The first semifinal of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup between New Zealand and South Africa lived up to its hype with a thrilling finish. Electing to bat, South Africa scored 281/5 in a match reduced to 43 overs due to rain. Faf du Plessis top scored with 82 from 107 balls and AB de Villiers contributed 65* from 45 deliveries. But the real destroyer was David Miller who scored a quickfire 49 off 18 deliveries. Set a target of 298 according to D/L method from 43 overs, New Zealand was off to a flying start - courtesy Brendon McCullum's rage on crease. The captain leading from the front, blazed 59 runs off just 26 balls. South Africa were relieved to remove him at a time when the game was going New Zealand's way. Morne Morkel did the job for South Africa. Kane Williamson (6), Martin Guptill (34) and Ross Taylor (30) fell at regular intervals boosting South Africa's hopes for a first World Cup final. But the Black Caps weren't done yet. Corey Anderson paired with Grant Elliott and the duo put on 103-run partnership for the fifth wicket that dented South Africa's hopes. Morne Morkel was once again South Africa's savior as he bowled a wonderful 38th over, conceding 1 run and claiming the wicket of Corey Anderson (58). The next batsman for New Zealand, Luke Ronchi fell soon trying to hit a Steyn delivery to the fence. He was caught by Rilee Rossouw. Daniel Vettori came out when the match was evenly balanced, slightly favoring the Proteas. With 12 runs needed of the final over, Steyn was handed the responsibility by de Villiers. The first ball went for a single putting Elliott on strike. The next ball again went for a single. The third ball, a yorker, was sent to the fence by a stretching Vettori. Vettori ran a single off the fourth ball. New Zealand needed 5 runs off 2 balls. 4 runs were enough to see them through to the finals since they finished better in the group stages. Elliott was on strike. The batsman who recently celebrated his 36th birthday with fans singing the birthday song, paid back for all the love he received, with a six over long-on, sealing a memorable win for New Zealand with one ball to spare. The Proteas crumbled to the ground crying. Morne Morkel and AB de Villiers were inconsolable. The entire South African side looked shattered. A team which had put up a splendid batting performance and amazing fielding, deserved more. But all credit to New Zealand for holding their nerve and finishing the game. Grant Elliott was adjudged the Man of the Match for his instrumental innings which took the Black Caps into their first World Cup final in 6 attempts. They will face the winner of the Australia Vs India semifinal, in the final on March 29 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.