The first semifinal of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup between New Zealand and South Africa is halfway through. South Africa have put 281 runs on board for the loss of 5 wickets in a match reduced to 43 overs, courtesy rain. South Africa won the toss and chose to bat. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock both lost their wickets to Trent Boult in quick succession. At the end of the eight over South Africa were languishing at 31 for the loss of 2 wickets. It was right then that Faf du Plessis and Rilee Rossouw came to the rescue of the Proteas. The duo added 83 runs before Corey Anderson snapped the partnership by taking out Rilee Rossouw. South Africa were 114/3 at the beginning of the 27th over when captain AB de Villers walked to the middle. The mercurial batsman then laid the foundation for South Africa's innings with Faf du Plessis adding up 103 runs in 73 deliveries. When Faf du Plessis exited, out came the devastating David Miller who overshadowed AB de Villiers and began his ruthless assault on the kiwis. In a partnership of 65 runs in just 4 overs, Miller contributed 49 off 18 deliveries while de Villiers scored just 4 from 6 deliveries. Miller departed in the final over and J P Duminy smashed 8 runs off 4 balls to take South Africa to the final grand total. New Zealand have begun an assault of their own and are now 46 without loss at the end of 4 overs. Brendon McCullum at 35 from 19 and Martin Guptill has scored 6 off 6 deliveries.