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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
New Zealand allrounder Grant Elliott is 37 today. His life over the last few years has been worth making a movie about
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
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
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).