In case you missed the Kiwis chasing down SA’s total in the First Semi-Final, here it is, blow by blow, curtesy of a slightly random selection of tweets on the subject.
@17thManDiary: SA girding themselves for Journey to the Centre of the Earth at Eden Park.
AB says he had never sheared a shup before #CWC15
@bhogleharsha: How many overs does McCullum think he has?
@ajarrodkimber: Mid off almost broke his neck just trying to watch that go to the rope.
@17thManDiary: The grape growers in the stands are stamping their feet and getting restless. Vettori is padding up in the shadows #SAvNZ
@17thManDiary: We just need rain for a week to close it all down and save England #SavNZ
@17thManDiary: Any decent NZ partnership rings the emergency bell for SA. How long will the fire engine take to arrive? #SAvNZ
@17thManDiary Mar 24: This game like, you know like, hey, you know… like where’s it going? #SAvNZ
@17thManDiary: NZ batting is aggressive erratic and unpredictable. They should be arrested for being a public nuisance #NZvSA
@17thManDiary: Who had blinked first in this game. I reckon SA is blinking like mad trying to hold back the tears… NOT AGAIN! #NZvSA
AB THE BATSMAN.
AB THE BOWLER.
AB THE KEEPER.
AB THE FIELDER.
AB THE CAPTAIN.
AB THE LEGEND.
GIVE HIM THE CUP ALREADY. DAMN IT!!
@17thManDiary: The next World Cup should be in SA/ZIM so they can play on their own wickets every match #NZvSA
@17thManDiary Mar 24: Duckworth Lewis always bats second. #NZvSA
@fwildecricket: Fun Fact: Grant Elliott was born in South Africa. #CWC15 #NZvSA #NZ #SA
@17thManDiary: I wish I culd trenzlate whet they’re saying in the muddle bro’ bet I can’t spuk New Zulend #NZvSA
@17thManDiary: Pressure building. Will someone drop the World Cup? #cwc15 #nzvsa
@_TheTonk: NZ need 47 runs from 36 balls, South Africa six wickets. It’s squeaky bum time at Eden Park.
@thefulltoss: If it hit the wire it’s an even better catch! #CWC15
@17thManDiary: I’m trying to get my wife to loosen the tie round my neck but everyone is choking here #masschoking #NZvSA
@AltCricket: If SpiderCam had cost South Africa a wicket, they might as well have just given up playing cricket forever. #NZvSA
@DennisCricket_: Spider Cam just can’t get himself into the match. #nzvsa
@17thManDiary: Will it be Ronchi and Roll? #cwc15 #nzvsa
@17thManDiary: Ronchi misses spider cam cable and is out. #cwc15 #nzvsa
@17thManDiary : De kock up there #cwc15 #nzvsa
@AllOutCricket: “You’ve just tackled the World Cup, mate.” #CWC15
@17thManDiary: The Hamstring has the final say. #cwc15 #nzvsa
@17thManDiary: They shouldn’t let games get to this point. Medicare claims rise #NZvSA
@simmiareff: Grant Elliott is the first South African to go to a cricket world cup final
@17thManDiary: The 3 commandments
1. Don’t bowl Steyn at the death
2. Catch the ball before removing the bails
3. Don’t play NZ at Eden Park
And so, it’s NZ versus India or Australia in the final.