiuddin at the Shere Bangla Stadium

Kallis catch was the turning point - Oram

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

488dFirdose Moonda at the Shere Bangla Stadium

South Africa need to face their reality

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

488dFirdose Moonda at the Shere Bangla Stadium

Smith in disbelief after loss

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

488dOsman Samiuddin at the Shere Bangla Stadium

South Africa had a long tail - Vettori

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

488dFirdose Moonda and Osman Samiuddin at the Shere Bangla Stadium

An acrobatsman and a lucky boot

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

589dFirdose Moonda

Du Plessis wants to meet NZ in knockouts again

Four years ago, Faf du Plessis was at the vortex of the on-field altercation that fueled South Africa's folding in the quarter-final against New Zealand. Four years later, he wants to do it all over again

488dOsman Samiuddin at the Shere Bangla Stadium

Patience pays off for New Zealand

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

488dLiam Brickhill and Siddhartha Talya

Struggling for breath ...

ESPNcricinfo looks back at some famous defeats South Africa have slumped to in global tournaments

488dESPNcricinfo staff

Conditions should suit us - McCullum

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

488dOsman Samiuddin

Top-order batting key - Vettori

It is New Zealand's batting on which the heaviest burden rests, for that is whereexpectations should be highest

488dFirdose Moonda in Mirpur

South Africa bank on successful strategy

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

488dFirdose Moonda in Mirpur

Horses for courses, and a plan for every event

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

488dOsman Samiuddin in Mirpur

New Zealand banish bad memories

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

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st8HM AmlaGC Smith
2nd61JH KallisGC Smith
3rd39JH KallisAB de Villiers
4th13JP DuminyAB de Villiers
5th0AB de VilliersF du Plessis
6th7J BothaF du Plessis
7th4RJ PetersonF du Plessis
8th14F du PlessisDW Steyn
9th26F du PlessisM Morkel
10th0Imran TahirM Morkel