McMillan stayed there til the end, unbeaten on 38 to add to his three key wickets. New Zealand beat South Africa by five wickets to seal their place in the crucial round coming up. They won the toss, and having come unstuck themselves batting first in St George's against Sri Lanka, opted to field first. It paid off on a difficult batting strip, as Bond and Franklin wasted little time with the new ball. Gibbs and Prince added 76 in 17 overs, but it was the gamble of bringing on McMillan that hammered in South Africa's fate. Chasing 194, New Zealand were sluggish, but Fleming played a dour captain's innings and then that man Styris added another World Cup fifty.
Just waiting to confirm the Man of the Match for you all. Im pretty sure it'll be McMillan.
Ian Smith talks to Smith and Fleming. Smith thinks the first 20 overs were the toughest, and credits New Zealand for making full use of the conditions and keeping his side down. He thinks 220-230 would've been much better. Admits everyone's disappointed in the dressing room. Fleming is happy, though he's not letting on. Check out that grimace as he answers Ian's questions. A good effort, he says, with words of praise for Franklin, who set the day up for New Zealand, he adds. Didnt have any issues with the surface, glad he won the toss. Has plenty to say about McMillan's subtleties as a bowler. Acknowledges the game was tight, but backs the motion to slog it out in the chase.
And yes, no surprises, McMillan is the Man of the Match. He's a happy bloke. Beaming, he says he's grateful to just be here and is glad New Zealand bounced back from the loss to Sri Lanka. Loved each of his three wickets, and says chasing 194 was tricky.
Thats all I have for you, people. Let me remind you of tomorrow's game, a tussle between Ireland and Bangladesh at Bridgetown that will start at 13:30 GMT. I'll be bringing you the commentary again, lucky people, you. Until then, this is Jamie Alter signing off. Cheers!
Here's McCullum. Just a couple to seal this affair. Nel's still beaming.
The Beige Brigade is alive in the stands. Soon to be the Crimson Brigade as most of them are topless and the suns beating down hard.
New Zealanders all hanging out on the balcony...methinks an ambush of sorts once the winning runs are hit and they make the semis
Three to get...
Just seven to get from 18 deliveries. Shakirah offers this: "Andre Nel would make a great bad guy in an action movie." Andrew Hall comes back to bowl. What would he make?
10 now from 24. Nel comes back on.
That was a catch, very tough, for Boucher, replays show.