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We will remember this forever: McCullum

Tue, Mar 24, 2015, 06:25 PM
Auckland, March 24 , 2015: An ecstatic New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum believes his team and everyone who witnessed the edge-of-the-seat cricket World Cup semifinal match against South Africa at the Eden Park here on Tuesday will surely remember the match for the rest of their lives.

In a rain-curtailed match, New Zealand clinched the encounter with a delivery and four wickets to spare after the target was revised to 298 from 43 overs (Duckworth/Lewis).

“It's pretty amazing. South Africa gave as good as they got all day. The game was outstanding, great advertisement for cricket. I am sure everyone that was here will remember this for the rest of their lives," said McCullum at the post-match presentation ceremony.

"I know that our boys will. We will give ourselves a chance at World Cup glory which is a fine achievement, really proud of all the boys' efforts."

Asked about the rain delay before which South Africa skipper AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis were clobbering the Black Caps bowlers to all parts of the ground, McCullum said: “I wished it kept raining".

"They were obviously setting it up quite nicely and there were two set batsmen and two very destructive batsmen at the crease as well. I still looked at the innings and the way we kept giving in the field, the way we bowled I still thought we were controlling everything we possibly could."
Agency: IANS
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